How to Protect Your Car From Hail

June 1, 2023

Hail is a common nuisance, but there are a few things you can do to prevent damage to your car. The most obvious solution is to park in a garage or under an overpass when hail is expected. This is especially important if you live in an area prone to bad weather. You should also look at purchasing a quality auto cover to protect your vehicle from hail. These covers offer a level of security not available from other options.

Even if you have a garage, hail can come with little warning while you’re out driving. You may not have time to make it home or find a covered parking spot. Some tips to help you protect your car from hail while you’re out include using blankets or buying a hail protective cover for your car. If you’re using blankets, try putting the softer side down on your windows and the hard rubberized side up on the windshield to reduce the impact.

Some people suggest using duct tape to hold the blankets down, but this could peel paint off your car. It’s also a good idea to fold in your side mirrors to protect the casing. It’s a good idea to check with your insurance company to see if full comprehensive coverage will cover repairing dents or a damaged windshield from hail.

No matter what you do to protect your car from hail, it’s a good idea to drive with caution during bad storms. It’s not safe to drive with hail in the road, and you don’t want a cracked windshield to make your drive dangerous or unsafe.


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