With the arrival of the cooler months comes the additional arrival of unpredictable weather. This weather can include a passing storm that has the potential to drop stray branches, damaging debris, or hail on your vehicle, thus damaging the exterior of your vehicle. These types of storms cannot be controlled, and we certainly can’t predict when our cars are going to be the recipient of hail damage in the Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, IN, areas.At Andy Mohr Collision Center, we have ASE-certified mechanics on staff to help handle many types of damage to your vehicle, but you’ll also find that we can help with any hail damage you may experience during any sudden storms.
Hail damage on your car can take many different forms, and it’s important to identify what type of damage has occurred, so you know what steps to take next.
While hail can cause a range of vehicle damage, here are the most common types:
The most common type of damage caused by hail, dents can occur anywhere on the car. As the hail falls, it can strike your car and cause indentations while also causing paint damage.
Dents can occur in all shapes and sizes, but may depend on the severity of the hailstorm. Following a hailfall, head outside and do a visual inspection of your vehicle. Even smaller hail pellets can cause dents.
2. Scratches or Chips
When hailstorms are accompanied by strong winds, then you may find scratches or chips in the paint of your vehicle.
If scratches aren’t very deep, they can be buffered out, but more severe ones may be cause for filler and repainting.
3. Glass Damage
Strong winds combined with big hail can lead to damage to your car’s windshield and windows. Sometimes this can result in holes in your windshield, or other times just tiny cracks.
It’s important to note that even small cracks or nicks in your glass can eventually spider out and cause a larger problem. Any glass damage should be addressed immediately to ensure your safety on the open road.
Whether you had a minor dent or major glass damage occur following a hailstorm, our team can assist you in getting your car back in peak condition.
If you notice small dents that haven’t done any damage to the paint job following hail downfall, then we can help with our paintless dent repair. Our hardworking technicians will use their expertise to pull a dent from the surface of your car without having to damage your paint job in the process.
This service is normally pretty quick and can save you from major repairs.
If there has been damage to your paint job, we’ll need to perform scratch repair. Most drivers think they can avoid fixing cosmetic blemishes, but these types of blemishes can actually cause bigger issues in the long run.
If hail has chipped your paint, it makes the surface of your vehicle more susceptible to air, water, and other elements. In the long run this can cause rust damage.
As mentioned before, filler may be needed for deeper scratches before the paint can be repaired. Speak to our team today about the services you’ll need to keep your car looking good and free of rust.
As previously noted, nicks and scratches in auto glass need to be looked at right away. Sometimes nicks can be filled in and your glass can be saved.
However, if a scratch is too large, a replacement may be needed. If there are any holes in your windshield or front windows due to hail, you should consider having your car fixed right away, since it won’t be safe to drive.
Not only can we help repair hail damage, but we can help with other automotive services, as well, including complete frame repair. When it comes to vehicle repair, you name it, and our certified service technicians can likely fix it.
If you’re noticing some issues with your new or used vehicle, especially following a collision or after sustaining some sort of exterior damage, your repairs may be more serious than you originally thought. It’s better to find out what may be going on now, rather than waiting and having to make more extensive repairs down the road.
Our collision centers are dedicated to helping you handle any issues you may notice with the exterior of your vehicle. We offer four different locations to serve you. Check us out today to see which location is closest to you, and then give us a call if you have any questions.
At Andy Mohr Collision Center, we are proud to offer fair and free estimates. We invite our Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, Indiana, friends to contact us today to set up a time to come in and have your vehicle inspected.
We look forward to meeting with you soon. Give us a call today to get started!