Depending on the storm and the size of hail, the damage to your car will vary. If it’s a small storm with smaller hailstones, there won’t be as much damage to your car. It’s the larger hailstones that will do the most damage and you should worry about the most.
Here are the types of damage hail can do to your car:
One of the most common types of damage hail can do is paint damage. When hail falls at top-speed from the sky, it can scrape the sides of your car and damage your paint job.
This can happen in smaller hail storms, but will do its worst damage as the hail gets larger. Make sure you always thoroughly check your vehicle’s paint job after a storm to see if any damage has been done and to find the best way to fix it.
Dents are another common type of damage that can be done to your car during a hail storm. Once again, this can happen no matter what the size of hail is, but it does its most damage when the hail is larger.
If the storm is more severe and has larger, more frequent hail, it will leave larger dents on your hail. The dents are usually in a cone shape and will appear on the roof, hood, side panels or even the doors of your car.
Make sure you check your car after each storm to see how bad the dents are in your car and see what is the best way to repair it.
If the storm is very severe, the hail can be large enough to leave cracks in the glass in your car, such as in your windshield or windows. In the most severe storms, the glass in your car may also be shattered.
Check your glass after each storm to make sure the glass hasn’t been cracked or shattered. If it’s bad or will continue to get worse, reach out to a professional about fixing the glass for you.
The largest hailstones can misalign or completely knock your side mirrors out of place. This only happens in the largest hail storms and is the damage that requires the most repairs.