Hail damage is a more common and aggressive issue for vehicles than many car owners realize, especially in a place like Australia, where unpredictable hailstorms are part of the climate. In this article, we’ll cover the different types of hail damage, the repair costs and insurance coverage.
How Much Will Hail Damage Repair Cost?
For smaller hail repairs, the cost ranges from $500 to $1,000, with the recommendation to use independent repair services to save on insurance excess costs. Extensive damage repairs, on the other hand, start at a minimum of $1,000 and can exceed $10,000, depending on the severity and the need for replacement parts.
When is my hail damaged car a write off?
If the repair cost exceeds 50% of the value of the vehicle it’s generally considered a write off vehicle. This is because the cost of repairs makes it more financially sound to sell the car to an auto wrecker and buy a new on to replace it. At Metro Care Removal we offer top cash for hail damaged cars.
Different Types of Hail Damage and Repairs
There are two main types of hail damage, each with varying repair methods and costs. Contained hail repairs use Small and Medium Area Repair Technology (S.M.A.R.T) to fix and paint the localized area of impact without the need for extensive repairs. Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is an alternative method that removes hail damage without painting.
On the other hand, multiple site damage is a more extreme form of hail damage and often involves damage to multiple panels, requiring more extensive repairs, including panel beating, window repair, and sometimes even the replacement of parts.
Is Hail Damage Repair Covered by Car Insurance?
Comprehensive car insurance is the only type of plan that covers the cost of hail damage repairs or car replacement if it’s classified as a write off. Be prepared for a claims process that can involve significant time spent on the phone and potential assessments to determine if your vehicle is a write-off.
What if I don’t have car insurance?
If you lack comprehensive car insurance, hail damage car repairs can be costly and you should consider selling your car to a cash for cars company instead.
At Metro Car Removal, we’ll make the process quick and easy, giving you cash in hand as soon as your car is removed. We take all your write off car regardless of make, model or condition giving you the best price possible.
No waiting around or haggling with buyers, once you accept our quote we come to take away your car on the same day or the next day.