Summer is finally here! Get ready for barbecues, lounging on pool floaties, soaking up the sun—and hail?

Indeed, with this season comes volatile Minnesotan storms; with those storms comes hail. Lots of it.  And with hail comes auto damage. Lots of it

So what should you do if you unexpectedly get your car caught in a severe hailstorm? Finding shelter and taking care of yourself is, of course, the top priority. But once the storm has passed you’re going to want to see what you can do about those dents in your car’s finish. Dent Heads can help with paintless dent repairs, but there are plenty of things to do before you bring your car in—which we’ll discuss below.

Contact Your Insurance Provider

Are you covered for hail damage dent repair? You might not even know if you’ve never taken out a claim for it before. Though, according to Auto Insurance Savings, “Paintless dent repair can be covered by many insurance companies if drivers have full coverage,” every policy is unique; you’ll need to talk with your insurance company to determine for certain if you’re covered.

Be aware that you may need to pay a deductible to get financial assistance for repair jobs, depending on your insurance policy. In other words: you might still be in charge of covering some of the damage.

When talking with your insurance company, make sure to ask which types of maintenance, such as paintless dent repair, your policy will cover. This will affect which specialist you take your car, motorcycle, or fleet vehicle too.

If this process sounds complicated, Dent Heads can help. We’ll work with any insurance provider to help get you the coverage you need.

Photograph the Hail Damage

If you can file a claim, you will want to take as many photos of your car’s damage as possible to pass along to the agency. Shoot different angles and be very thorough in your approach; this will ensure that the insurance provider has the information they need to give you the correct reimbursement.

Should you not have time to do this, we at Dent Heads also photograph your hail damage before repair free of charge. It’s just another way that we prioritize customer service!

Consider Paintless Dent Repair

Dent Heads in Bloomington offers efficient, green, and economical hail damage repair for motorcycles, fleet vehicles, and automobiles. We work with you and your insurance company through a thorough inspection process to provide an estimate for your hail damage car repair.

But wait—what’s paintless dent repair anyway? And why should you consider it before deciding where to spend your money for auto hail damage repair?

Paintless Dent Repair: The Basics

It’s one of the most painless car dent repair options out there! Paintless dent repair involves the use of specialized tools to massage, press, and pop the car’s body pack into place. Think about uncrumpling a squashed plastic water bottle and you’ve got the right idea.

Paintless dent repair is known for its ability to make your car look as though it’s freshly off the factory line. It’s quick, environmentally friendly—there are no toxic compounds or chemicals used—and suitable for ADAS cars if you go to the right technician. We talk more about this topic in our hail dent repair blog; long story short: provided your PDR expert can recalibrate the system after their work—something we at Dent Heads can do in a jiffy—your car will be back on the road in no time.

Is Paintless Dent Repair Right for me?

If you’ve read this far, then probably! Because it’s environmentally friendly and quick, it’s a dent repair method that’s growing in popularity. On top of that, it’s affordable. Because technicians don’t need to pay for all the extra equipment like paint and filler to repair dents, they can pass on the savings to their customers.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free dent repair option—and who isn’t—paintless dent repair can be just the ticket. We at Dent Heads can accomplish in hours what traditional car dent repair methods do in days, meaning you’ll get back on the road and back to your day-to-day life in no time. We’ll even get you a rental vehicle so you can run errands or pick up the kids while you’re waiting. Pair that with our stellar customer service and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better dent repair service in the Twin Cities area!

Dent Heads: For Top-Quality, Affordable Dent Repair

Our paintless car dent repair cuts down on time, costs, and the impact on the environment. For more information on our five-star methods and services, contact our Bloomington shop at 612-986-1171.