All Hail the Colorado Monsoon Season!

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by Accurate Auto Body Shop No Comments

Hail DamageHail Damage – Keeping Your Car Dent Free

Hail isn’t the first thing most people think of when considering natural disasters. But did you know that Denver residents usually experience 3-4 catastrophic hailstorms every year? Hail damage can wreak havoc to the value of your vehicle if you are caught in a hail storm. But don’t worry – our Denver hail and dent repair experts at Accurate Auto Body are here to give you some quick tips on how to avoid hail and keep your car dent free.

Protecting Your Vehicle from Falling Hail

If you live in Colorado, hail is a fact of life. The beautiful landscape that makes up the Colorado Front Range actually ranks as the number one spot for hail in the world. So what does that mean for drivers? It’s time for Colorado drivers to get prepared so that you aren’t caught in the middle of the storm getting pelted by ice the size of golf balls. Here are some quick tips on how to keep your vehicle safe from damage:

  • Follow the Weather: The easiest way to not get hail damage is to avoid the storm. This goes for parking your vehicle at home as well – if hail is in the forecast try to pull your vehicle into the garage or another covered area where it won’t get hit.
  • Hail Blankets: Sometimes a covered area simply isn’t available. If the hail is large enough to damage your vehicle, a thick blanket is a great way to prevent any divots. Pay close attention to your trunk, hood, and roof, as these are the most likely to get damaged.
  • Strategically Stop Your Vehicle: If you are caught out in a hail storm, bring your vehicle to a stop in a position where the hail is striking your windshield rather than the side windows. The reinforced glass will do a much better job of receiving the blow.

Hail Damage Insurance For Your Vehicle

Another way to be prepared for the storm before it happens is having hail insurance. Usually sold as an add on to your car insurance policy, hail damage insurance will make sure that you are covered even if you are caught out in the open. In fact, hail damage is often included under comprehensive coverage, so be sure to check your plan before the season starts.

How to use this information

We understand that hail often comes when you least expect it. Luckily, we have the know-how and tools to get your vehicle looking good. If you need advice or have questions about repairing hail damage on your vehicle, give Accurate Auto Body a call at 303-344-2122 or contact us through our website and we will be happy to help.

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