Hail can be extremely damaging to your car. It can ruin the paint, leave dents in the body and crack the windshield. If you live in an area prone to hail storms, here is what you need to know about your car and hail.
How to Protect Your Car
The best way to protect your car is to leave it parked in a garage when it is not in use. If you are involved in a hail storm while driving, attempt to take shelter under a bridge or covered structure, if possible. Unfortunately, though, there are times where your car is left out and exposed to the elements. There is nothing you can do if you don’t have a covered structure or can’t get to one while driving.
What to Do After a Hail Storm
If your car was exposed to hail and you notice any damage, it is best to take it to an auto body repair shop. They can examine the car and determine how much damage was done and if repairs are necessary. If repairs are needed, you will want to file a claim with your auto insurance if the repair costs exceed your deductible amount. Hail damage is covered under most auto insurance policies.
Are you unsure if hail damage is covered under your auto insurance policy? Or are you looking around for a new policy that covers all of your needs? If so, we would love to assist you. Contact 1st American Insurance Agency in the greater Lafayette, CO area. We can help you determine your auto insurance needs and put together a policy that offers you the protection you need for a fair price.