Protect your car from Hail Damage

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Each year hailstorms can cause up to 1 billion dollars in damage to property, crops and vehicles. And since hail can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your vehicle, Star Collision thought it would be beneficial to compile a list of ways to prevent hailstorm damage in case you run into hail in the future, or live in an area with no carport.

  1. Get a hail protective covering for your car- Yes they make these! If you live in a home or apartment without a carport, investing in a hail protective cover can help save you thousands of dollars in future damages.
  2. Make your own protective covering– In case you absolutely cannot invest in an official hail protective covering, try to have some heavy blankets on hand in case of a hail advisory warning. Using these thick blankets will offer some protection to  your car in case of a hailstorm, if there are no other options for covering available. If no blankets are available, remove your car mats and trunk mats and place them on top of your windshield or any other part of your vehicle, doing any of these things will greatly reduce damage to your car.
  3. Pull over if driving- If you are driving when a hailstorm starts, do your best to pull over into an area with a safe covering till you can make it home safely. Some examples would be a bank, gas station, or drive-in restaurant.

What to do if you are in a hailstorm and there is damage to your car?

Luckily dent removal is one of Star Collision’s specialties. Our goal is to make it quick and easy for you to get back to your normal routine with a sleek-looking ride. We’re the highest rated auto body shop in San Antoniol

 

We can guide you through the steps of fully repairing the hail damage done to your vehicle. Schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. Don’t wait too long to make these repairs. We will make sure the repairs are to your satisfaction. Leave the work of dent repair to a professional and call Star Collision today!

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