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How to Protect Your Car in a Hailstorm

As we get into April and the start of warmer weather (we hope) and spring, we may not get much snow anymore but there are other types of weather to look out for. We don’t see a lot of severe weather here in Wisconsin, but occasionally we do run into a thunder or hail storm every year or so. If you’re looking to protect your car but don’t have a garage to put it in, here are some ways you can prevent hail damage! 

Blankets, and Lots of Them 

The simplest and usually the most effective way to avoid hail damage on your car is with blankets. Obviously, you don’t want to use your best and most expensive blankets as they could get damaged, try to find some old ones in storage that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. 

hood of car with dents from a hailstorm[Read More: How to keep from falling asleep when you’re tired while driving] 

Use duct tape to make sure they don’t blow away in the storm, preferably on the bottom of the car so sticky residue isn’t left on your car. The most vulnerable parts of the car are the hood, roof and taillights, so you’ll want to be sure to protect those. Windshields, although may seem vulnerable, are durable and only the most severe hail will cause damage. Although, it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

Look for Public Garages and Large Buildings 

If you don’t want to use your blankets, keep a track of nearby public garages that you can store your car in quickly. If none are around, try to just find a large building and use its shadow. If a storm is coming from the west, for instance, park your car on the east side of a large building for some cover. 

Stay safe and prepared out there everyone! For more automotive tips and tricks, check back on our blog! For any other questions or concerns, contact our expert and helpful staff at Broadway Auto Credit!