Taking Proper Care of Your Vehicle: Can Hail Really Damage My Car Windows?

Windshield Repair Hailstorm Vehicle Damage

Hail is one of the most problematic type of precipitation, and it’s not uncommon that it would affect cars as they pass through an area where a powerful hail storm is raging. If large enough, pieces of hail falling on your windshield and impacting your windows can definitely do some damage, and in many cases they have also been found to chip away at the windows, if the angle of descent is sharp enough.

 

The thing to do when you’re driving through an area where a hailstorm just set in is to stop your car and cover your windows and windshield. Alternatively, you can stop under a large tree or in an underground parking lot to keep your car safe until the hail storm goes away.

 

The risk involved with driving in even a seemingly peaceful hail storm is quite great. The main issue is that you don’t exactly know whether the hail will grow in size or whether it’ll stay small. It could happen that for 10-15 minutes, the pieces of hail falling on your car will remain small and harmless, and then the storm might intensify until larger pieces fall and damage your car.

 

In some cases, you’ll find that hail can even damage the metallic parts of the car, causing dents and extensive damage that won’t go away with a simple paint job. So make sure to keep your vehicle safe whenever you see a hail storm approaching, and if damage does occur, contact your local windshield replacement Bennett community offers right away.