Your Vehicle Has Hail Damage. Now What?

The hailstorm is over and your vehicle has hail damage.  Now what?  In a perfect world, hailstorms come with an advanced warning and everyone has a garage.  Unfortunately, this is not the case and one of the reasons why hailstorms cause millions of dollars in damages every year. Follow these steps to make your auto hail repair process as painless as possible and save money, too!

File Insurance Claim ASAP

Once you realize that your vehicle has hail damage, determine if you are covered under your insurance.  Hopefully, you have full-coverage insurance and not just liability coverage.  If you are covered, contact your insurance company ASAP to file a claim.  If your vehicle has hail damage, the odds are that a lot of other people will be calling, too.  A massive hailstorm, like Denver had in 2017, resulted in over 150k auto hail damage claims.  The faster you start the auto hail repair claim process, the faster you will get your car repaired.  If you wait too long, it may take months to book an appointment at a body shop or paintless dent repair (PDR) shop.

If you choose The Dent Company (TDC) for your auto hail repair, we will waive your deductible and/or provide a free rental car.

There is another reason to file a claim ASAP. You do not want to go through a second hailstorm while waiting and risk your car being totaled.  Damage from two hail storms may total a car that could have withstood one at a time.

Here is a list of some popular insurance carriers and their contact numbers.

Allstate Insurance (877) 810-2920
American Family Insurance (800) 692-6326
GEICO Insurance (800) 861-8380
Farmers Insurance (800) 493-4917
Liberty Mutual Insurance (888) 398-8924
Nationwide Insurance (877) 669-6877
Progressive Insurance (800) 776-4737
State Farm Insurance (888) 559-1922
The Hartford Insurance (800) 243-5860
Travelers Insurance (800) 842-5075
USAA Insurance (800) 531-8722

Note: Hail storms are considered an “Act of God” by insurance companies.  Your deductible will not increase if you file a claim for auto hail damage.

What Happens Next:

  1. You will receive a claim number:  Keep this handy.  You will reference it frequently.
  2. Insurance inspection:  An insurance adjuster will call to make arrangements to inspect the hail damage to your vehicle.

Call Us: The Dent Company (TDC):

Call us at 866-685-4245 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule an appointment for your auto hail repair. We will need the name of your insurance company and your claim number.

The insurance company or adjuster may recommend one of their preferred body shops for your auto hail repair.  You will have to pay your deductible before taking delivery.  Hopefully, you have read our blog “Paintless Dent Repair vs Body Shop for Hail Repair” before deciding where to take your vehicle.  If you choose The Dent Company (TDC) for your auto hail repair, we will waive your deductible and provide a free rental car.

We work with all insurance companies.

What Happens Next:

  1. Our Inspection: We inspect and mark every hail dent on your car for the adjuster.  Many dents are slight and are missed in the initial inspection.  The total number of dents are then counted.
  2. Supplemental/Final estimate:  Our estimate is submitted to your insurance company for approval.  This may take a few days.

Hail Dents Are Repaired

Upon final approval from the insurance company, your vehicle is scheduled for drop off. Using our paintless dent repair (PDR) process, the technician will begin removing all of the hail dents found in the final inspection. Depending on the extent of the hail damage, repairs can take anywhere from a few days to a week. Extreme damage may take longer.  After the PDR technician finishes the repair, the vehicle will be inspected from top to bottom by a member of our quality control team.

What Happens Next:

  1. Rental Car: Pick-up of free rental car
  2. Communication: We will keep you up to date on the status of your vehicle.  If there is going to be a delay, you will be notified via your preferred contact method (Phone/email).
  3. Relax – Your car is in good hands.  We are auto hail repair experts and are VERY good at what we do.

Pick Up Your Dent Free Vehicle

All auto hail repair is completed.  Your vehicle is restored to the condition it was in before the hail.  Your deductible is waived.  You will receive our written lifetime warranty and drive off with a smile.

What Happens Next:

  1. Excitement: You are excited to have your vehicle back to the condition it was once in.
  2. Splurge: Without having to pay a deductible, you have extra money in your pocket.
  3. Refer: You are so happy that you tell all of your friends about us!

At The Dent Company (TDC), we are the auto hail repair experts.  Our Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) process is the preferred technique for removing hail dents in cars because protects the factory paint and the value of the vehicle.  Remember, you only get 1 factory paint job. Don’t trust it to just anyone.

If you are still driving around with hail dents in your vehicle, give us a call!  Our work is guaranteed and we do it right the first time.

2 thoughts on “Your Vehicle Has Hail Damage. Now What?”

  1. I’m considering purchasing a hail-damaged totaled vehicle and have two questions for you.

    1. Is it a good idea to buy a hail-damaged vehicle

    2. How much does it typically cost for TDC to restore a hail-damaged vehicle to its original condition.

    Thank you

  2. Hi Jonnie!
    Thanks for writing. There is nothing wrong with purchasing a hail damaged vehicle, especially if you can get it for the right price. You will just have to take the cost of repair into consideration.

    It would be next to impossible to give you an accurate repair estimate without seeing your car. Can you give us a call at (866) 685-4245? We would be happy to take a look at it for you.

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