If your personal property has been damaged in a hail storm, knowing what to do and how to get started with the auto hail repair process can be overwhelming. Firehouse Dent is here to help you throughout the entire process. Use the step-by-step guide below, or call us directly at (816) 229-3368 to get started.
Check your automobile for hail damage, bumper to bumper. If you can, take pictures of the damage and some notes regarding the damage. Although you don’t have to, document the size of the hail by taking a picture. Use a ruler or a dime to set by the hail stone to better show the actual size.
Look over your auto insurance policy. Since the damage was caused by hail, your loss should be covered under your comprehensive coverage. Your insurance policy should pay for the damages, less the deductible that applies. After you have done this, you will want to initiate your claim. Call your insurance company and make a formal report of the damage. They will assign you a claim number. Request that they email you this information for your records. You will be advised that an adjuster will contact you to set-up an appointment to inspect the hail damage.
Meet with the insurance adjuster. An adjuster from your insurance company will be assigned to your hail damage claim and will assess the hail damage to the car. Make sure you are present during the inspection. If you live in an area that has been hit by a major hail storm and has caused widespread damage, it is very possible that your automobile was one of many inspected by the adjuster. After a long day of inspections, it is always good to have a second pair of eyes.
Firehouse Dent of Kansas City can come to your home or office for your complimentary auto hail damage inspection. You can also bring your vehicle to us. In some cases, we will find dent damage that the insurance adjuster missed. If a supplemental claim is required, Firehouse Dent will take the necessary steps to obtain the additional funding needed to make the repairs.