Hail damage keeps repair shops busy after spring storms
Reported By Heather Jensen, Reporter - bio | email
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
An active spring storm season with hail and damaging winds has kept local damage auto repair shops busy.
In the first weekend of March, hail rained down over the Mid-State, pelting cars and trucks, and leaving plenty of dents.
The damage sent many repairs shops into overdrive and repair jobs continue to come in.
Vogely & Todd on Murfreesboro Road in south Nashville is currently booked through June for hail damage repairs and still sees five to six people come in every week.
Body shop manager Scott Hibbard told Nashville's News 2, "Most of Middle Tennessee has been pretty heavy, a lot of hood, roof and deck lid replacements. You're probably going to be about 20% roof replacement."
He continued, "If you get outside of town, there's been quite a bit more. I've seen the estimates go up. You're probably going to be in the neighborhood of about a $4,000 or $5,000 estimate when it's all done."
Lyk Nu told Nashville's News 2 they are seeing as many as nine new dented vehicles every week.
Hail damage repairs can take several weeks or up to one month to fix.
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