How can I Fix Hail Damage to my car?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Our Dealership, Service, Tips & Tricks on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 4:17 pm
How to Repair Vehicle Damage from Springtime Storms

How to Repair Vehicle Damage from Springtime Storms

Springtime is wonderful! There’s fresh blooms, farmers markets, and tons to do, but springtime also brings springtime storms. Because of this, you could experience hail damage, so we’re going to detail some suggestions on how to repair vehicle damage from springtime storms.


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Use Heating and Cooling

Some will tell you that you can use natural sunlight to get rid of small dents from hail damage. Parking in the sun will heat the metal of the car, causing the metal to expand. As the metal expands, the small dents will pop out. The longer the vehicle is exposed to sunlight increases the possibility that this technique is successful.

Apply Hot Air to the Dents

If you don’t have a place to expose your vehicle to sunlight, or don’t want to expose your vehicle to prolonged sunlight, you can heat up the metal of your car with a hairdryer. Hold the hair dryer 5 to 7 inches away from the dents for two minute intervals. Careful not to touch the dryer directly on the car. You should use caution with this remedy, you don’t want to damage the paint coloring, only remove the dents.

Apply Dry Ice to the Dents

Take a piece of dry ice and apply it to where the hail damage is. The change is temperature should cause the dents to pop out. Dry ice can damage your skin, so wear gloves when handling dry ice. Move the ice around the dented area to rapidly cool the area.


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These are just some suggestions of home remedies that you could try. But we’ve got an even better solution. Come see us! We have a service department full of trained professionals that can repair hail damage in no time. Next time you’re wondering how to repair vehicle damage from springtime storms, just give us a call. We’ll save you time and hassle. You can schedule a service appointment online by clicking here, or give us a call to schedule at (205) 655-7301.

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