Hail Damaged Car – What to do.
Storms can be devastating. First off, the
thunder is a nightmare for your dogs. But, beyond Fido’s fear there’s the wind,
the rain, the flooding, the hail and the lightning all wreaking destruction on
anything that is unfortunate enough to be left outside in a naturally
choreographed dance of celestial havoc. With the more and more major hail
storms happening each year and tornados and hurricanes blowing down half of the
country, there has been quite a bit of natural destruction of late.
If you’ve been in the path of Mother
Nature’s tantrum, where does that leave you? Tornado, hail or storm damage to
your home is pretty well covered. Flood damage is a bit iffy. Hopefully you
have flood insurance. But, what about your car? What do you do with hail
damaged cars? Storm damaged cars, in general?
First, you can click the button below to see what your
hail damaged car or flood damaged car is worth. Then you can read on to find
out what you can do with it.
How Much is Your Car Worth
Hail Damaged Car & Storm Damaged Car
A hail damaged car can be fairly wrecked.
However, it’s likely that your car insurance will cover the repairs. Same goes
for storm damage to your car (tree branches falling on your car, wind damage,
etc.). However, even after repair, your car will never quite be the same. Think
of it like this… if you crush a soda can, you can stretch it back out and pop
out the dents. But, the can will never be perfect again. There will always be
evidence of the damage, no matter how good the repair is.
Damage Car Repair
Keep in mind that any repairs will show up
on your cars CarFax or AutoCheck until the end of time. And, that, can lower
the value of your car dramatically. A damaged and repaired car can lose as much
as 30-percent of its value as compared to a never-damaged version of the same
So, what’s a poor, unsuspecting auto owner
to do? If you have a hail damaged car or storm damaged car, call your
insurance. If they don’t total your car, you’ll get a repair estimate. Your
insurance company will probably cut you a check for that amount (less your
Depending on your policy, you can keep that
check and sell your car, unrepaired. Click the Get an Offer button, and we’ll
make you a no-obligation, guaranteed offer to buy your car as-is. You’ll get a
check from your insurance. You’ll get a check from us. Then, you’ll be in good
shape to go out a buy something new (or newer, if you prefer used cars).
Flood Damaged Car
Same goes for flood damaged cars, sort of.
Not all car insurance policies will cover flood damage, just like not all
home-owner’s insurance policies cover flood damage to your home. So, even if
your insurance won’t give you a check to repair or total your flood damaged
car, we’ll do our best to give you the best offer for your flood car.
Flood Damaged Car Repairable?
Repairing a flood car depends a lot on how
bad it was flooded, where did the water go (into the engine, the interior, in
the exhaust), how long was the car submerged and was the offending water fresh water
or salt water?
We have a whole post dedicated to answering
the question of repairable
flood cars here. Take a look. It might answer your questions. If you have
any more, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help. You can also click the button
below to get a guaranteed offer for your car.
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