What do I do? Auto Hail damage.
Thread DetailsLast Edited by LiquidRetro May 13, 2016 at 08:03 AM
I have a 2011 Honda Crosstour AWD that I enjoy for the most part, It has about 46k miles, brand new set of expensive tires. It's well maintained and I am a bit OCD, IE not taking it through a car wash (Always hand wash, even in the winter). The hood, and roof are by far the worst, the sides are not terrible. I would post a few photos but it's super hard to see hail damage like this. There are well over 50 dents in the hood for example, some are very small others quite big.
I went to the body shop I had good luck with in the past and they had a quote of $7,500 to fix it all. They were going to replace the hood, roof, and 2 fenders, roof rails, and window trim on 3/4 windows and PDR the rest.
I got an estimate from my insurance company and I should get that back today. He agreed with the estimate I got from the body shop. I have a $500 deductible.
Lastly I tried to get an estimate from one of the best PDR places in town and he said I really needed a body shop for most of it as there were just so many spots on the hood and roof he would cost more than a body shop and basically declined to quote.
So what would you do? I like my car and intend to keep driving it. I am somewhat OCD about how it looks and try to keep it clean probably more than most people. The damage to the hood and roof are noticeable and bother me. That being said $7000 is a lot of money to say put to a second car fund or something fun. I am in no rush to repair and at this point probably be waiting a while for an appointment.
How does hail damage effect the value of a car? .
What about doing a partial repair of the worst damage like the hood and roof, and pick a few for the sides to fix and pocketing the rest?