How to Prepare Your Car If a Hailstorm Is on the Way

Hail damage can be quite expensive, and no one wants to pay for damage that could have been prevented. So what do you need to do to ensure your car doesn’t get wrecked next time there’s a hail storm? Today in the Cox Collision blog, we’ll give you some tips.

Have Weather Alerts On

Technology is a wonderful thing, and it gives us the ability to know what kind of weather is coming, no matter where you are. By downloading a quality weather app on your phone and setting alerts, you’ll never be caught unaware when a storm is headed your way. This way, you can prepare and get your car to safety. 

Always Keep Your Car in the Garage or a Carport

If a garage or carport is available, you should always keep your car there. It will protect your vehicle from the elements, and if it’s under the protection of a carport, you’ll never have to worry about being caught unaware. However, carports and garages aren’t something that everyone has, in which case you might have to improvise.

Car Covers

If you don’t have somewhere to keep your car safe, you can use a car cover or even blankets to cover your vehicle. While this isn’t as ideal as a garage, it can significantly reduce the impact of the hail, possibly preventing damage altogether.

Take Your Car Somewhere

If you don’t have a garage, and you have some time before the storm arrives, you could always bring your car somewhere it would be safe. Finding a parking garage would be ideal. You can keep your car there and wait for the storm to pass. 

What to Do While Driving

If you’re driving and a hail storm starts, you should seek cover as soon as you can. Most gas stations have canopies above the pumps, so this would be a good place to stop and wait out the storm. 

Have Comprehensive Insurance

Of course, sometimes the worst-case scenario happens and you get hail damage. If you have comprehensive insurance that covers weather-related incidents, then you’ll be able to cover the bill with your insurance instead of paying out of pocket.

Trust Cox Collision With Hail Damage Repair

If you ever find yourself in need of hail damage repair, make sure to take it to professionals who can bring your car back to its former glory. Here at Cox Collision, we go the extra mile to make hail damage repairs as pain-free as possible. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment for a quote.

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