If your vehicle has damage due to a hailstorm, you might want to know how much of an expense it is to have it repaired before you bring your automobile to an auto body shop. This allows you to prepare financially for the expense. It also allows you to spot outrageous estimates because you’ll have a good idea what most repair shops charge for Paintless Dent Removal (PDR).
Things to Consider When Factoring in Repair Costs
When factoring in cost of hail damage repair, there are a number of things to consider. The first is the extent of damage done to the vehicle. If it is minor, it will cost less.
Next, you need to know what your deductible is. You can get this information from your insurance policy. This is the amount you have to pay in before your benefits kick in. If you have a $500 deductible, you’ll be responsible for paying for that much of the repair before the insurance company will cover the costs.
If this causes you to question the value of PDR, don’t let it. The Auto Dent Specialists offer a Deductible Forgiveness Program that takes up to $500 off hail damage repair. That means that you don’t have to pay any more than you have to for our expert repair services.
Last but not least, it depends on the type of repair you have done. If PDR won’t work on your vehicle, other services will be suggested. We’ll speak to you about your options so you can make an informed decision about what to do next.
Repair Shops Vary in Price
The cost of hail damage repairs varies from one auto body shop to another. Some claim that small dents can be removed for $30-$45. Medium sized dents cost $40-$55 per repair, and large dents are far more expensive to remove at $75-$80 per repair.
Auto Trends magazine estimates that the average cost of damage for private passenger automobiles following a hailstorm is about $2,500. That’s a pretty penny that can be avoided by parking your vehicle in a garage or under a carport whenever possible. Monitoring weather conditions through a mobile device, computer or TV is advisable as it helps you plan where your vehicle will be during the brunt of a severe storm.
Shop around for estimates. You want to make the best decision you can because there will be some out-of-pocket expense in many cases. Keep in mind the different benefits each shop offers like our Limited Lifetime Warranty because it adds extra value to the services we offer to our customers.
The Benefits of Having a Damaged Vehicle Repaired
There are a number of benefits that comes with repairing a hail damaged car. First and foremost, it helps you maintain a professional image. If you’re driving your vehicle to and from work, you’ll want it to reflect you as a person.
You don’t want to work in a high paying field with a dinged and dented vehicle, do you? You can avoid this atrocity by scheduling a time to bring in your vehicle to our shop. You can either call us or stop by our location during our working hours to see if we have time to complete the repair right away.
Next, it restores the cart, truck, van or SUV to ‘like new’ condition. Other auto body repair shops think filling in a dent does the trick. It doesn’t.
Our Repair Work is Guaranteed
You want to get the most from your vehicle, right? That means that you want to drive it as long as you have it and not be forced to repair it over and over again. We guarantee our work for the length of time you own the auto.
That means that if you run into problems with our repair work, it’s covered by our warranty. Don’t hesitate to let us know if this is a problem for you as your satisfaction is our number one priority. We want you to be happy with the work that we do for you.
We Keep the Manufacturer’s Warranty Intact
Other repair shops may even go as far as repairing a panel but that’s no good either. In order to get full value out of the vehicle, PDR is the way to go. It helps keep the manufacturer’s warranty intact which means that you’re entitled to full benefits as guaranteed by the company that made your car, truck, van or SUV.
Have Professionals Do the Repair Work for You
Visit the experts at the Auto Dent Specialists. We’re here to repair your vehicle quickly and professionally. The dents and dings that have marred up your auto are no more once we’ve done Paintless Dent Removal. We’ll have your vehicle looking as good as new in no time at all.
his is a very good question. With paintless dent repair still being considered a fairly new dent repair technique in Denver, the question of cost comes up frequently.
PDR Auto Hail Repair Cost Chart
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Hailstone Size & Wind Speed Effect Hail Damage Severity
The official definition of severe hail that is used by the National Weather Service is hail that is 1 inch or greater.
Wind speed will enhance the damage that is caused by hail. For example, hailstones that are 1.25-inches in diameter being blown by an 80 mph wind is capable of doing more damage than 1.5-inch hail falling in 15 mph light wind.
Hail Size & Average Auto Hail Damage Repair Cost
Typically, hailstones between 1/4 & 1-inch diameter will not cause auto hail damage but it does happen.
Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
Marble = 1/2 inch diameter
Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
Nickel = 7/8 inch
Quarter = 1 inch
Hailstones that are 1.25 to 2 inches in diameter will cause damage to a vehicle panel and glass. Average cost to repair hail damage in the “moderate damage” category is $2,500-$5,000.
Half Dollar = 1.25
Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
Hen Egg = 2 inch
Hailstones that are 2.5 to 4.5 inches in diameter will cause significant damage to a vehicle panel and glass. Average cost to repair hail damage in the “severe damage” category is $5,500-$12,500. In some cases, hail damage in this category can total out a vehicle.