The Best Solutions for Automotive Hail Damage

If you have ever rented a car in any area that produces a lot of inclement weather, you may be shocked when you return the vehicle to find out you have incurred a large debt for ice pellet damage. The trick with car rentals is their misleading warnings that only dents and dings over a certain size will be counted. After the damage is done; they may attempt filing a claim against your auto insurer for multiple spot dings, even if they do not individually meet the specifications. These dings may be so subtle that you can only notice them at the right angle and ideal lighting. The car rental agency immediately wants to charge you for a large deductible that is likely to raise your insurance rates.

As made obvious from the name, paintless dent removal was developed as an alternative to pricey paint jobs. It has always been known that many soft dents and dings can pop back into place with minimal impact on the overall look of the vehicle. This is because the metal has a memory and desires to return to that original state. Paintless dent experts are equipped with various tools and special training to manipulate the metal back into its original form. If you do not go to a specialist, the results are often lackluster, and will then require traditional methods.

Surprisingly, the biggest need for paintless dent repair is from hail that forms in warm weather. The rising heat of May through September creates the ideal conditions for hail storms to grow. If you live in Texas, you have seen the four winds coming together. Clouds start sucking up air from every direction like a vacuum cleaner. The sky turns dark, as the conditions for a thunderhead and hail come into shape.

This is because the cumulonimbus clouds initially require warm temperatures to form. Cumulonimbus clouds are also referred to as Thunderheads. They suck up large volumes of humidity from the lands they pass over. If the updraft is sufficient, the water droplets ascend into the upper layers of the atmosphere and freeze. In this state of hyper-mobility, hail is formed by the friction of the air keeping the outer layer moist and sticky.

The hail stones perpetually accumulate greater mass until the updraft is unable to sustain the weight of the stones. This process may take at least thirty minutes to form a sufficient mass. There are diverse conditions within the various layers of the clouds themselves that effect the type of accretions the hail stones will go through. For this reason, some hail stones have opaque layers, others translucent, some with irregular shapes; and all in varying sizes of 5 millimeters to 15 centimeters.

The frequency of hail damage in the states that suffer the most severe hail storms like Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, makes paintless dent removal a part of life. You’ll be paying the price of your car multiple times over if you opt for traditional paint repair. Therefore, paintless dent removal is the best solution!