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So You Got Dinged

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So You Got Dinged

Maybe you weren’t at home, or maybe you don’t have a garage or carport there. Your car got stuck in a hail storm. YoHail (resize)u probably have a lot of questions, starting with, what now?

Your Choices

If you just have a few dents, you may choose to just live with the damage. This will depend on your tolerance, of course, and also on your financial situation, the age of your car and your desire to resell it.

You might choose to get the hail damage fixed by a professional. Depending on your bankroll, you may just pay for it out of pocket. You also might consider filing an insurance claim. Obviously, the heavier the damage, the more costly the repairs.

The Insurance Process

Cars Direct offers a step-by-step guide to navigating a hail damage claim. Here are some things to consider when dealing with your car insurance:

  • Does your policy cover hail damage? This may be the start and end of your insurance claim.
  • What is your deductible? If the damage costs less to repair than your deductible, you may not need to file a claim.
  • Will your rates go up? You may need to weigh the pros and cons of going through your insurance, including what it will cost you in premiums going forward.
  • Can you choose your own repair shop? Your insurance company may have you take your car somewhere specific, so you’ll need to decide if you’re ok with that.

Call Great Plains Auto Body to learn how they can help with hail damage 402.334.7100

Coronavirus Update:As We are Open as an Essential Business (Auto Repair & Service)

We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.

Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.

We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.

Thank you for your understanding and your support of our local business!

Wishing everybody safety and good health.

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