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Hail damage can happen when you least expect it. If your vehicle was left outside and uncovered during a hailstorm, there’s a chance you have significant body damage. The damage can range from an easily repaired ding to more significant dents or cracked glass, costing thousands of dollars to repair or replace. But don’t fret, we have a list of steps and tips to help you get the repairs you need.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Hail damage is most likely covered by insurance if you have comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive insurance covers damage from hail storms because they are considered an act of nature, which means you shouldn’t face a rate increase over filing a claim. It’s important to note you get to choose where you get your repairs completed, even if the insurance company recommends another shop. We suggest filing your hail damage claim as soon as possible. If your vehicle was hit by hail, it’s safe to say other cars in your area were also hit. The sooner you contact your insurance agent, the sooner you can get your vehicle to the shop for repairs.

Obtain an Estimate

After you talk with your insurance and file your claim, it’s likely that your insurance agency will send you to a “preferred body shop”. However, you can choose to obtain an estimate and complete any work at a local, reputable, and insured shop of your choice. Our team works diligently to provide Lubbock, Wolfforth, Muleshoe, O’Donnell, Levelland, Denver City, and surrounding areas with the very best hail paintless dent removal service in West Texas. You can schedule an appointment online or drive up to either of our three locations to obtain an estimate. We’ll work with your insurance agency to get the estimate approved and will be able to request for any supplements to be approved to ensure your vehicle is in pristine condition once repairs are completed.

Paintless Dent Repair

The professionals at Collision King can repair most dents from hail damage with paintless dent repair (PDR), which utilizes special tools to push the dent from the interior to restore the original shape without damaging the paint job. Larger dents may require tools for the exterior to help pull the panels back to their original form without damaging the paint. The PDR process also ensures that your vehicle’s value is restored, or at times, improved after the completion of repairs. Collision King Repair Center specializes in PDR, so you can be confident we will get the job done well.

Major Hail Damage

Golf-ball size hail or larger can cause severe damage to your vehicle, creating deep dents, cracked glass, or damaged paint. This damage could require pounding out dents, filling in dents, sanding, and repainting. In some cases, insurers could decide to replace a body panel rather than repair it. As we are a fully licensed, insured, and certified auto body repair shop, we are able to complete any body part replacements in-house without having to take your vehicle to a different shop.

Avoid Storm Chasers

Aside from damage, hail storms tend to bring an influx of out-of-town or “Fly by Night” companies. When choosing a company to repair your vehicle, no matter the size of the hail dents, it’s essential to choose a company you can trust. The people who run their hail dent repair service from pop-up tents tend to chase storms looking for opportunities to get the job done as quickly as possible and move on to the next town. The nature of their business makes it difficult to hold them accountable if the work isn’t done well, including any warranties they might have offered. Additionally, because they typically work out of temporary shops, under tents, or in trailers, they don’t always have the equipment necessary to ensure a high-quality repair. Take our word for it. We have had to re-repair many of the fly-by-night jobs done by pop-up shops. Finally, these types of companies never intend to become part of our community. At Collision King, we’re thankful to be locally owned and operated in the best region in the world, West Texas. Not only do we create and sustain jobs in our local economy, but we actively engage with schools, churches, non-profits, and other local small businesses throughout West Texas. Whether you use Collision King or choose to go somewhere else, please ensure you work with a reputable and LOCAL company that actively invests in your community.

If your vehicle has been hit by hail, get your repairs done by a reputable auto body repair shop. Collision King Repair Center specializes in hail damage restoration utilizing paintless dent repair and has a proven track record for quality repairs and excellent service in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. Visit our website, collisionking.com, or call us at 806.794.5990 to schedule your appointment!

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