Who is the best repair hail damage repair shop in Tucson AZ?

Hal Damage repair in Tucson AZ

Another big hail event just happened in Tucson this week. Auto body repair shops everywhere will be over-run with cars and trucks that need to be repaired. Some cars will not be too badly damaged while others might be totaled. That determination all depends on a few factors such as the age of the car, value, repair costs, etc. As a result, local body shops will be filled to capacity for several months while they work through all this hail damage.

But who wants to want to wait months to get your car fixed? And with all these cars needing repair, will your car get fixed properly or just rushed out the door? In times like these, you want to find the best body shop with the fastest turn around times in Tucson AZ to fix your hail damage. To find out where to go, continue reading.

First, can my car be totaled out just from hail damage?

Sometimes people are reluctant to get a quote to fix their hail damage because they fear the worst. They are scared the car will be totaled and they are not ready to buy a new one or take on car payments. Even if the hail damage is only cosmetic, it is possible that a car can be totaled just from hail damage.

PDR-a cost effective way to fix most hail damage

When an insurance company is evaluating whether or not to total a car, they compare the replacement value of the car to the price to have it repaired. If it costs less to just replace the car, it will get totaled. So how do you prevent that from happening? The answer lies with Paintless Dent Repair or PDR. PDR works on most hail damage, but not all, depending on the severity. If you can keep paint and body work out of the equation, you can save a lot of money and the car’s original paint is not disturbed.

However if you do get your car repaired, be sure to use a body shop with a lifetime warranty should you run into trouble in the future.

Is hail damage covered under my car insurance in Tucson AZ?

The answer to this question depends on the policy that you purchased for the vehicle. If your car is older, and you purchased liability only insurance, to save money, unfortunately you will not be covered for a hail damage claim.

Comprehensive coverage can help reimburse you for damages not related to a collision. That typically includes hail damage, which could result in dents in your car’s body, cracked or shattered glass, and even interior water damage. Comprehensive coverage needs to be purchased before damage occurs to the vehicle. Generally speaking, if you have collision coverage on your auto policy, you also have comprehensive coverage.

 Will I have to pay a deductible for hail damage?

The answer is most likely yes. Deductibles are determined at the time you purchase your car insurance policy. In my case, I have a $500 dollar deductible. Most insurance companies require a deductible on a comprehensive loss that is the same as the deductible you would pay if you were in an accident, but check with your insurance company or agent to make sure. Sometimes a zero deductible can be added for an additional cost.

Your deductible would be all that you would need to pay to cover the costs to repair all damage on your vehicle from the hail storm, including glass that may have broken in addition to dents on the exterior of the vehicle.

How do body shops fix hail damage?

In most cases the replaceable body parts like sunroofs, windshields, headlights and taillights will be replaced. If damage is really extensive on sheet metal pats that bolt on such a hoods, fenders and doors they might get replaced if it will be faster or less expensive to do so. This is only true for the severely damaged parts. Roofs and minor dents will likely be removed via a method called Paintless Dent Removal or PDR.

If the roof was damaged severely the metal might be too stretched to properly repair through paintless dent removal. In most cases, depending on the age and value of the car, if it cannot be repaired through PRD, then it is going to get totaled.

Who then, is the best hail damage repair shop in Tucson AZ?

What makes one body shop better than another in the Tucson area? A lot of times customers decide based on speed, accuracy and price to get the car repaired.

At O’Rielly Collision Centers, we have an entire Hail team of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) experts to help move the hail damage claims through the shop as quick as possible. As a dealership auto body shop, we have factory-trained technicians who can repair your car back to factory specs no matter what make or model. We are offering a lifetime warranty on all hail damage work, and FREE hail damage estimates!

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