There’s nothing quite like a relaxing light summer rain. But when the wind kicks up and brings a thunderstorm and hail, it’s anything but relaxing. Unfortunately, if your car is out in the open during one of these summer hailstorms, there’s a decent chance you’re going to end up with some degree of hail damage.


In this post from the auto body collision pros at Suburban Auto Body, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about how hail damage is assessed. If dents and dings have got you down, call our Suburban team today to schedule your hail damage repair.

Identifying Hail Damage

Once the storm clouds have passed after a hailstorm, you’ll most likely want to check your vehicle for signs of hail damage right away. Even if you only see one or two dings, you can bet there are more on your vehicle in less obvious spots.


Follow these tips when looking over your ride:


●        Be sure to look over every panel on your vehicle thoroughly.

●        Get down on the level of each panel so you can see any dents as clearly as possible.

●        Be sure to scan each panel slowly, looking from one end to the other inch by inch.

●        Photograph each panel from several angles to time-stamp and date the validity of your insurance claim.

Filing an Insurance Claim

After you’ve identified hail damage, you’ll need to start the insurance claim process as soon as possible. Contact your insurance agent and let them know what you’ve discovered.


Your insurance agent may recommend a body shop to perform your assessment. However, you have the right to take your vehicle to the shop of your choosing. At Suburban Auto Body, we’re experienced at working with insurance companies on hail damage claims and car crash repair.

Hail Damage Assessment

When we assess your vehicle for hail damage, we’ll assess the location and size of the hail damage. Our technician will determine the extent of the hail damage to recommend whether paintless dent repair would be a good solution for your vehicle.


Paintless dent repair is a cost-effective and eco-friendly auto body technique that allows technicians to pull out the dent gently without damaging the paint or finish of your car. If paintless dent repair is not the best option due to a higher level of damage, we’ll give you a quote on any part replacements and labor involved in a more extensive repair.

Getting Your Hail Damage Repair

From start to finish, here’s what’s included in the hail damage repair process:


●        We’ll pick up your vehicle and leave you with a courtesy vehicle if this is convenient for you.

●        You’ll get regular updates on your repair from your go-to guy via text message.

●        You can check on your car online during the repair process.

●        After the work is complete, your car will be returned to you completely detailed from top to bottom.

●        The hail damage repair work will be guaranteed for as ong as you own the vehicle.


Does your vehicle have dents from hail damage? Call our Twin Cities auto body repair team at 651-633-8900 or connect with us online to schedule your assessment and get a free quote on your paintless dent repair.