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Old 03-29-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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hail, tornadoes, very over played here

Oklahoma gets buckets more than us. Cali gets earthquakes and are waiting for the big one. East Coast gets hurricanes. Japan gets all kind of crap. Nebraska faces a drought for the 75th year in a row. Siberia got hit by a meteor in the early 1900s. Face it, it's called Earth. We don't have control.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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Roof and vehicles need good insurance, can't live without them and have no control over Mother Nature.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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Any other suggestions on ways to protect your car against hail the size of tennis balls?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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http://hailblankets.com/terms.php

It's not guaranteed to protect your car in all conditions, but they definitely help.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Yes just remember these 2 words when a storm is headed your way:

Gar age
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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That's why we have insurance
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:49 AM
 
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If you're moving to Plano and have the means to buy a new, expensive car then an apartment with an attached garage should be within your financial reach. Get one, you won't regret it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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Apparently some people here know with alarmingly precise accuracy the time and place of each sudden hail storm.

As someone who was sitting on his porch when the Lakewood hail storm hit last year about this time I can tell you it's not always so clear when and where it's going to hit and whether you can move your car in time to the garage.

Just about every car within a mile or two radius of my house that was on the street was totaled. That's not an exaggeration - the cars looked like they had been beaten with sledge hammers. They were completely irreparably destroyed and there was no real warning for it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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As someone who was sitting on his porch when the Lakewood hail storm hit last year about this time I can tell you it's not always so clear when and where it's going to hit and whether you can move your car in time to the garage.

Just about every car within a mile or two radius of my house that was on the street was totaled. That's not an exaggeration - the cars looked like they had been beaten with sledge hammers. They were completely irreparably destroyed and there was no real warning for it.
I drove through Lakewood RIGHT before the hail hit. Actually....there were ridiculously large raindrops hitting my windshield and that meant to me that large hail was forming and melting - it was only a matter of time. I sped home and got my car into the garage just in time.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Any other suggestions on ways to protect your car against hail the size of tennis balls?
While at home always keep your car in the garage if you have one. Obviously, at work you might not have a choice. But the highest potential for bad weather is in the evening (usually).

If you are going to live in an apartment make sure they have at least carports (though it might not be enough to protect from hail in case of a strong wind).
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