Do you need hail damage repaired? Then it is time to pay a visit to the Blossom Collision Center. We can handle all forms of weather and accident damage, offering services from high-quality PDR (paintless dent removal) to the replacement of damaged body panels and other parts. No matter what caused the damage, we can fix it – and with our rental car program and close relationship with many car insurance companies, we can make the repair process as convenient as possible for you. From start to finish, we are focused on customer satisfaction. Do not wait to get that hail damage repaired; give us a call and get your car back in showroom condition today!
If you haven’t seen it before, you might be surprised just how much damage hail can cause to an unprotected car. The largest hailstones can measure over 6 inches across and weigh over 1 pound! Falling at speeds of over 40 mph, heavy hail can be the equivalent of your car getting hit by dozens or even hundreds of baseballs. Needless to say, after a heavy hail storm, any cars left outside can end up needing hundreds or even thousands of dollars of repairs to have their appearance fully restored.
The most common form of hail damage is dented body panels, particularly the roof, hood, and trunk lid. Heavy hail will put sizeable dents into the thin metal covering any horizontal surfaces, giving your car a golf ball-like appearance. However, hail damage can also chip or even shatter windows, break mirrors, and damage other exterior components of your vehicle. The possibility of extensive damage is why it is important to visit a full-service body center that can inspect every inch of your car, truck, or SUV and ensure that everything is fully repaired and working properly. The last thing you want is to have to return to the garage to fix unrepaired damage.
Most damage from heavy hail is best repaired through a method known as PDR (paintless dent repair). This form of repair carefully messages the damaged body panels back into shape without needing to remove them from the vehicle. Since you don’t need to pay for new body panels or have the vehicle repainted, PDR is the most cost-effective way to fix hail damage. However, it requires highly skilled technicians to perform properly and cannot always repair the most severe forms of damage.
The reason why PDR requires skill and experience is that it uses a variety of simple tools to carefully press the damaged panels back into shape. If attempted by an untrained hand, these techniques can easily cause more damage than they remove. That is why it is critical that you visit a certified body center staffed by trained professionals rather than try to solve your problems on the cheap with a fly by night shop. Plus, the Blossom body shop offers more services than simply PDR, ensuring that your vehicle is returned to mint condition.
If your vehicle has sustained heavy damage from a hail storm or other weather related incident, you might require more than just body panel dent removal. If you have cracked windows or broken mirrors, you will need the assistance of a full-service body shop like ours to get your car back in top condition. Our expert team will thoroughly inspect your vehicle and determine the best course of action to get it back into proper shape. If PDR alone is not sufficient, we have all the special tools and skills needed to repair or replace any damaged body panels or exterior parts. Plus, with our professional paint services, we can have your car looking the best even after heavy hail damage has chipped or marred the paint.
Unlike many forms of body damage, hail damage is mainly aesthetic and rarely affects the function of the vehicle – but that doesn’t mean you should put off having it repaired. Severe hail damage can reduce the value of your vehicle by thousands of dollars, and that will directly affect how much money you will get back when it comes time to trade in your car for a newer model. Promptly repairing hail damage also allows you to take advantage of insurance to cover most of the cost of the repairs, which may cost far more than you might expect from simple weather damage.
A major benefit of having your car examined by a certified body shop is that we will make sure there isn’t any hidden damage that could affect the function or safety of your car. While most hail damage is confined to non-critical areas and mainly harms the value of your vehicle, that is not always the case. Chipped or cracked glass is not uncommon after a severe hailstorm and can create extremely unsafe driving conditions. While you might write off a small crack in a window, hitting a speed bump or pothole while driving can later cause that window to shatter.
Prompt repairs can also save you thousands of dollars should you later be involved in an accident. If your vehicle has pre-existing hail damage when it is damaged in a subsequent incident, your insurance company will likely attempt to deduct the cost of the hail damage from the value of your car. This can mean not getting all the insurance money you need to properly repair your car. In the worst-case scenario, it could even result in your car being totaled, leaving you still owing thousands of dollars on the loan. Prompt repair to hail damage will ensure that your insurance covers the full value of your vehicle.
On top of our skilled PDR team and professional paint services, our body shop does its best to make your service experience as convenient and hassle free as possible. Repairing hail damage generally takes some time, and we know that you can’t be without a car while your vehicle is being repaired. That is why we offer convenient rental cars so that you can keep up with your busy life even if your car is in the shop. If it is a job that we can accomplish in a few hours, feel free to wait in our comfortable customer lounge and take advantage of our flat-screen TV and complimentary refreshments to make your wait even more relaxing.
When it comes to dealing with insurance, we have a direct relationship with over 29 insurance companies and can often deal directly with your company for you. Instead of worrying about the hassle of contacting your company, getting quotes, and figuring out payment, we can handle everything with minimal hassle. Simply pay us a visit, and we will contact your insurance with our quote and get the work done without your needing to play the go-between in the process.
At Blossom Chevrolet, we always put customer convenience first. You can even schedule an appointment online, allowing the entire process to happen on your schedule. If you have any questions during the process, our friendly team is here to help and will talk you through exactly what repairs your car needs. When you work with Blossom Chevrolet, you will discover just how easy it is to get your hail damage repaired quickly and conveniently.