Catch the Culprit
When you first notice your new door ding it’s best to stay attentive and thorough. Most drivers will do the right thing and leave a note in your window so their insurance can cover the damage for you; but unfortunately there are those callous few who would rather get off scot free. Don’t let a hit and run ruin your finish or your wallet.
Start by taking pictures of the dent. That way you’ll have evidence if they claim that you already had damage. Next, check your surroundings for any precariously parked cars or carts. Take pictures as it’s likely one of these could be your culprit. The goal here is to record as much information as possible. Finally, record suspected license plate numbers. This will be helpful for the police report.
Even if you don’t feel like you have enough information, make sure to file a police report. This will be helpful when filing a claim. If you file a police report right away it shows credibility. Plus, it’s likely your insurance company won’t allow you to file a claim without one.
Do You Have the Right Coverage?
Before you call your preferred Texarkana door ding repair team contact your insurance provider to talk about your coverage. There should be a contact number on your insurance card. If the door ding was caused by something like a hail stone you will need comprehensive insurance. Comprehensive covers damage from sources with no clear liability such as theft, storms, fire, and vandalism.
What’s the Damage?
Door dings come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Details like the depth, diameter, and location can have a big impact on how we approach the repairs. Is the ding sharp or shallow? If it’s too sharp we could accidentally break the paint or tear the metal. Is the ding close to the edge of a panel? Panel edges have much thicker metal that is tough to work with. Just take a picture of the damage and text it to our Texarkana door ding repair team at (903) 280-8190. We’ll get back to you with an estimate as soon as possible!