Hail storms can be a lot more dangerous than they seem. As severe hail storms have been hitting Colorado more often at any given moment, it’s pertinent to keep these safety tips in mind in order to prevent any serious injuries or vehicular damage.
What to Do if You Get Caught in a Severe Colorado Hail Storm
Staying inside your vehicle is always rule number one! Hail can fall at high speeds and considerably injure you. The bigger the hail gets, the more at danger you’ll be outside of your vehicle, so staying inside until the storm passes is always important. It’s also a good idea to stop your vehicle and find a place to park. Driving speeds compound the hail’s impact which can shatter your windshield resulting in high repair or replacement costs and jeopardizes your safety. When you find a place to park, park your vehicle at an angle so that the front of your car is hit by the hail. While your front windshield may be durable enough to withstand baseball-size hail, your back and side windows aren’t engineered to withstand that kind of impact. If the hail actually begins penetrating your vehicle, lay down with your back towards your windows. Hail can be an indication of an approaching tornado, so please keep an eye on tornado warnings from your phone or tornado sirens.
Repairing the Severe Hail Damage to Your Colorado Vehicle
Being stuck in your vehicle during a severe hail storm can be terrifying. That’s why we make the repair process as simple and stress-free as possible for all of our Colorado clients. Simply schedule a complimentary valet pickup or drop off your vehicle and we’ll provide you rental car! That’s the only thing you’re responsible for until your hail damage is repaired and your vehicle is ready for you!
For more information regarding safety tips for getting caught in hail storms or our renowned auto hail repair process, please contact us!