Hail Damage Repair DIY vs. The Professionals

A hailstorm can leave unsightly damage to your vehicle. And it can seem annoying to take your vehicle to a professional to repair it. Moreover, countless online videos promote various ways to tackle dent damage yourself. It’s very tempting to use a DIY method for hail damage repair.

So, let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY vs. the professionals when fixing hail damage to your vehicle.

DIY hail damage repair

Some seemingly good arguments exist for attempting a DIY fix for hail damage. These include:


Finding a trusted professional to tackle your hail damage repair can take time. Not to mention the time it takes to complete the repairs. However, a dent repair professional like Canadian Dent takes a fraction of the time that you would spend at an auto body repair shop. Depending on the damage, you might only finish your coffee after your vehicle is as good as new!


DIY options are often tempting because of the cost savings involved. Many promoting DIY will tell you that you can save money with their repair trick. However, if the hack doesn’t work, you could end up with more costly damage to your vehicle. In other words, DIY could cost you more money than if you had left your hail damage repair to the professionals at the beginning.


The thought that you can fix your hail damage in the convenience of your driveway can make DIY solutions seem attractive. You won’t have to go out of your way to take your vehicle to the professionals. However, you need to be fully confident in the DIY repair tactic to take your vehicle to a professional and pay even more to fix the damage the DIY method caused.

Hail damage repair the professional way

When you need the job done right the first time, it’s best to trust the professionals with your hail damage repair. Here are some of the reasons you should leave your hail damage to the professionals:

Top notch tools

Canadian Dent uses paintless dent repair to restore your vehicle gently. Dent repair professionals use industry-approved tools and techniques to tackle your hail damage. They’ll have the best equipment for the job.


It’s one thing to have the best tools, and it’s another to have the experience and training to use them. When you entrust your vehicle’s hail damage repair to professionals, you can be confident they know what they’re doing. And your vehicle will maintain its value and appearance. At Canadian Dent, all our technicians have five or more years of industry experience. They are also given hands-on training to ensure that our teams’ work meets the highest quality level.

Satisfaction Guarantee

With a professional repair job by Canadian Dent, you are given a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for our work. We’re dedicated to impressing our customers with our hail damage repair work. If you’re unhappy, contact us so we can make it right. It’s also important to mention that our work has a lifetime guarantee. You can rest assured that once professionals repair hail damage at Canadian Dent, it won’t turn up again later.

Environmentally friendly

Today’s hail damage repair professionals use environmentally friendly techniques and tools. With our paintless dent repair, we won’t use harsh chemicals like fillers, solvents, or paints. DIY fixes may require you to apply fillers or paint to your vehicle, which is unsuitable for plant or animal life.


If you’re making an insurance claim, it’s best to leave the repair work to the professionals. It’s unlikely that an insurance company will reimburse you for the costs you spend on DIY solutions. At Canadian Dent, we are used to helping clients with their insurance claims. If you’re planning on having hail damage repaired through insurance, just let our team know, and we will do our part to make the claim process simple and painless.

How to find a good hail damage repair professional

Finding a good professional to handle your hail damage repair takes some consideration, but it’s simple. Here are some things to look for:


Finding a professional with experience in hail damage repair to vehicles is important. There are also different techniques and approaches to fixing hail damage on vehicles, so you’ll want to know what method your professional uses. At Canadian Dent, we use paintless dent repair, a gentle way of massaging dents out of your autobody.


Find out what others say about hail damage repair professionals by looking at online reviews. Various websites allow customers to post comments and give a rating to different businesses. Search a local review site and see what is posted about dent repair specialists you’re considering. Remember that one or two bad reviews do not mean the company is unreliable. Instead, take note of the company’s response to any complaints. Do they demonstrate a willingness to make things right?


Hail damage repair professionals that provide reliable work will also guarantee that work. Satisfaction guarantees give you the peace of mind that the company puts its word behind its work. No professional wants to spend extra time fixing mistakes. It hurts their reputation and their bottom line. If a company offers a satisfaction guarantee, you can be confident they will do the job right the first time.

Why Canadian Dent?

At Canadian Dent, our teams have years of hail repair experience and training. We also provide hands-on training for technicians, so they are equipped to provide the best experience when it comes to tackling your hail damage repair. If your vehicle has suffered hail damage, let the professionals at Canadian Dent work it out for you. Contact us today.

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