Weather Damage Prevention Tips | Auto Body Repair for Weather Damage

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Most people think of car crashes and fender benders when they think of auto body damage repairs. But, little hail damage, sun damage, water damage, or even damage from the wind may not seem like that big of a deal, but they should be taken just as seriously as damage from a crash. The weather can create long-lasting damage to your vehicle.

Wind
Wind can knock debris into your vehicle that can cause minor or major damage that should be treated right away. It’s not unusual for tree branches, garbage cans, trash, potted plants, porch decorations, and other debris to be easily flown by strong winds, resulting in sometimes extensive damage.

Hail
Hail damage to your windshield can create significant safety concerns. Deep dents and cracks in your windshield limit and distort your view of the road, making you a danger to yourself and others.

Sun
The sun, although not resulting in serious safety concerns, can cause your auto paint to fade and crack over time. It can also cause your fender and bumper to fade. This is one important reason to make sure that your vehicle is covered year-round, not just during stormy seasons.

Rain
Rain, humidity, and other forms of moisture can cause vehicle rust in even small scratches, dents, and dings. This can weaken the integrity of your vehicle’s body structure, which means less safety for you and your friends or family.

With winter weather and hurricane season coming up, it’s important to be ready for what the forecast brings. Make sure you try to park your vehicle in a carport, garage, or parking garage to protect your car from the elements. Tarps, blankets, and cardboard are great to keep in your vehicle just in case a storm is approaching and you’re not able to take cover. Take extra care to cover your windshield! Also, having auto insurance that covers storm damage is important for making sure your vehicle gets the repairs it needs. Check with your auto insurance provider for storm damage coverage.

Don’t Worry
If you have hail or other weather damage, give us a call! Our I-CAR Certified collision repair experts can fix any dent big or small and get your vehicle looking as good as new in no time. To learn more about our services or to request a free estimate for professional auto body repair in San Antonio, Texas related to weather or otherwise, give us a call at 210-256-7827 or fill out our contact form.

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