Jump to content

Hail damage vehicles experiences?
Brisbane storms


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 *bibs*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Hi All,

On Saturday here in Brisbane we had a huge hail storm.  Some hail as big as cricket balls in my suburb.  Anyway two out of our three cars were on the footpath parked.  Both cars have sustained hail damage.  Some large dents but lots of minor denting, especially to bonnet, boot and roof.  Anyway my husband had his looked at already (not by insurance but panel beater near by)  who say they would have to replace roof, bonnet and boot and some paint work??  

Both cars are getting assessed next week in a major one hit assessment process (thats what the lady called it as there are so many claims).  In other words you take your car they look at for about 15 minutes and say fix or write off on the spot.

Anyone have any ideas if a car that has sustained hail damage to nearly every panel would be repairable or written off?  Or have any experiences?

Lexus ES300 2002 model

Lexus GS300 2003 model

Thanks in advance.

Edited by *bibs*, 21 November 2012 - 04:45 PM.


#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

When this happened in Perth many, many vehicles were written off' but equally  many were repaired. One of thoses. Wait and see situations. There was also a special dispensation made for people without insurance that they could drive their vehicle for its lifetime without repair if necessary, as long as it had been assessed as safe, without fear of being done for driving an unroadworthy vehicle.

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

It depends upon the severity of the dents - some they can actually massage out & it looks like they were never there.

Last hail storm my neighbour got caught out & had dents over the majority of panels & the insurance company paid to repair it. TI nthe end only 1 panel had to be replaced & the rest of the dents were iron out. I don't know what model car it is, but it was an older model.

#4 galba

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:00 PM


Our Volvo XC90 was written off - I didn't think it was too bad compared to others as it had lots of minor dents but they were everywhere, every single panel.



#5 vanessa71

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

I had hail damage on my car from the Christmas day storms last year. My car was repaired and you would never know there was any hail damage.


#6 ~Mintie~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

A few year ago I had hail damage on my vehicle, all over, I think it was every panel from memory. They repaired it and did a great job. I think at the time, my car was valued at about $15000-$17000.

#7 The Old Feral

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

In some cars (like Galba's Volvo) the roof forms part of the car's safety cell structure and that sort of damage would compromise its integrity in a crash. I would be talking to the manufacturer and getting their advice before agreeing to a repair job.

#8 JillyJellyBean

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

we had two cars written off a couple years ago in a hail storm. Each panel needed replacing. It does depend though on the value of the car.
Hail storm damage is apparently expensive to repair. Good luck.

#9 Maple Leaf

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

2 years ago we had hail damage and it was fairly extensive. They didn't have to replace panels but used this cool machine to suck out the dents. The car looks amazing now, I think they put a special finish on it afterwards.

We are with AAMI and other than having to pay the excess (which they reduced by $100 just to be nice!), was a fairly painless and quick experience getting it sorted out.

#10 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

A lot of insurance companies are using paintless dent removal now. It means they can repair a lot more cars. I've never seen it done but I've heard you can't tell the difference.

#11 Nicole-Bris

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

I think it depends on the value of the car.  Last year I had my car written off from hail damage as they said it would cost more to fix the car then to write it off.

#12 minyaca

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

It depends on the value of the car. Our 7 year-old CRV with minor dents on most panels and the roof and bonnet was written off. A friend's newer Subaru with similar damage was repaired, even though they had to replace some panels.

#13 *melrose*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

One of my friends had her car fixed it cost $2500.

One of my friends had her car fixed it cost $2500.

#14 *Lib*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

Our Kia Sportage was done about 2 years ago in brisbane.....we were with RACQ and they repaired it. Every panel was damaged.

QUOTE (2 Gorgeous Girls @ 21/11/2012, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A lot of insurance companies are using paintless dent removal now. It means they can repair a lot more cars. I've never seen it done but I've heard you can't tell the difference.

Thats what they did to ours...it was perfect.

#15 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Ours was written off , but there was thousands of dents and every panel needed work. It was an older car so not worth fixing.

#16 Alina0210

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

My car is still hail damaged, from a big storm Perth had in 2010... Lol

Yep most likely be written off and then sold via Auction in the near future.

#17 *bibs*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

Thanks so much for the replies.  Both cars are worth between 8k to 10k.  My husband just go the quote back from the panel beater $10500 YIKES.  Mind you this was not through insurance or one of their approved places, he did for curiosity more than anything while we are waiting for the assessor.  His car is the less damaged of the two.  

In my opinion the cars don't look 'that' bad but they probably have hundreds of little dents in the right light.


#18 ~ky~

Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE (Alina0210 @ 21/11/2012, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My car is still hail damaged, from a big storm Perth had in 2010... Lol

Yep most likely be written off and then sold via Auction in the near future.


Ours was damaged in this storm too and we opted not to have it repaired as it was only cosmetic damage to an old 4wd.

Cars were being written off for seemingly little damage but replacing he panels would havé been a huge cost. They were auctioned off for ages afterward - there were some amazing bargains to be had. If anyone chooses to buy a hail damaged write off, bear in mind that you will only ever get minimal insurance on it.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Decluttering before Christmas: tips for managing the toy influx

Deciding how many toys you want to keep and enforcing a limit can help manage the sheer volume of playthings.

86-year-old taught himself to knit, now makes caps for premature babies

'Anything is possible if you put your mind to it' might just be the motto of 86 year-old retiree, Ed Moseley who despite his age and abilities has been gifting handmade knitted caps to premature babies.

Want healthy kids? Let them play in the mud, feed them allergenic foods - and get a dog

If you read about children's health, you've heard a lot of this before.

Photo captures mum's shock at delivery room surprise

Life can be full of surprises, but for this couple a surprise came in a very unexpected way.

Baby's family in law suit over RAAF base chemicals

A 10-month-old baby has been exposed to significant levels of toxic chemicals around a RAAF base near Newcastle, say his parents.

Childcare worker investigated after threatening toddler's mother

An early childhood teacher has been censured for serious misconduct after she threatened the mother of a young child.

Scottish baby names

Scotland, the wind and water-hewn land of the loch, the kilt and the heather. Bedecked in castles great and small, there are many Australians with Scottish heritage who could look to that fair country for baby name inspiration.

Do we need more parking spaces for parents?

The Give Me Space campaign is collecting stories from mums who have had difficult experiences while trying to find safe parking.

Gender neutral parenting: what it's really like

If you want to take a leaf out of Clare's book in gender neutral parenting, her advice is simple: "Follow the children's lead, and you can't go wrong."

The vital question no parent wants to think about

Since becoming a mother I sometimes wonder what would happen to my babies if their dad and I both died.

6 parents to stop judging right now

It's worth looking a little more closely at some common parenting missteps. Could it be these mums and dads are really just like you and me?

Ryan Reynolds shares delivery room tips for expectant dads

If your partner is heading to the delivery room any time soon, you've got to see Ryan Reynolds' video on dealing with the intricacies of the delivery room.

The trials and tribulations of teenage mums, 10 years later

Having her first baby at 16 was a shock for Simone Miller, but it's not something she regrets.

Grandma falls head over heels for baby - literally

Usually Valerie Sharp's plan to put her granddaughter into her cot works just fine, but when things go wrong it is hilarious.

My toddler wants all my attention all of the time - help!

This is a stage, and you and she will move through it. I can (almost) promise it.

Cotton On KIDS' cute new baby prewalker shoes

Oh watch out folks, Cotton On KIDS' baby range has just become even cuter with the release of its first ever prewalker shoe collection.

Why I love the superhero phase

My twins are heading towards three and have officially entered the superhero phase. It happened almost overnight.

I'm caught in a 'mumpetition' with my friend and I'm losing it

My best friend and I had children within a year of each other. She thinks her child is God's gift to the world.

A year of motherhood: my survival story

Motherhood burns you down, but it rebuilds you too.

Five traps to be aware of when reading IVF clinic websites

Clinics provide IVF success rates in often confusing ways because there is no agreed format on how this information should be presented.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.