We have all seen the clips on the evening news showing golf ball sized hailstones pummeling homes and vehicles. The damage sustained can range from significant to catastrophic. On the lower mainland of B.C., we are very fortunate that on the very few occasions that hail falls here, it isn’t significant enough to cause damage to our vehicles.
However, if your vehicle sustains hail damage and requires hail dent removal while travelling elsewhere, Paintless Dent Repair is an excellent way to deal with the dents created by hail. In fact, in places where damaging hail commonly occurs, such as the Prairies, Eastern Canada and the Midwest of the U.S., Paintless Dent Repair is the preferred method of repair by insurance companies. The reasons for this are simple:
- Depending on the severity of the hail damage, repairs can be completed in as little as one day. A conventional body shop will probably require several days to repair minor hail damage, to several weeks or more to fix significant car damage, especially if panels are being replaced on the vehicle. This reduces the required time for loaner or rental cars.
- Painting a vehicle is expensive! Paintless Dent Removal eliminates the painting process, thereby decreasing the repair cost.
Additional advantages to the vehicle owner in using Paintless Dent Repair to remove hail damage include:
- Your vehicle will be repaired without the use of any body fillers or paint, thereby maintaining the value of the vehicle.
- We have encountered two occasions where a vehicle was going to be written-off by the insurance company because the estimate for a conventional repair was too high. On both occasions, we were able to execute a complete repair at a cost that the insurance company accepted. Both owners were very happy that they were able to retain their vehicles.
Over the years, we have repaired hundreds of hail damaged vehicles including a brand new Lamborghini in 2010 that was damaged in Calgary and shipped to Vancouver. In 2012, we assisted in repairing hail damaged cars in Ottawa and Calgary and in 2013 we traveled to 100 Mile House to work with a local body shop after a hail storm in the area.
We understand that, for some people, taking their vehicle across town to a shop cannot always be fit into a busy schedule. To accommodate these people, we are happy to offer our Dent Repair Mobile Service that allows us to deliver our shop to your home or office.
We can confidently state that any Paintless Dent Repair that we complete will cost considerably less than the cost to remove the same damage using conventional auto body repair. The reason for this is simple – painting is an expensive process and Paintless Dent Removal eliminates this process. In addition, as your vehicle will be repaired without the use of body fillers or paint, the value of your vehicle will be maintained.