Hail Damage Repair

When a hail storm leaves damage to your vehicle, Canadian Dent can save you time and frustration, and promptly return your vehicle to you in it’s pre-hail condition. Our technicians are some of the most highly trained and experienced in the industry and are specialized in hail damage repair

We know that discovering damage to your vehicle after a hail storm can be frustrating and can seem overwhelming. Our goal at Canadian Dent is to make the repair process easy and seamless for you by handling all of your hail damage repair needs. We have good working relationships with all insurance companies and can therefore look after you and your vehicle from start to finish, whether through insurane or a customer-pay situation.

What to do if you vehicle has suffered hail damage?

Did you know that claiming hail damage on your vehicle does not increase your premiums? This is a common misconception that often stops many individuals from seeking hail damage repairs. Typically the only cost involved is paying your deductible if one is included in your policy.

The first step is to call your insurance provider. They will advise you of their particular protocol and will likely request a member of their own appraisal team to have a look at your vehicle‘s hail damage. Once you receive a copy of the estimate, do your homework in finding the best local, time-tested shop that suits your needs.

At Canadian Dent, we have long-term relationships with insurance companies, and we guarantee our work. Our aim is to make the hail repair process as painless as possible for our clients. Once we receive a copy of your estimate, whether it is from you or your appraiser, we will book a repair time and let you know how long we will need your vehicle.

From that point, we will take care of everything, treating your car as if it was our own. If you have rental coverage included in your policy, we will have a rental unit ready to go for you. We’ll take care of your hail damage as quickly as possible without compromising the quality of the work or the paint finish of your vehicle.

What is involved in the hail damage repair process?

The first step is to accurately identify and mark the areas on your vehicle that have been damaged by hail. With assistance from shop lights placed at strategic angles around the affected panels, our meticulous technicians are able to identify the distorted areas and can mark them for repair.

The next step involved in the repair process is to gain access to the affected panels. This often involes taking certain aspects of the interior or exterior of your vehicle apart so that the PDR tools can reach the damaged panels. Sometimes entire pieces such as the hood, or trunk are completed removed and placed on a stand for easy access and visualization. Once adequate access has been achieved, paintless dent repair techniques are employed and hail damage is gently massaged out from behind the affected panel. Through these PDR techniques, we are effectively able to remove all evidence of hail dents, which results in complete restoration of the surface to it’s original factory finish.

After we are confident that all dents have been attended to and repaired, your vehicle is carefully reassembled and we will call and arrange for you to pick it up. If your policy includes a deductible payment, you will make your payment and we will hand you the keys to your hail-free vehicle. The results achieved from paintless dent removal are impressive and we guarantee that you will be more than happy with the repair.

Canadian Dent is family-owned and operated and we believe that supporting each other locally is very important. We appreciate that you feel that way too. We are confident you will be happy in every way.

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Hail Damage Repair Frequently Asked Questions

First, call your insurance provider. They will advise you of their particular protocol. They will probably want a member of their own appraisal team to have a look at your vehicle. Once you receive a copy of the estimate, do your homework in finding the best local, time-tested shop that suits your needs.

At Canadian Dent, we have long-term relationships with insurance companies, and we guarantee our work. Our aim is to make the repair process as painless as possible for our clients. Once we receive a copy of your estimate, whether it is from you or your appraiser, we will book a repair time and let you know how long we will need your vehicle.

From that point, we will take care of everything, treating your car as if it was our own. If you have rental coverage included in your policy, we will have a rental unit ready to go for you. We’ll take care of your hail damage as quickly as possible without compromising the quality of the work or the paint finish of your vehicle. If the damage requires conventional hail repair as well as Paintless Dent Repair, we will oversee the entire repair on your behalf, saving you time and frustration. Upon completion of the repair, we will call and arrange for you to pick up your vehicle. If your policy includes a deductible payment, you will make your payment and we will hand you the keys.

Canadian Dent fixes hail dents using paintless dent repair techniques. The hail dents are either pulled or pushed from either side of the affected panel using specific PDR tools. Through utilization of various PDR repair techniques, the metal is carefully manipulated until is has been restored to its original condition. Repairing hail damage using PDR keeps all paint and parts intact, retaining your vehicles value and avoiding time consuming and costly conventional body shop repairs. 

Depending on the extent of the damage, hail repairs typically take 1-3 days to complete. If we anticipate that your vehicle will be in the shop for a prolonged period of time, we take care of setting you up with a rental vehicle if included in your insurance policy so that you can return to your daily routine until we have completed your repair. 

The cost of repairing hail damage varies widely depending on the severity and locations of the hail dents. In almost all cases, hail damage repairs are claimed through insurance so the only cost to you is your deductible. The good news is that making a claim for hail damage will not increase your insurance premiums going forward and is often significantly cheaper than privately paying for the repair.

Canadian Dent has good standing relationships with all insurance companies, which means that we are able to take care of you from start to finish if you choose to have your dents repaired at one of our 6 locations. All of our repairs are backed by our guarantee, and we are confident you will leave more than happy with the results. 

In some cases, severe hail storms may cause damage to vehicles that is beyond repair using paintless dent removal. In this instance, the entire panel may need to be replaced, while other areas may still be able to be salvaged with PDR. The most common areas that need to be replaced are the hood, roof, and trunk lid.  If this is the case for your vehicle, there is no need to worry as Canadian Dent includes the ordering and instalment of new parts in our repair process.

In other cases, the insurance appraiser may deem that the cost to repair your vehicle exceeds the total value of your vehicle, which is termed a “write off”. Once the insurance company determines the value of your vehicle, they will make you an offer and if you choose to accept a buy out cheque, your vehicle will go to the auto wrecker for scrap iron or occasionally sold for parts if there is anything of value.  Alternatively, there is an option for you to buy it back and fix it yourself, which requires a recertification to prove it is once again road worthy.

While it’s tempting and you may be encouraged to get the hail damage on your car taken care of quickly, keep in mind that these teams will be working on many cars with the goal of getting them through as fast as possible. That means that the quality of repair may suffer. As you do have a year to make your claim, the best thing to do is take a deep breath and then do your homework with a local shop. At Canadian Dent, we work side by side with all insurance companies. You’ll get superior quality repairs from a team that will always be there for you.

Due to the fact that paintless dent repair involves massaging dents from behind the affected areas, we commonly need to loosen or remove parts of you vehicle in order for the PDR tools to reach the dents.

The most common parts that require adjustments are the interior headliner, headlights, and taillights. Sometimes entire pieces such as the hood, or trunk are completed removed and placed on a stand for easy access and visualization. Once adequate access has been achieved, paintless dent repair techniques are employed and hail damage is gently massaged out from behind the affected panel. 

After we are confident that all dents have been attended to and repaired, your vehicle is carefully reassembled. 

we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction

At Canadian Dent, our mission is to “under promise and over deliver”. Very simply put, we guarantee complete satisfaction.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your paintless dent removal needs. If you have any concerns, we will make it right.