CARFAX is a really popular service that many Americans use when purchasing a used car. CARFAX offers detailed reports regarding accident history or any other significant defects experienced specific to that vehicle. It’s an excellent resource for buyers but can definitely affect sellers, especially if there’s any negative information or history listed. One of the most common questions our customers ask is if auto hail repair claims are reported to CARFAX.
How Auto Hail Repair Claims Impact Your CARFAX Report
CARFAX receives information regarding your vehicle from numerous outlets including DMVs, police and fire departments, collision repair facilities, etc. United Hail Pros does not offer any auto hail damage reports to CARFAX. We utilize paintless dent repair to return your vehicle back to its originial condition, making a report completely unnecessary. Some insurance companies do volunteer information to CARFAX but this is an uncommon practice. Auto hail repair claims would only be reported to CARFAX by your insurance company if your vehicle was totaled due to hail damage. A vehicle is only totaled if the hail damage costs exceed the value of your vehicle. Since hail is seen as a natural occurrence, or “act of God”, this is the main reason that hail damage is not reported to CARFAX.
Ensuring Hail Damage Doesn’t Affect the Resale Value of Your Vehicle
While auto hail damage claims may not be reflected on your CARFAX report, it is crucial to have damages properly repaired so that the resale value of your vehicle is not compromised. Paintless dent repair is the industry standard for auto hail damage, making it exceedingly pertinent to find the right expert for this highly specialized technique. Finding the right PDR specialists ensures the most successful results as well as great resale value.
For more information regarding auto hail damage and CARFAX reports, please contact us!