It seems that Mother Nature wants to throw things at us that are damaging to our homes and our cars. The weather can be extreme and when that occurs you need to be ready to look at what damage might occur. One of the elements that might be amazing to see but can be a real problem is hail. If you are stuck in a hail storm it is often when there is rain coming and the updraft pushes the moisture up allowing it time to freeze. The particles that are frozen will come down from the clouds in the form of hail. The hail can be anywhere from small piecess the size of a rain drop all the way to the size of a baseball. The larger the hail the more aware you need to be and the more damage that can occur. Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic outlines what you need to know about hail and what it can do to your car, truck, van or SUV.
Can Pea Size Hail Cause Damage to a Car?
When you are looking outside and start to see hail coming down you might just watch it happen. What you should be wondering is if there is any damage that might be coming from it. Your car or truck that is parked out in the storm is susceptible to damage when there is hail. You want to keep your eyes on the size of hail that is coming down and anything that is the size of a nickel can end up causing you damage. The size of the pieces can be hitting your car and if you have materials that are easy to dent or the hail is coming towards your window it can cause damage. At the end of the storm you might see dents on the car and even damage to the windows that were hit as well. The window can be cracked or even just chipped from the hail.
How to Protect Cars from Hail?
The best thing you can do when you know that it will be potentially hailing is to park your car in a garage or under a covered parking. There are also inflatable car covers available that can help protect your vehicle from the elements. There are not a lot of other options to keep your car out of the direct impact of the hail. You can park in a way that lessens the amount of area that is exposed to being hit which will potentially lessen the damage.
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One option you have is to just keep using your car or truck with all the damage. Most people take some pride in their vehicle and want to keep it looking its best. That is why it is a good idea to call a body shop that has expertise in dealing with these types of dents. You may have a lot of surface area that will need attention and repair. Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanics can repair your car if it has been damaged from a hail storm. Call us today!