Did Your Car Suffer from Hail Damage?
Hail Damage is Repairable!
On Saturday May 21, 2016 Billings was hit with a big storm. The hail produced by the storm was up to 2 inches in diameter, and it wrecked a lot of houses and cars from Laurel, along the West End, and out toward Roundup. Was your property damaged?
If you were one of the thousands of people who suffered property damage from this storm, don’t worry! As long as your vehicles are insured with comprehensive coverage, you can have them repaired and most likely with paintless dent repair. And Big Sky Collision Center in Billings can help.
Your First Step after a Storm
If you haven’t done so already, call your insurance company. They will need to send an adjuster to inspect your vehicle and determine the extent of the damage. There are two big things that they will be looking for during their inspection.
First, the insurance adjuster will look at the value of your vehicle. Let’s suppose it is worth $5,000. They need to know the replacement cost of the car to determine if the next step is worthwhile.
Second, the adjuster will estimate how much the damage will cost to repair. Let’s suppose you were lucky and only the hood of your vehicle was dented. The adjuster determines that fixing those dents will run around $1,100.
Since the cost of the repairs is less than the value of the vehicle, the adjuster will approve the claim and you can now take your car to the auto body shop of your choice. However, if the damage would cost more to fix than the vehicle is worth, the vehicle is deemed “totaled” and insurance will pay only the amount that the vehicle is worth (keep in mind that you may have to turn over the vehicle to the insurance company if this is the case).
Immediately After the Adjuster Approves Your Claim
As soon as the adjuster leaves, it is time to call Big Sky Collision Center! We can be reached at 406-259-6328 and you can schedule a time when you can bring your vehicle in for repairs.
Most hail damage isn’t going to affect how the car performs. Unless you have suffered from broken glass, it’s OK to drive with hail dents for a while. And that may have to happen. This storm damaged thousands of cars, and Big Sky Collision is already booked out for a few weeks. When we are able to handle your repairs with the attention that you deserve, then bring the car in. Until that time, just drive it as though there was no hail damage.
The Big Sky Collision Center Promise
Here at BSCC we are in the business of restoring your vehicle. This means we will give every car that comes through our shop the attention that it needs. Your vehicle will be repaired with meticulous care to details, and you will leave wondering if it was ever damaged to begin with.
Are you ready to have the hail damage repaired on your vehicle? Give us a call at 406-259-6328 to schedule your repairs with the best paintless dent repair shop in Billings!