In a perfect world, this absolutely makes sense but unfortunately, waiting could eliminate the possibility of a viable repair with paintless dent repair, resulting in your hail damaged vehicle needing to go to a body shop with panels needing to be replaced, roof cut and replaced, hood replaced and eliminates the original manufacturer warranty on your vehicle’s paint.
Also, if you wait until the end of hail season to get your vehicle repaired, it may even total if it has been through more than one hail storm because hail on top of hail is not ideal for paintless dent repair, in most cases.
We highly recommend you contact us and set-up an appointment after each hail storm and get an assessment of your damage, we can get you in immediately for repairs and will work directly with your insurance so you pay zero out-of-pocket.
If you have hail damage and you get hailed on again, it’s a more difficult claim to process.
Double Hail Damage = Reduced Chance For Repairs. For instance, let us say your vehicle was damaged in an early summer/late spring hail storm. The damage wasn’t severe or entirely noticeable but you can still see a few dents & dings left behind from the dime to nickel sized hailstones. Instead of filing a hail claim for the damage, you decide to wait because there is a possibility that it might hail again in the late summer. Sure enough, it hails again but this time the hailstones that fell from the sky were nearly quarter-sized. The result, massive hail damage. Hail damage upon existing hail damage. You call your insurance company to file a hail claim. The insurance adjuster comes out to inspect your hail damage. Unfortunately, because there was existing damage, the surface area of your vehicle has been severely weakened and there is essentially a layering of damage. They deem your vehicle unrepairable and leave you with a totaled title.