What is hail damage and how to spot it on your car

Living in Northeast Ohio means that during the Spring months of March through June and even into July, our capricious weather can change drastically! This often includes hailstorms as the warm and cool weather fronts collide with each other. If your car unfortunately gets caught in a hailstorm the damage may be obvious depending on the size of the hail, but oftentimes if the hail is smaller you may not immediately notice the hail damage.

When the severe weather clears, take a closer look at your car for these common signs of hail damage:

  • Small dents or dings in the hood, doors, side panels or trunk. These dents or dings may not have damaged the paint but will have made a small indentation
  • Inspect your windshield, windows, and mirrors for chips and cracks
  • Look for water damage inside your vehicle
  • Inspect your mirrors, doors, and windows to evaluate if they are stuck or jammed

If you suspect you have hail damage to your car, you may be tempted to contact your insurance company first and file a claim. Keep in mind that if you have hail damage, there are probably hundreds or thousands of other vehicle owners who also may have hail damage and will be contacting your insurance company. You may be in for a long wait before an adjustor inspects your vehicle, and then offers their own estimate to repair the damage.

At Marksman Auto Body we recommend you get an estimate from an auto body repair shop that can handle hail damage to your vehicle. At Marksman, we offer free hail damage estimates, and we’ll work with your insurance company to make sure you get enough money to bring your car or vehicle back to its condition before the storm. Contact Marksman Auto Body at 330-225-5560 for a free hail damage estimate!

Repairing hail damage to your car

Many people worry that going to an auto body repair shop means getting overcharged for repairs and being left without a vehicle for an extended period of time. Fortunately, that usually is not the case. Consider the following reasons to contact an auto body repair shop such as Marksman Auto Body for your car’s hail damage repair:

  • State-of-the-art repair tools
  • Highly certified auto repair technicians
  • Repair guarantee
  • Coordinating insurance claims
  • Multiple repair options


At Marksman Auto Body, we are experts in what is called Paintless Dent Removal (PDR). Our technicians are ASE and I-CAR certified and that means we perform some of the best paintless dent repair in Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga counties! Additionally, we have other repair options to consider, and we can handle all of the coordination with your insurance company, which can be a real headache! And if you need a rental vehicle during the time your car is being repaired for hail damage, we can help coordinate this as well! Simply drop off your car at Marksman and pick it up when the repairs are complete!

Marksman Auto Body, Your Number 1 Choice For Hail Damage Repair To Your Car In The Brunswick, Akron, Medina, and Cleveland Area.

With our state-of-the-art repair tools, ASE and I-CAR certified repair technicians, and outstanding customer service and support, Marksman Auto Body is your best choice for hail damage repair to your car or other vehicle.

Call us today at 330-225-5560 or fill out the estimate request form on our website to learn how we can help you with repairing the hail damage to your car.

Large hail ice balls on car hood after heavy summer storm

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