Protect Your Car from Hail Damage
It might seem that there is nothing you can do to prevent hail damage to your
car, but Alabama
Car Dealers know this is not the case, so we offer you these tips that can
protect you from hail regardless of what Mother Nature has in store.
- Never take your car out of the garage. This is 100% effective, 100% of
the time, except if a tornado rips the roof off your garage, then unleashes
some softball sized hail. Of course softball sized hail might go right through
your garage roof, so we’ll lower our claim regarding the effectiveness
of this method to 80%.
Kidding aside, if you have a garage, use it to store your car when you are
home. Unless the space in the garage is taken up by your bass boat, that is.
The proper perspective regarding priorities must always remain in sight.
- If you are out on the road, and the potential for hail seems imminent,
find an overpass, pull underneath, and stay there until the skies are clear.
This could take several hours, particularly if there is a nearby bar with
a big screen TV and it just happens to be a Fall Saturday when 'Bama is
- Find a gas station or convenience store that has a roof over the pumps.
Slowly, very slowly, get out of the car, pretend to be having trouble finding
your credit card, then act as though you have never used a gas pump before.
Then, act frustrated over not being able to find you car’s gas cap.
These tactics should buy you at least five minutes. If you need more time,
pump a gallon of gas, stop, have a receipt printed, then start the whole process
In the unlikely event that the clerk inside should get wise and come out to
encourage you to move along, pull out your smart phone, show the clerk your
app for verifying the accuracy of gas pumps, then advise him of his Miranda
By now, the threat of hail or the actual hail should have passed over, so
you can return home in you non-hail damaged car or truck, and start planning
an addition to your garage so that the boat and the vehicle are both in the
80% safety zone.