Hail Repair Minneapolis MN
Hail Damage happens here in Minneapolis, and Dent Kraft is your one-stop-shop for repairs.
Our Hail Repair Process
Most hail damage can be repaired with a process called Paintless Dent Removal. To start the process, one of our PDR technicians will assess your vehicle’s hail damage and determine if it can be repaired through PDR. After we determine the best course of repairs for you, we will get you on the schedule.
You will call your insurance company and let them know you choose a shop. They may make you get a preliminary estimate, and this is because they are the gatekeepers of the process and money. We will negotiate with your insurance company and get a complete and correct estimate written for the cost of repairs.
During the repair process, we will tear your car down. This process may consist of removing interior panels, taillights, body panels, and other trim pieces that may be obstructing full access to each dent left behind by the hail.
A specialized light is then used to get a better view of each dent. Using a unique set of tools, the technician carefully massages the metal back into shape (sometimes using heat) until the dent returns to its original factory shape.
Once the PDR process is complete, all body panels, interior trim pieces, and other removed parts are put back in place. We do a thorough quality check to ensure everything is functioning and that we fixed every dent left behind on your car.
Hail repair is covered under your comprehensive policy. A Comprehensive policy is a type of policy that covers your vehicle in the case of theft or damage done to it through an incident that isn’t a collision, like a tree falling on your car or hail.
When widespread hail or other natural disasters strike, insurance companies set up CAT stations where they can give you a rough estimate of what the damage will cost to repair. At this point, you can cash out what they estimate if you choose not to repair your vehicle, or you will be advised to visit a Body Shop for a more accurate estimate. (We hope you choose us!)
Once our shop has the preliminary estimate, we may issue a supplementary estimate if the insurance company’s initial assessment will not cover the repairs’ cost. Once approved, they can proceed with tearing down and repairing the vehicle.
It’s important to remember that you have the right to choose your repair shop in the state of Minnesota. While the insurance company may “push or steer” their suggested shop on you, they cannot make you go to one of their preferred shops. This is illegal. You have the right to go to the shop of your choice and no one, but you can make that decision.
Is my hail damage covered? Hail repair is covered under your comprehensive policy. A Comprehensive policy is a type of policy that covers your vehicle in the case of theft or damage done to it through an incident that isn’t a collision, like a tree falling on your car or hail.
How long will it take to repair?
Our goal is to get your car back on the road and back to pre-accident condition. We don’t want to waste time, and we want you back in your car! Depending on the severity, most cars take two weeks from start to finish on average. When a hail car is VERY severe, it can take longer.
Our shop is conveniently located at 15736 Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata, MN, A suburb of Minneapolis, MN. Our shop hours M-F, 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. Our Phone is: (952) 473-8000. We strive every day to give you the absolute best experience possible and know that your car is essential to you. It’s important to us. We value you, your business and want to get you back on the road. If you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.