In almost 40 years of living here ourselves, we cannot recall such a large amount of hail falling over such a wide area. We realize this is the first time dealing with a hail damaged vehicle for many of you and we want to help make the process as smooth as possible. If your vehicle has hail damage the first step is to notify your insurance company. They will usually send an adjuster out to do a preliminary inspection. Once they have documented the damage you are ready to choose a shop and schedule repairs. Some insurance companies may ask you to get an estimate from a repair shop. We are always happy to write an estimate for you, but if you know for sure that you want to repair your vehicle, we can simplify things by submitting your estimate directly to the insurance company. We typically have approval that same day, and are able to start working on your car immediately, reducing the total repair time and saving you multiple trips to the shop. With the beautiful weather of Spring now fully upon us, sitting at a repair shop is not how anyone wants to spend their day. We also realize that Covid 19 is still a concern for many people. With these things in mind, we now offer free mobile estimates for hail damage as well as complimentary pick up and drop off service. Simply call us or schedule an appointment online and we’ll come pick up your vehicle and leave you with a loaner car to drive. When repairs are finished we’ll bring your car back freshly washed and completely dent free. And with our Lifetime Warranty and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, you’ll have peace of mind about the entire process. To schedule your vehicle for repairs, please call us at 501-255-0523 or click here to visit our online appointment book.
Spring Hail Storm Damages Vehicles Across Central Arkansas
The evening of April 11, 2022 was a memorable one for many Central Arkansas residents after a wild spring thunderstorm dropped hail as large as baseballs across much of the area, causing damage to thousands of homes and vehicles. Some of the heaviest hail damage occurred in the cities of Mayflower, Conway, and Vilonia in Faulkner County, Austin, Cabot, and Ward in Lonoke County, and Beebe and Searcy in White County, with many of the rural areas in between also reporting damage from hail. Fortunately for property owners, events such as this are covered by almost all homeowners insurance policies. Owners of a hail damaged vehicle will also be relieved to know that most car hail insurance claims fall under their policy’s comprehensive coverage section. To efficiently service the large number of hail damage insurance claims, many insurance companies will declare what is known as a catastrophe. In fact some insurers have special CAT teams on standby that have been specially trained to work in these unique situations. Other insurance companies will rely on their local adjuster staff, and may bring in adjusters from other areas or hire third party subcontracted adjusters to assist. To process claims for car hail damage, some of the larger insurance companies may set up a temporary location, called a claims drive, that they will direct vehicle owners to bring their hail damaged car to, speeding up the process for all involved. After the insurance company has looked at the car and written an auto hail damage estimate, most drivers will be anxious to get their hail damaged vehicle repaired. Thankfully, if you’re the owner of a hail damaged car,the best method for repairing hail dents, a process known as Paintless Dent Removal or PDR, is available in this area. The paint and clear coat products used by today’s automobile manufacturers are made with unique resins that are specially designed to bend but not break, and that is what makes the Paintless Dent Repair process possible. Paintless dent repair is performed with special sharp tipped metal tools and rods that a technician uses to gently apply pressure to the underside of each panel. Each dent is carefully “massaged” until it goes back to its original stamped shaped. For vehicle owners, the advantages of having car hail damage repaired with paintless dent removal are numerous. For starters, paintless dent removal is the only auto body repair method that keeps all of a vehicle’s original factory panels and paint finish intact. The result is that none of the manufacturer’s warranties are voided, nor is there any CarFax data created, which means there should be no loss of resale value. Another major advantage of Paintless Dent Repair is that it is much, much faster than other auto body repair methods. We’re talking about 2-3 days on average to repair car hail damage, versus a month or longer for other auto hail repair methods. Since there’s no paint or solvents used, auto hail repair performed using Paintless Dent Removal doesn’t produce any of the toxic emissions and other environmental hazards created using alternative methods, such as conventional body shop repairs. And since PDR doesn’t take as long, or require all of the paint, body fillers, and other materials it is considerably less expensive, meaning there’s a better chance of finding a shop that may waive your deductible or offer other incentives. As you might expect, Paintless Dent Removal has become the preferred method for repairing auto hail damage with insurance companies, new and used car dealerships, and OEM manufacturers. For Central Arkansas hail damaged car owners looking for Paintless Dent Removal hail repair service there is an excellent option, Dealer’s Hail & Specialty, the area’s #1 PDR shop. In addition to performing the highest quality Paintless Dent Removal, the staff at Dealer’s always go above and beyond to make sure each customer has a great experience. They can repair vehicles of any make and model and are recognized as a preferred vendor by nearly all major National insurance companies for auto hail damage repair, allowing them to quickly get approval for hail repair estimates and supplement requests. What Dealer’s is best known for, however, is their free Mobile Estimates and complimentary Repair Pick-up and Drop-off service. If you have car hail damage simply call or make an appointment online and a member of their team will come to your home or office to give you a free PDR hail repair estimate. It’s just as easy when you’re ready to have the repairs done. Just choose the time that’s best for your schedule, they will pick up your car and bring you a free loaner to drive while your vehicle is being repaired. Then when the repairs are complete they will bring your car back. And that’s it, no more hail damage. The best part is that they provide a Lifetime Warranty and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, giving you peace of mind about the entire process. As if that wasn’t enough, right now they are paying the insurance deductible for the first 50 customers that schedule hail repairs. If you're the owner of a hail damaged car in the Cabot, Conway, Mayflower, Benton, Bryant or other central Arkansas area call Dealer's Hail & Specialty or click here to schedule an appointment online. For questions about car hail damage, paintless dent repair, hail damage car insurance claims, or any other part of the auto hail repair process visit this great Frequently Asked Questions page.