Late last month, we discussed how gentle raindrops can quickly transform into property-destroying missiles of chaos. As promised, this month we’re discussing what you can do to keep your vehicle safe from hail damage this spring and summer.
Let’s dive in!
How to Keep Your Vehicle Dent-Free This Season
1. Utilize Covered Parking
The best way to keep your vehicle safe from mother nature’s wrath is to keep it out of the elements, period. For many drivers, a home garage will defend your vehicle from even the largest hail. If you have a parking garage at work, your vehicle will also be safe from falling ice.
2. Search Out Temporary Shelter
If you do not have access to either of the options listed above, your next priority should be to find refuge underneath another protective structure, such as a bridge overpass or a gas station awning. If the temporary shelter is large enough to fit your vehicle into, you may be able to avoid hail damage.
3. Cover Your Vehicle
Depending on where you live and work, you may not be able to find shelter underneath a permanent or temporary structure. However, there is one last thing you reduce your chances of incurring hail damage…
Consider draping the top side of your vehicle in thick blankets, or invest in a portable hail cover. Even though these options may not be the best way to defend against damage, adding a layer of protection between your vehicle and falling hail can drastically minimize the damage that is done.
Have a Hail Damage Repair Plan
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try or how early of a severe thunderstorm warning you have, there’s no feasible way to get your vehicle to safety before disaster strikes. If your vehicle has received hail damage, or any other blemishes due to mother nature, reach out to a trusted auto body shop for help. Shur-Way Auto Body can remove your vehicle’s unwanted dimples and get you back onto the road quickly and painlessly.