Auto hail damage is serious business. Automotive hail repair is serious business in Colorado; Colorado is the second largest state behind Texas for hail storms for data from 2003-2015. Hail stones can range in size from small pea sized hail to large, softball size hail stones. Hail storms show no mercy when they hit and don’t discriminate on the damage they cause to residential homes, commercial businesses (small and large alike), automobiles, farms, wildlife, crops. Hail storms can generate hail stones large enough to cause fatalities and loss of life with humans, which we’ve been fortunate here in Colorado to avoid to this day.
Hail storms often times can last a couple of seconds to upwards of ten plus minutes depending on the size of the storm. If you find yourself in your automobile during that time, auto hail damage will often occur to the vehicle body panels in the form of dents. Large scale damage can occur, such as cracked windows/windshields, chipped paint, broken tail lights or headlights. While we hope this never happens to your vehicle, we are prepared to help you deal with the aftermath should you find your automobile damaged in a hail storm.
Our friends over at ESURANCE have written a wonderful article regarding specific information about automotive hail damage and what a customer should do if they ever find themselves in a situation where their vehicle has been damaged in a hail storm : Esurance Hail Article
With regards to specific auto hail damage to vehicle that we see here at Colorado Auto Hail Pros, it would be easier to outline the most COMMON areas of your vehicle that will be affected by hail damage:
- Roof Rails (Left and Right Side) – for those not automotively inclined, this is the curved portion of the metal body on the top running the length of your vehicle from
- Quarter Panels
- Deck/Trunk Lids