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How long does it take to repair hail damage on a vehicle?

The time it takes to repair hail damage on a vehicle can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the damage, the repair method used, the availability of parts and materials, and the workload of the repair shop. Here are some general guidelines for different types of hail damage repairs:

  1. Paintless Dent Repair (PDR): PDR is a fast and efficient method used for smaller hail dents that have not damaged the paint. In many cases, minor hail damage repairs using PDR can be completed in a few hours. The process involves accessing the backside of the dent and gently massaging and manipulating the metal to restore it to its original shape without repainting.

  2. Traditional Dent Repair: For larger hail dents or dents that have damaged the paint, traditional dent repair methods may be necessary. This process involves filling, sanding, and repainting the affected area. Traditional dent repair can take longer, usually a few days, as it requires more extensive work and time for the paint to dry.

  3. Severity of Hail Damage: The extent of the hail damage on the vehicle will also impact the repair time. If the hailstorm caused widespread damage to the vehicle, the repair shop may have a higher workload, which can result in longer repair times.

  4. Parts Availability: If the hail damage has caused damage to specific vehicle parts that need replacement, the repair time may be extended if those parts are not readily available and need to be ordered.

  5. Repair Shop’s Schedule: The repair shop’s schedule and workload can also influence the repair time. If the shop is busy with other repairs, it may take longer to get your vehicle in for repairs.