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Insurance Claims F.A.Q.
Won't Filing A Claim For Hail Damage Cause My Insurance Rates To Increase?
No. Claims made for damage resulting from hail storms, strong winds, or other "acts of God", events which occur through no fault of your own, are covered by a policy's comprehensive damages sections.
Your Repair Estimate Is More Than My Insurance Company's, Who Pays The Difference?
Your insurance company does. Repair estimates for hail damaged vehicles will vary greatly. Most estimates from an insurance company are written quickly and in less than optimal settings (outside, or without proper lighting) and are considered to be preliminary. As a Preferred Vendor with most insurance companies, the staff at Dealer's Hail are very experienced at resolving differing estimate totals and will work directly with your insurer to quickly reconcile any discrepancies.
Why Does The Insurance Check Have My Car's Lienholder Listed As A Payee?
If your car is financed by a bank, or lien holder, they have partial ownership of the vehicle, and an interest in any transaction that may have a impact on its value. To protect this financial interest, most states require that the name of any lien holder be included as a payee on insurance claim payments. Dealer's can supply your insurer with the appropriate documentation allowing payments to be made directly to us and/or you the insured.
I Need My Car Fixed, But Can't Afford My Deductible Right Now, Will You Guys Work With Me?
Yes we can! The thought of someone having to shell out their hard earned cash, just because Mother Nature decided to hail on their vehicle is not something we're cool with. In most circumstances, we can repair your vehicle(s) with zero out-of-pocket cost to you, and best of all you still get our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
My Insurance Company Won't Pay For A Rental But I Can't Be Without A Car, Can You Help?
Yes we can! If your insurance policy does not include coverage for a rental car, we will cover the cost of one while your vehicle's repairs are performed.
I've Been Paid For A Hail Claim, Can't I Just Keep The Insurance Money And Not Fix My Car?
That is not a good idea. Hail damage will significantly lessen your vehicle's value, increasing the likelihood that you may become "upside down," meaning you owe more money on the car than its worth. That can be a huge problem if you try to trade the vehicle in, or worse, had it totaled in an accident. Additionally, most insurers will not compensate you for any damage sustained by a future hail storm if the vehicle was never repaired. It is for these reasons that most states require vehicles with a lien to be repaired.
Paintless Dent Removal F.A.Q.
What Is Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)?
PDR is a specialized process used to remove hail damage and other minor dents from the panels of a vehicle. Skilled technicians carefully apply pressure below the dent using special tools, slowly relaxing the stress created by a dent.
What Is The Cost To Repair A Vehicle With PDR?
The cost to repair a hail damaged vehicle varies widely from storm to storm as well as vehicle to vehicle. Typically, repair cost is calculated using a chart which references the dents' size, based on a coin, by the number of dents on each panel. However, there may be additional costs to de-trim, or gain access, such as taking down the headliner, damaged moldings that must be replaced, and/or other unique factors. A cars's size and make and model are also a factor in determining repair costs, which can range from as little as a few hundred dollars, to well over $10,000 for some of the most badly hail damaged vehicles. For your convenience, we have created a free online Hail Repair Cost Calculator to give you some idea about the cost to repair your car's hail damage.
Can The Dents Ever Come Back Later On?
No. While it might be good for us if dents would come back later, once the dents are fixed, they will stay that way.
Will PDR Repairs Show Up On My Vehicle's Carfax Report?
Since PDR maintains the vehicle's original paint and panels, there is no data for Carfax to report. Repairs done at body shops and collision centers, on the other hand, do show up on a vehicle's Carfax, crushing its value at trade in.
My Windshield Was Cracked By Hail, Will You Guys Take Care Of That Too?
Yes, we are a full service facility, and will take care of replacing broken or damaged windshields or mirror glass, headlights, tail lamps, or any other damaged parts on your vehicle. We are your one stop for auto hail repair.
Will using PDR Void My Car's Factory Paint And Finish Warranties?
No it will not. Unlike conventional body shop repairs which involve repainting and will void all warranties from the manufacturer. When performed properly, PDR does not void, or otherwise affect your car's factory paint and finish warranty.
Get An Instant Hail Repair Quote Online
For your convenience, we have created a free online Hail Repair Cost Calculator to give you some idea about the cost to repair your car's hail damage, though it's not meant to take the place of a proper estimate from a credible shop. Hail repair estimates are always fast and free at any Dealer's Hail & Specialty location, and with our mobile ClaimsConcierge service, we'll even come to your home or office and estimate your vehicle's hail damage, free of charge. For more information or to schedule service, please call us at (855)-5HAILFIX or visit our online appointment book.
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