If you’ve paid attention to the news at all this week, you know that a hurricane is threatening the Southeast, including the South Carolina coast. While we may not get the full effects of this powerful storm here in Rock Hill, we may still experience windy conditions. And any time there’s wind, the chances for property damage increase. Most folks tend to think first of the threat to their homes. However, your vehicle is at an equally high risk for storm damage. Here are some tips to protect your car, truck, or SUV from auto body storm damage.
- Take note of trees and limbs. Falling trees and limbs are to blame for many cases of auto body damage during storms. Take a look at the trees in your yard to remove dead trees or prune overhanging limbs. If you know a storm’s approaching, park your vehicle as far away from trees as possible.
- Copy any important documents. Your registration and insurance cards could be damaged if your windshield or windows are cracked by debris. Make copies before the storm hits and keep them in a safe, secure location.
- Have an action plan. If your car is damaged, you’ll need to know what to do and which body shop to call. Read over your auto insurance policy to review your coverage.
We hope this storm stays away, but there will always be another. Auto body damage can happen in any type of weather event. If you ever need weather related auto body and collision repair, call Carolina Collision & Frame Service for a free estimate.