If you live in the Highveld, you’re aware of the stormy summer rains which means you need to be aware of the weather when you are on the road and protect your car from hail damage. Here are a few tips to protect your car from hail:
- Pay Attention to where you Park your Car
It is so easy to leave your car outside and avoid the hassle of paying a parking fee under cover or getting out of your car to open the garage door. Figure out where you will park your car ahead of time to ensure there is adequate coverage in case it hails.
- Last Resort: Thick Blankets
If there is not any undercover parking available at your home or place of employment, take a few thick blankets with you so that you can cover your car. This is not the ideal solution for obvious reasons, but the damage that can be avoided by protecting your car in this manner far outweighs the inconvenience or embarrassment you may feel when covering your car with blankets.
A car is one of the most expensive items you own and it is also one of the hardest to protect from hail. Hail damage on a car can amount to thousands of Rands in damage and even if your insurance company will pay for the repairs, you will still be responsible for the excess payment to the insurance company. You could be further inconvenienced by not having a rental vehicle while your car is being repaired, or having to pay a fee for a rental vehicle if your car needs hail damage repairs. When it comes to hail protection, prevention is always best.
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