Surprised To See Hail In The Summer?
Hot dogs, ice tea, beach tans.. and hail?! Most people are at a loss for words when they experience hail in the summer. The iciness of hailstones during the heat of summer is odd but not uncommon. A quick visit to the NASA website, we found a clear explanation about why there are hailstones during the summer.
“Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts are strong enough to carry water droplets well above the freezing level. This freezing process forms a hailstone, which can row as additional water freezes onto it. Eventually, the hailstone becomes too heavy for the updrafts to support it and it falls to the ground.”
-National Aeronautics and Space Administration
So what can you do to protect yourself from summer hail?
Insurance Coverage for Hail Auto Body Repair
When hail falls from the sky it can cause minor to severe auto body damage. Unlike back in the day, modern vehicles are easier to repair without damaging the paint job. The process is known as paintless dent repair. But are you covered? Most consumers don’t understand how auto insurance works until after an accident. Auto Dent Company wrote a short article about the three main auto insurance plans. Check it out for an informative read. The important thing to note is tacit comprehensive coverage covers vandalism, collisions, and damages from weather conditions like hail. Customers in states like Texas should consider coverage to maintain the value of their vehicle.
Paintless Dent Repair To The Rescue
The favored method by insurance companies for hail, ding, dent damages is paintless dent repair. Paintless dent removal (PDR) describes a method of removing damages from the metal body of a vehicle. The benefit of PDR is repairing the appearance of a dented vehicle but keeps the surface intact. PDR removes dents from both aluminum and steel panels without damaging that expensive paint job.
A trained PDR technician uses specialized tools, like dent pullers and stainless steel rods, to gain access to the backside of the panel to apply the right pressure. Gentle pressure is required to remove surface blemishes without causing more motor vehicle damage. Another effective method is to bond PDR glue to the exterior of a dented surface and use a minilifter pull the dent topside. A great set for beginner paintless dent repair technicians is a Light Weight Paintless Dent Repair Glue Puller Set, at an affordable $360.00! For a highly qualified professional they use tool sets like the 60 Xtreme Master Color Coded Hail Set Includes Accessories. Repairs and restorations to the surface of your vehicle provides better trade-in and resale value. The small investment to a paintless dent repair can result in thousands of dollars in deference between a hail damaged and a hail-free car.
Interested in Paintless Dent Removal?
Contact B&D Innovative Tools at (714)742-0520 and schedule an appointment for a free-no obligation consultation. We will provide you assistance to save you time and money on your paintless dent repair education. At B&D Innovative Tools, training is at your pace and each day course is created to fit your individual needs and experience.