Need help dealing with hail damage? Helpful tips to help you recover and repair your vehicles affected.

Worst storm in 23 years! 

Last night the southern Colorado area was affected by the worst and most devastating hail storm in 23 years! (see news story below) This means that many people will be in the market for a new vehicle. So, how does this affect you? Well, as with any supply and demand curve, the vehicle prices will soon rise because the demand will outweigh the supply. This is especially true at lots like McCloskey Motors, where our vehicles weren’t affected.

Hail Repair

The good news is this isn’t the first time that something like this has happened. So, there are many paintless dent repair and full-service body shops in town that will work with your insurance to take the headache out of the repair process. This is a scary time for many people, but it’s important to find a shop that will fight to get you every penny. 

Always get a second estimate if you feel like the quote is not high enough. If you feel that the insurance company has undervalued your vehicle, then it never hurts to get a second opinion. This can help to ensure that you are being quoted the right amount the first time so that you don’t need to pick and choose what gets fixed. 


How to know if you should make a claim. 

It can be tough to tell whether or not you need to make a claim on the recent damage. As a good rule of thumb, if you see any dimples, dents, or windshield cracks, you should make a claim. Even what seems like the smallest or lightest dents can be major damage. Don’t short-sell your car by not making a claim. The worst thing that can happen from making a claim on a car that isn’t damaged is they tell you there is nothing to claim. 

We know this can be a tough time for everyone, so just remember we can all get through it and with these helpful tips the process should be quick and easy! If you need help on whether to file a claim or not feel free to call us at 719-434-4454. Also, we offer free appraisals, and even with hail damage, your vehicle is still worth $4000! 

June 14, 2018