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Hail Alert: Tips to Fixing Hail-Damaged Cars in Rapid City

Posted by Steve Michelson on 9/14/17 1:06 PM

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If you live in Rapid City, chances are you’ve survived a hail storm or two over the past few years. Unfortunately, South Dakota is known for its unpredictable weather that can cause damage to Rapid City cars.

If your vehicle was affected by last month’s Rapid City hail storm, read on to discover the best tips for fixing those annoying hail dents yourself, as well as how scheduling a service at Rushmore Honda can fix your vehicle’s hail damage.

And if you’re on the lookout for great deals on cars for sale in South Dakota, we’re also talking about how you can save on Rushmore Honda’s slightly hail-damaged cars for sale in Rapid City!


3 Tips to Removing Vehicle Hail Damage

1. Do It Yourself

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

  • Direct a hair dryer to the dents: Heat causes metal to expand. Use a hair dryer to apply direct heat to the dented areas of your Rapid City car. 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 job 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.

2. Invest in a Car Dent Repair Kit

If you’re not interested in the home remedies mentioned above, or you’ve tried them and have been unsuccessful, try investing in a car dent repair kit.

These kits are available for purchase at most auto supply stores with prices ranging from $13-$40. While this type of kit may not fix large, deep dents, it is a good option to try on Rapid City vehicles with minor hail damage resulting in small dents.  

3. Professional Service = Guaranteed Results

If you’re not the DIY-type of person or you’re not very handy when it comes to vehicle repair kits, professional service for your Rapid City car is the way to go. A professional service at your local body shop is recommended for vehicles with hail damage of all kinds.

Big or small, a body shop can fix a majority of all hail-damaged vehicles resulting in dents. At Rushmore Honda, our Rapid City car dent repair services are often cheap, quick, and easy, all while getting your Rapid City car looking the way it did before the storm.

Hail Damage Repair Rapid City


Savings on Slightly Hail-Damaged New and Used Cars for Sale in Rapid City

At Rushmore Honda, we also experienced the Rapid City hail storm. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad news.The good news is that you can get great savings on our new and used cars for sale Rapid City that experienced minor hail damage during the storm.

Don’t let the the hail damage scare you! With the DIY methods explained earlier, as well as Rushmore Honda’s excellent hail damage repair services, you’ll get your car looking as good as new in no time.

And if you’re interested in saving big on new and used cars for sale in Rapid City with minor hail damage, check out or new and used inventory online today. Contact us or stop by for more details on this great opportunity to save!


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