When choosing insurance for your vehicle, you may decide that it is not worth it to insure your vehicle against hailstorms. Comprehensive insurance coverage will generally cover hail damage, but third party insurance does not.
There are many reasons why you may make the choice not to insure against hail — maybe you park your vehicle in a covered garage or car port, you live in an area where hailstorms don’t often occur, or the value of your car means it is not economical to get comprehensive insurance.
However, when you’re not insured, sometimes the unavoidable happens, and your car becomes damaged by a hailstorm.
You may find that, when trying to sell your hail damaged car, many private buyers or dealerships do not want to purchase a car with damage. So, is it possible to sell a hail damaged car?
When to watch out for hail storms in Australia
If you have the opportunity to get your vehicle under cover, watch out for hailstorms at the following times and locations:
- In Australia, hailstorms occur most frequently in the Spring and Summer seasons, often between October and March.
- The largest hail in Australia often occurs along the east coast between Sydney and Brisbane.
- Hail does occur throughout Melbourne and across Victoria.
- Point Cook, Victoria and Coburg, Victoria are considered to be Australian hail hotspots.
- Hail can occur at any time, day or night.
- Hail severity is predicted to continuously increase in most regions of the world.
Can you sell a hail damaged car in Australia
The answer is yes — many places will purchase a car with hail damage, one of which is a salvage car buyer. At 1800 Salvage, we buy vehicles of any condition, with any size, shape or type of damage, whether roadworthy or unroadworthy. This is the simplest, fastest way to sell your vehicle with hail damage.
How hail damage affects vehicle price
Hail damage on your vehicle can range from small dents to large damage. Small hail damage is often not enough to write-off a vehicle, but it can negatively affect the price of the vehicle you are trying to sell.
To determine how much the hail damage has affected the price of your car, you must request a quote from a vehicle purchasing expert. There are no general guidelines as to how much the hail damage will reduce your car price, as the damage can vary widely, and the quote will differ for each vehicle.
To find out how much your hail damaged car is worth, get a free quote from a purchaser, such as 1800 Salvage.