Storm winds followed by hail are capable of turning your car into an individual economic disaster within a matter of seconds. Here's one of the tips which should enable you to save money and nerves!
During the spring and summer, together with the consequences of collisions and other car accidents, the hail is the most common cause of damage to the bodywork of a car. After hail has done its work, hood, roof, doors and other exposed parts of the car made of sheet metal, suffer from numerous small and from not so small indentations as well, which demand some action in order to be leveled. Drivers react differently to this situation. Some try to save some money using handy DIY methods that they've read about online, treating the indentations with a hair dryer or with dry ice. Others simply continue to drive the car in such a state.
However, the damage caused by the hail, in addition to possibly visually genuinely violating the appearance of a beautiful car, eventually leads to the occurrence of corrosion on the car's bodywork. In short, if you want to get rid of that nasty dents left on your vehicle, or prevent windows and windshield from breaking, you will need money and an ugly amount of it. The easiest way is to replace the damaged parts with a new one but that could set you back for a considerable sum. Those who want to restore the bodywork in its original condition, face repairs that can cost from a hundred to several hundred or up to thousands of dollars.
There are different methods of reparation, but they are not cheap. The quality of reparation depends on a number of factors, starting from the degree of damage, the quality of the bodywork, paint and clear coat as well as from the age of the vehicle, as it is hardest to work on old and already damaged vehicles. Using a special induction device, damage can be corrected, without damaging the paint. Other electrode puncturing and pull out methods, or gluing and hammer & dolly smoothing method can be used, but it all can only bring the bodywork close to the original state.
High temperatures and dangerous sunlight UV rays can leave permanent consequences on your car. You need to protect the car from external heat influences to reduce the temperature in the cabin and protect the car from harmful UV rays, which may even cause the car's clear coat cracking. Also, sunlight damages all rubber and plastic parts on the vehicle. In the interior of the car, the UV rays are the biggest enemy of the cockpit, which becomes worn out and parts fade.
In addition, cars parked near the road can be damaged by numerous stones and gravel when other vehicles pass by. If you park a car near a tree, there is always a risk of a branch falling off, but also of a resin that can drip over.
That's why prevention is always the best way to go. Some of the solutions can be found in covering the vehicles with something appropriate or finding covered parking places and others. Also, on the market, there is also a special tarpaulin that can be used as a hail damage prevention measure. It can have a protective layer of five millimeters, covering the impact areas of the vehicle, from the hood, over the roof, to the end of the trunk and is made of multilayer material with pressed foam and a hard sponge. Covers like that, made of thermoplastic material, with elastic straps, encasing the whole car and hooked under the vehicle, prevent wind blasts and heavy rainfall form washing it away. Car covers protect against the hail, ice, resin, snow, dust, birds and insects, and thus reduce the risk of damage to the vehicle. The bird droppings are full of ammonia, so strong that it erodes the stone, especially during the summer, and as such is definitely bad for your car. If the roof part has two openings for air flow, it ensures the useful level of air circulation underneath.
When it comes to the process of setting up, it is very simple and will take you very little time. The car cover is usually obtained in a special bag and all you need to do is to pull it out of the bag and move it over the car. On the market, you can stumble yourself upon various innovative solutions that can effectively upgrade your car protection and can fit in a trunk. It is a special kind of tent-structure-like cover that is designed to protect your car from various weather conditions. The structure is made of a solid fiberglass, and as such, it can and must withstand the different weather conditions. This kind of product that can be personalized according to clients’ preferences can survive winds up to 30 miles per hour.
It is important to mention that car covers while providing a certain level of protection do not provide absolute protection of the vehicle in the event of a great stormy icefall when the hail is extremely large in size. In any case, whether you use a basic nylon cover or one with several layers, be sure you use it, preventing a major unneeded headache and worries and at least mitigating the effects of the possible damages.
Being the size of 1’’, less then, or bigger, hail will cause damage during a lifetime your vehicle. Do not let yourself to slide into temptation of looking into the crystal ball every time there is possible hail storm alert, figuring out the risk of eventual damages whether you should, or you should not install a guard service of your family members capable of running out to the car in a matter of minutes covering the car with make shift solutions like blankets and floor mats, securing them with pots and what not. While this is one method, or at least one of the funnier ones, it can be of some use, but is not quite appropriate and reliable, and possible damages are certainly no fun at all.