FAQ

Q: How long does it take to fix hail damage?

A: Depending on the severity of the storm and the damage to your vehicle, repair times can vary. For light to moderate hail damage repairs, it may take 1 to 3 days, but for severe damage that needs body shop participation for panel replacement and paintwork, the repairs may take 2 to 3 weeks.

Q: Can hail dents come back?

A: Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with Paintless Dent Repair, it never comes back.

Q: Can you fix hail damage yourself?

A: Not necessarily so. If your insurance policy doesn’t cover you for hail damage repair, you might be able to restore your vehicle to nearly perfect condition with the right tools and approach. That said, there are certainly cases where the extent of the hail damage is beyond what can be practically fixed in a driveway.

Q: Why is hail damage a write off?

A: Recent massive hail storms in NSW and the ACT have sent a rash of hail-damaged cars onto the used-car market. … An insured car will sometimes be written-off by the owner’s insurance company purely because the cost of hail repairs is more than the value of the car. It’s that simple; a basic mathematical equation.

Q: Is hail damage an at fault claim?

A: There are many types of not at fault accidents where the damage won’t be covered by the at fault driver’s insurer, so you’ll need to make a claim on your own insurance. Some of these include: … If your car was damaged by hail or a severe weather event. If your car was broken into, stolen, or damaged by criminal activity.

 

Q: Are dents covered by insurance?

A: If your vehicle sustained minor damage, resulting in a visible scratch or dent, auto insurance will cover it under collision coverage — but should you file a claim? … If you file a claim, your insurance company would consider this an at-fault collision, resulting in pricier premiums down the line.

 Q: How much does your insurance go up after a claim?

A: Your premium increase will also depend on other factors such as whether you’ve made a claim on your insurance before, the cause and severity of the accident, and your overall driving history. However, you’ll usually be looking at an increase of between 20%-50%.

Q: How much do dents cost to fix?

A: A one-inch dent, for instance, will usually cost between $30 and $70 if the paint hasn’t been damaged and the dent isn’t deep. Larger dents can range between $100 and $175. If the repairs require paint touch-ups, though, you may be dealing with a more expensive repair.

Q: Can dents be pulled out?

A: The suction method of removing a dent involves using a special tool that adheres to the dented portion of your car and pulls the dent out. Imagine sticking a plunger over the dent and then pulling outward. The air and the suction motion helps pull the dent out. This tool works in a very similar fashion.

Q: Do dent pullers really work?

A: Dent pullers only work on shallow dents on flat, flexible surfaces. They can improve the appearance of dents but probably won’t create a perfect finish. But these tools will not work on deep, angular dents or damage along the edges of bodywork.