Hail damage is something no one wants to have to deal with. If you are faced with hail damage on your car, it can be tempting to push it off for as long as you can. There are, however, several reasons why you should avoid waiting to repair your hail-damaged car.
Believe it or not, leaving hail dents in your car for a long time can cause paint damage that can spread across the whole vehicle. When you have dents in your car (even if they are minor), over time, the paint will begin to wear and chip. Not only will the paint begin to come off within the dents, but the paint damage will spread across the whole car. Once this happens, you will have to deal with paint chipping on top of your hail damage. Not only will it make your car not look as good aesthetically, but it will cost you a lot more money to repair both issues and you will likely end up needing to repaint the whole car.
Paint damage is not the only concern but rusting is another issue you should be worried about. Paint damage can lead to rust issues on your car. Once the paint is gone and the car’s metal body is exposed, it is easy for your car to begin to rust. Once your car gets a little rust, it will spread quickly over the whole car. Rust happens when the metal on your car mixes with water or oxygen. Rust is difficult to deal with. Once there is rust on your car, you can forget about dealing with the hail damage in a quick, easy, low-cost way.
Waiting to fix your hail damage can make repairing it much more expensive, even if you do not experience any paint damage. If you wait to get the damage fixed and your car ends up getting hit with hail again, you may not be able to get the damage covered by insurance. Most insurance companies will not cover the cost of repairs more than once. If you wait to get your car repaired after the first storm, it will be hard to prove that the dents in your car are from a different storm.
Having hail damage on your car can greatly reduce its value and the amount of money you can sell it for. If you are planning on selling your car, you will want to get the hail damage repaired as soon as possible. This way, you can get the problem solved before it becomes more of an issue. You also will not have to worry about it at the last minute when you are trying to sell your car.