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Auto Body Blog: New Research, Stunning Facts and Industry News

Hi, my name is Ken. I am an avid golfer, a reading lover and an auto body and paint DIY amateur. During the week, I work as a financial consultant, and I love my job. However, I get tired of advising people about maintaining their fortunes, and in the evening, I like to do things that feel more mechanical and even artistic in a way. That's why I decided to write this blog. Here, I am going to post all about auto body news and information. I like to keep up to date on what's new as well as exploring tried-and-true facts about the industry. If you need a repair or are thinking about doing one yourself, I hope these posts help you. Enjoy.

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4 Reasons To Repair Hail Damage On Your Trucks

Your drivers won't always be able to avoid hail damage. If they are on the road and on a tight schedule, then they might not be able to pull over and take shelter until a hail storm passes. They might not always be able to store their trucks under cover.

So, some of your trucks might have some hail damage to their bodies and parts. Why should you fix this damage?

1. Make Your Trucks Safe

Hail stones can cause some damage to trucks that might cause safety hazards. For example, if hail damages a windscreen or window, then it might crack and break if you don't have the glass repaired or replaced.

Or, damage to door bodies might affect how they open and close. Broken mirrors and indicator lights can make your trucks less safe to drive.

You should fix this kind of damage as soon as you can. A truck with safety-risk problems won't be safe to use until you do.

2. Prevent Damage From Getting Worse

Even cosmetic damage from hail stones can be a problem. You might not think that small dings and dents on bodywork make a difference; however, these areas can turn into bigger problems.

For example, if a hail stone breaks the surface of part of your truck's body, then it might remove some of its protective coating. The smallest scratch or chip that removes paint can allow water or moisture to get into the bodywork in the future.

You could ultimately have problems with bodywork rust. The costs of dealing with this problem and ensuring it doesn't spread might be higher than fixing the original hail damage. Once you get rid of the dings and dents, your bodywork will have full protection again.

3. Keep Your Fleet Looking Good

Even if hail damage isn't serious, it affects the way your trucks look. They won't look professional if they are covered with dings and dents.

Your customers might not think that you take your business seriously if you don't look after your vehicles. If you fix hail damage, all your trucks will represent your company more professionally.

4. Avoid Resale Problems

There might be times when you sell old trucks and replace them with new ones. While the money you get for an old truck won't match the cost of a new one, it will cover some of your costs.

If your trucks have hail damage, then you might not get as high a price for them. Even if the trucks themselves are in good shape, this damage can lower their value. If you fix the damage, you'll increase their ultimate selling prices.

To get started, contact local commercial vehicle repair specialists.