3 Tips For Fixing Hail Damage To Your Vehicle

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If you live in the Black Hills, chances are you’ve survived a hail storm or two during the past few years. Unfortunately, our region is known for its unpredictable weather that can damage your car.

If your vehicle’s been damaged in any recent hail storms, check out the best tips for fixing those annoying hail dents yourself. Plus, since we’re now part of the Denny Menholt Auto Group, it’s super simple and affordable to get your dents and dings fixed at our sister dealership’s Body Shop.

  1. Do It Yourself

There are plenty of DIY methods to fixing hail-damaged cars, but here are a few that have proven successful results:

  • Direct a hair dryer at the dents: Heat causes metal to expand. Use a hair dryer to apply direct heat to the dented areas of your vehicle. If you decide to try this method, be mindful that applying too much direct heat could also cause discoloration. To avoid this, keep a close eye on your vehicle’s paint, and never allow the hair dryer to actually touch your vehicle.
  • Apply dry ice to the hail dents: To cover all your bases, try applying dry ice to the hail dents immediately after applying heat with a hair dryer. Sometimes with rapid temperature change, metal can constrict, and the hail dents on your car could pop out.
  1. Invest in a Car Dent Repair Kit

If those home remedies didn’t’ work, try investing in a car dent repair kit.

You can get these kits at most auto supply stores, and the prices range from $13-$40. Although this type of kit may not fix large, deep dents, it is a good option to try if your vehicle has minor hail damage.

  1. Opt for Professional Service for Guaranteed Results

If you’re not the DIY-type of person, professional service like the kind we offer through our sister dealership is the way to go.

At Rushmore Honda, car dent repair services are often affordable, quick, and easy, so your car can go back to looking the way it did before the storm.

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