Hail Damage Expert

Hail storms are known to occur here in the Elmhurst Area more than a few times a year.  When it happens are your car isn’t in a garage your car will probably take some damage.  Whether it is your windshield damaged or your door is dented we are your Hail Damage Experts.  It starts with our Business Manager Jim at the front Desk.  Jim takes your information and your insurance coverage and gets to work.  When available, the owners Mike or Mario can give you an estimate on your cars damage and give you the best service possible  In many cases he can help with your insurance adjuster to make sure your automobile is properly covered and you pay no more than the deductible of your policy. Jim is your Hail Damage Claim Expert!  Then Mike, Mario and the rest of the team will get to work on your automobile and make it look like new!  We also offer Paintless Dent Repair to get your automobile looking like new again . Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc offers premier services in windshield repair in Elmhurst, IL for you! Here are some facts about Hail and how to deal with the aftermath:

Fact 1: Hail Storms outnumber tornadoes 5 to 1

Here in Chicago there are more then a few Hail events a year.  Bottomline, probably a good chance in your vehicle’s life that is will encounter a brush with a Hail Storm.  When you do get damage always come to the experts at Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc. Your Hail Damage Experts!  We offer windshield repair and windshield replacement,Side Mirror Replacement and headlamp repair.

Fact 2:  Common Sizes of Hail

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Marble = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 inches
  • Softball = 4 1/2 inches

Fact 3: Types of Frozen Parcipitation

Snow forms water vapor turns to ice. If it snows you do not need to worry about your car having hail damage.

Graupel (snow pellets) are small pellets of ice created when supercooled water droplets cover a snowflake. It is rare for your car to be damaged with this type of hail

Sleet (ice pellets) are small, translucent balls of ice They often bounce when they hit the ground.

Hail (time to call addison auto body in addison IL) Hardened Balls of Water that vary in size and damage your vehicle.

If you do get hail damage, it is best to leave the repair to our team at Addison Auto Body and Glass.  We also offer towing services and windshield repair in Elmhurst, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.