It doesn’t take much to know how huge Texas is. As the second biggest state in the US, there are countries smaller than Texas! Which anyone who has tried to drive from Dallas to El Paso probably already knew. With a vast landscape that includes peaks and mountains, as well as the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the possibilities for inclement weather are seemingly endless.
At Dent Mechanic Group, we have a highly trained team of professionals who are prepared to help you and your car, in any type of weather. Storms can bring worries, and a dent is the last thing you want added onto your plate. Talk with DMG | PDR to ease the stress that damage from storms can bring, and check out our list of inclement weather to be on the lookout for!
Although it’s fairly unlikely that your car will be struck by lightning (knock on wood), the damage that thunderstorms can bring is something that can definitely affect your car’s exterior. Just in March of this past year, many will remember how almost 200,000 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were without power due to terrible thunderstorms. Winds can knock things down, power lines included, and debris flying through the air has little regard for whose car it crashes into.
The March 2017 thunderstorms also saw hail the size of tennis balls, which is one of the most common sources of car dents. We could say that hail seems to really enjoy knocking into our cars and denting them like there’s no tomorrow… but we won’t. Instead we’ll tell you to keep an eye on the weather, but don’t risk your personal safety for a car! Call DMG | PDR instead.
With Dallas being landlocked, we don’t have to worry about a direct hit from a hurricane. However, this doesn’t mean Dallas doesn’t deal with some of the aftermath of a hurricane. In 1968, for example, Hurricane Carla made contact with land near Port O’Connor, but continued to move across North Texas as well, bringing with it over 60 mph wind speeds. Towns and cities that weren’t even on the coast still experienced some remnants of this hurricane. In more recent times, Tropical Depression Cindy hit Louisiana on June 22, 2017, and inland states such as Kentucky, Tennessee, and even West Virginia are experiencing severe weather as a result.
Additionally, traveling to beautiful cities like Galveston, TX, do put your car at more risk for dents during tropical storm season. If your car ends up taking a beating while you’re on vacation, don’t let it spoil your trip. Have us help fix the dents once you’re back home.
Oh, Texas, you’re good at so many things but tornadoes are not one of them. The National Weather Service reports that Texas has the highest average annual number of tornadoes in the country. Even in a lower F1 category tornado, the wind speeds can reach 112 mph. Just one category further at F2 means cars can be lifted off the ground. Although your car hopefully wouldn’t experience this type of damage, the wind speed and hail damage that comes with tornados can definitely result in some dents to your car.
As with any storm, the most important thing is for you to be safe. Just this past spring, four people were killed and almost 50 others were injured when a tornado hit Canton, Texas. The damage to homes and cars is nothing short of devastating, but the lives that were lost are the sincerest form of tragedy.
When inclement Texas weather hits, don’t worry about covering your car to protect from hail damage, don’t try to move it to a safer spot when a bad storm hits—do what you need to in order to stay safe. Whatever dents may come to your car, DMG | PDR is here for you. Take care of you and your family first, we’ll take care of your car. Call us to get your car dents repaired today.