Hail stones form when conditions are right and hail damage can occur.
High wind and rain comes with thunderstorms but hail can also happen. All vehicles can receive dents and broken glass when hails comes in contact with them causing hail damage.
If you can avoid hail damage, by all means – do it! But if it happens when you are on your way to home or office – this can be difficult to avoid. Setting alerts from a weather station can help keep you off the road at times of storms. If you are caught in a hailstorm, try to seek refuge under an overpass or a covered parking garage, if possible. When at home, if you don’t have a garage, there are specially-designed car covers with padding that can resist hail damage. All in all, your safety is most important and you can deal with auto repairs after the storm.
Don’t postpone repair
Drivers often postpone repairing the chips or cracks caused by hail. This can be dangerous for the passengers in the vehicle. A while back, windshields and other auto glass were only meant to protect the people from weather and give a clear view while driving. Auto body was made of heavy steel. Now lighter materials are used in the body of the car like fiber glass which may compromise the structural integrity. Bottom line: Cracked glass on a vehicle that continues to be driven will more likely break increasing the risk of injury. At the very least, your vision through the windshield may be compromised if there are cracks or chips in your line of sight.
How to repair chips or cracks? There are do-it-yourself kits that you can purchase for a low price but doing the repair takes time and patience.
At 7 Stars San Diego, we have certified technicians to repair your chips or replace your windshield with a guarantee and it only takes less than an hour.