4 Tips for Filing an Insurance Hail Damage Claim

If you find your automobile is dented as a result of a hail storm, don’t panic.  You can recoup all or some of the cost to repair these dents through your auto insurance’s hail damage coverage.  However, if you are like most people, you are not exactly sure of how to complete this process and the best way to go about doing so.  Let’s take a look at a couple of helpful tips that will expedite and ameliorate your hail damage claim.

Be Proactive!

Reach out to your auto insurer as soon as you find the hail damage.  Your insurance provider will guide you through the steps of the hail damage claim.  This is your opportunity to provide all the relevant details necessary for your claim to be processed as quickly as possible.  As long as you have comprehensive insurance coverage, it should include coverage for damage caused by hail as it falls under the umbrella of severe weather. 

An Inspection Might be Necessary

Now that you have contacted the insurance provider to start your claim, the next step is for an adjuster to take a look at the vehicle so the claim can be approved as quickly as possible.  Ideally, this inspection will be performed with the use of specialized lights that show the true extent of the dings and dents caused by hail.

Only let the Industry’s Best Repair Crew Work on Your Car

Your insurance company will likely let you select the repair shop for the hail damage to be rectified.  If you were to get the work done through one of the insurance provider’s preferred shops, you would relinquish control of pricing.  The shop you choose must be fully legitimate and professional in every sense of the word.  Do not fall into the trap of giving your business to a traveling repair team that drives into town following a nasty hail storm.  Furthermore, It is in your interest to get several quotes for the repair work.  However, price should not be a deal-breaker.  Above all, the quality of the work performed by the repair specialists matters more than anything else.  Find the right mix of quality work and affordable pricing before committing to a specific repair specialist.

Time is of the Essence

The worst thing you can do after hail damage is leave your vehicle in its currently compromised condition.  Those large dents will rust sooner than you expect.  Have the damage repaired sooner rather than later and you will have done your part to protect the vehicle’s body.  The little bit of money you pay for hail damage repair pales in comparison to what you would have to pay for an even larger repair stemming from failing to have the dings and dents removed in a timely manner.

Contact Certified Collision Center Today

Our autobody repair specialists are at your service.  If you have been involved in a collision, if your vehicle has endured hail damage or if your ride is damaged in another way, reach out to our autobody repair shop for assistance.  You can contact Certified Collision Center by dialing (209) 836-4893 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.

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