How Much Does Hail Damage Devalue a Car?

Your car is a valuable investment you will always want to protect, but do you know how much something like hail damage can devalue it? Moreover, you may never even know the extent of the true damage and devaluation till it’s too late.

Let’s discuss the process of filing claims for hail damage repair with insurance, how traditional dent repair and insurance companies can cause your car to devalue, and why paintless dent repair (PDR) from someone like The Dent Guy in Rochester, New York is the best solution.

How Much Does Hail Damage Devalue a Car?

Let’s begin with the process of filing a claim for hail damage repair with your insurance.

Hail Damage Insurance Claims

When you call your insurance, they will most likely tell you to get estimates and competing bids, or they may not. Either way, getting competing bids is a waste of your time, and it doesn’t matter. This is simply because whichever dent repair service you choose, they will work with your insurance provider on the hail damage repair.

The days of running around the place and getting competing bids are long gone; you should directly go to the best instead – The Dent Guy. However, what’s most important is that you personally take your car to PDR-certified technicians for an estimate.

Why? Because they will show you the true hail damage on your car. Unlike traditional dent repair, insurance adjusters, and even you with your naked eyes, a PDR technician uses special PDR UV lights to show you the actual extent of the hail damage.

What may seem like just 7-8 dents and dings in the sunlight are likely 70-80 dents and dings, which is what truly devalues your car. This may sound impossible to believe, but this is what hail damage actually does, and PDR UV lights can reveal the truth. You will be shocked to learn the actual prognosis or estimate.

The estimate may take up to 45 minutes, excluding the cost of parts, but it gives you a better picture than any insurance adjuster or traditional dent repair person might. Insurance companies, in general, always take too long, get estimates wrong, and lowball them because they never use expensive PDR lighting to see the exact hail damage to make accurate estimates.

This means they miss out on much of the estimate, actual hail damage, and dent repairs. This can devalue your car immensely even after repairs because the true damage is still sitting there, albeit, slightly out of sight to the naked eye.

Lastly, before or after they make you go through a lengthy process to lowball your hail damage estimate, they may tell you that you must use one of their ‘preferred shops’ for repairs. This is not true. If they say this, they are using an insurance tactic known as ‘steering,’ which is illegal in New York, and you must call them out on it.

PDR for Hail Damage

Of course, paintless dent repair is the best solution for hail damage on your car. Not only can PDR reveal the true extent of the hail damage, but it can repair it back to brand new as well, in record time. The proof is in the fact that no one else can even show you the actual extent of the damage, let alone fix it without replacements.

PDR estimates and hail damage repairs are quick, inexpensive, and the results are incredible. It’s a fairly simple process. PDR-certified technicians reveal the actual damage, give you a correct estimate, clean and repair your car using PDR techniques and tools, and bring your car back to its original form without damaging the original paint coat.

Unlike traditional dent repairs, there is no hassle, no lengthy downtime, and unparalleled, spotless hail damage repairs that do not require repainting and replacing your original paint coat.

Why the Dent Guy?

The Dent Guy in Rochester, New York, is the best of the best for PDR on hail-damaged cars. They will make sure your insurance company, their adjuster, or people like traditional dent repair services do not lowball or downplay your hail damage and give you unfair, incomplete compensations.

With the correct hail damage estimate from PDR-certified technicians, your valuable investment remains safe, and you get the actual hail damage repairs that do not devalue your car.

If you want to learn more about how much hail damage can devalue your car, bad insurance practices, or want a free estimate for the hail damage on your car, please visit our website today.