Auto Hail Repair: Should You Try a DIY Kit?
- March 10, 2016
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<img class="alignright wp-image-277 " title="Auto Hail Repair: Should You Try a DIY Kit?" src="http://dallasautohailrepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/hailstorm.jpg" alt="Auto Hail Repair: Should You Try a DIY Kit?" width="585" height="389" srcset="http://dallasautohailrepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/hailstorm.jpg 650w, http://dallasautohailrepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/hailstorm-300×199 achat viagra inde.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px” />Watching hail fall from the sky and pound the life out of your car’s body is such a helpless feeling. After the storm clears, you go outside and walk around your car, shocked.
Some react to the shock by taking control of the situation. They try to fix the damage with a do-it-yourself kit. If you do a basic search online for a hail repair kit, you’ll find options that range in price from around $70 to $250. Some kits feature hammers, suction cups, glue, even dry ice. More than a little intimidating, to be sure, but should you go for it?
After a disastrous hailstorm in Boston, Massachusetts, John Paul, the public affairs manager for AAA in southern New England, weighed in. His recommendation? Skip the kits and go with a professional. “The hail dents tend to be a little harder. They have to be literally massaged from the inside to get the dent out. The people who are good at this are really good. When they’re done you can’t see anything.”
Another independent opinion is from Chris McKinnon, reporter at News 9 in Oklahoma City. He did some investigative reporting on DIY repair kits. After trying several products and techniques, he had no success in fixing the dents on his own.
Auto hail repair is serious business. You could attempt to do it yourself, but may ultimately find that you do even more damage to your car. You could also find that you’ve wasted some serious cash and the greater part of a day.
If you’ve suffered damage from a hailstorm, contact us right away. We’ll fix it quickly, and fix it right the first time.