Has a hailstorm damaged your vehicle?

Has a hailstorm damaged your vehicle?

The climate changes we have seen over the last few years have led to exceptional meteorological phenomena such as violent storms, tornadoes, heat waves and hailstorms.

In Quebec, there are at least 20 days per year, mostly in the summer, during which there are storms violent enough to generate hail. Hailstones generally measure between 0.5 and 5 cm in diameter and can fall at speeds of 100 km/h and even faster.*

These storms can have serious consequences because they are destructive to both crops and property. In addition, they can often seriously damage cars. As a matter of fact, hail precipitation can cause 500 to 600 dents on a single vehicle!

This kind of incident can happen to anyone. As unfortunate as this situation is, there is an efficient, economical and ecological solution that does not involve a visit to the body shop: paintless dent removal.

The advantages of paintless dent removal


What is paintless dent removal? Paintless dent removal is an advanced technique that consists in repairing dents from the inside without having to pierce the metal or use chemicals. The technique uses specialized tools and lighting. Contrary to popular belief, the process does not generally require the use of suction cups or magnets.

Paintless dent removal has many advantages such as:

  • The vehicle’s original finish is maintained
  • Can be done quickly
  • Less expensive than usual body shop work
  • The process is ecological and does not require any chemicals
  • No risk of an imperfect colour match

The SSQ crew to the rescue!


SSQ has put together a special mobile crew to handle situations in which several vehicles from the same area are damaged due to hail. The service offered by SSQ can not only save a lot of time, it will also help you avoid quite a few problems!

For more information on paintless dent removal, visit S.O.S. Débosselage at sosdebosselage.com/index.php/en/.

*Source: The Weather Network

** Exclusions and limitations may apply depending on your insurance policy.