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Hail Damage on my Mazda3

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 my car received a not insignificant amount of damage from a hail storm that passed through Fishers, IN.

After the storm cleared, I went to look at my car and noticed just a couple dents on the hood. I was happy that I had escaped relatively unscathed, but I called the insurance company anyways. The next morning, when the car was dry, I almost cried. There were dents EVERYWHERE! I went to see the insurance adjuster on Thursday, June 4, 2009, and had an estimate of $2901.

I got in touch with Jim Schliebner of Jimmy Buffit about the damage. I was somewhat familiar with Jim’s work because of his posts on Autopia – I knew him to do top quality work. I went to see him on Monday, June 8, 2009, to have his Paintless Dent Repair guy do an estimate. His guy was within a few dollars of my insurance company, and was exactly the same as far as the actual dents were concerned. Whether that speaks more highly of the insurance company or his dent technician, I don’t know.

I dropped my car off with Jim after I got off work on Wednesday, June 10, and picked it up at noon today, Saturday, June 13. The car looked absolutely flawless. Obviously, all of the dents were gone, but it looked like the car was put back together perfectly. I didn’t hear a single rattle from the interior on the way home. Jim even had the car freshly washed when I picked it up!

Based on this experience, I have to recommend Jim at Jimmy Buffit without reservation. Anyone needing hail damage repaired in Indianapolis, Carmel, or Fishers, Indiana, or just to have a top notch detail done to their car, would be well advised to give Jim a call.