Don’t Succumb to Hail Damage – 4 Inventive Ways to Protect Your Car

April 20th, 2016 by

Hail DamageWith Spring here, we are bound to see hail during the upcoming storm season. The impact of hail can cause serious harm to an unprotected vehicle. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, approximately 250,000 cars are damaged by hail every year in the U.S. Here are some ways that you can protect you car from hail:

  1. Raid your linen closet – If you don’t have a garage or carport and a local weather advisory is forecasting hail, cover the vehicle with thick blankets, comforters or even large towels that you have on hand. The more layers you add for more cushioning, the better the protection.
  2. Find the nearest canopy – Pull under an overpass, gas station or bank canopy, or similar spot that can protect your car from hail damage and wait out the storm.
  3. Grab your floor mats – if you’re caught in a hailstorm and can’t find cover, pull over in a safe location and grab your floor mats to place on your windshield, roof or hood. The solution has its limitations, but on the upside, it could help you avoid some damage to your vehicle.
  4. Purchase a cutting-edge car cover – If you want the security of carrying a reliable form of protection in your vehicle, you can invest in one of the latest anti-hail technologies on the market. A Texas-based company has created a fold-up, car-sized air bag that fully inflates in under five minutes to protect your vehicle from hail up to the size of softballs.

If your car gets hail damage and you need expert scratch and dent repair, contact us at Midway Collision Center and we’ll put our expertise to work to erase all signs of damage.

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