How can I protect my car’s windshield from hail?

How can I protect my car’s windshield from hail damage? I just replaced it a month ago, and the weather says another hail storm will happen in the next few days.

Answer
Replacing windshields can be very expensive, so protecting your windshield is a smart move! There are several options available to help protect your car’s windshield from hail.
Do you have a carport or garage at home? If so, that is the best place to park your car during a storm. If you don’t have one and need a permanent solution, a pop-up carport costs as low as $300 and takes a couple of hours to assemble. You can buy them at discount stores or home improvement stores.
A faster and less expensive option is to cover your windshield with a car cover or even some thick blankets. If you are on the road when the storm starts, park under an overpass or in a multi-level parking garage until it is over.
Make sure to evaluate the coverage on your car insurance policy; the sooner the better. If you have comprehensive coverage, you are covered from hail damage to your car’s body and windshield. Some states offer a zero glass deductible. If yours doesn’t, get a quote to have a lower comprehensive deductible if you live in a hail-prone area.
While checking out your policy, download the Jerry app and make sure you are getting the best price for your coverages. Once you download Jerry, just answer a handful of questions that will take you roughly 45 seconds to complete, and you’ll immediately get car insurance quotes for coverage similar to your current plan. Jerry customers save an average of $879 a year.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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