User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


29° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Hail Damage Makes For Long Lines At Body Shops

September 7, 2013, 10:00 PM

Hail Damage Makes For Long Lines At Body Shops
RAPID CITY, SD -

It's been busy at Roy's Westside Body Shop in Rapid City.  Thanks to a late-summer hail storm or two, business is booming.

"There are some vehicles that were on the outer edges that don't have quite the severity of damage at this point, but most of the vehicles that were in the damage zone itself have some pretty heavy damage," Roy's Westside Body Shop's manager Brian Cavanaugh said.

The damage has been enough to total some cars.  For those who saw the storms that's not a surprise.

"We could see it hailing outside and it came from one direction, hailed, then the wind switched and it came right over top of us again," Rapid City resident Barb Wright-Pigman said.

Because of the sheer volume of vehicles that were damaged, just getting into a shop for an estimate can take awhile.

"We try to write one every half-hour, or so.  We have two estimators going here everyday, so we're seeing 20 to 25 vehicles a day just for estimates.  Those are scheduled out two to three weeks just to receive a damage estimate for the insurance company," Cavanaugh said.

Getting your car repaired will take even longer.

"It's tough to put a date on it now, but it's definitely in the future and it's probably further than we can see at this point.  So it's coming, but patience is the key at this point," Cavanaugh said.

"Yeah that would be fine.  It's still drivable; it just doesn't look as nice as it did before," Wright-Pigman said.

Cavanaugh said that in all his years at the shop, he has never seen this much hail damage in one summer.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Police: Woman Raped At Her Apartment Building

2/5/2016 11:17 AM

The woman told Sioux Falls Police she believes the man followed her into her apartment.

Full Story
Superintendent Cancels School With Video

2/2/2016 1:41 PM

Dr. Donavan DeBoer with the Parker School District posted the cancellation notice on YouTube.

Full Story
Two Arrested On Drug Charges Following Search Of Pipestone Home

2/4/2016 5:20 PM

Two people face charges following a search of a home in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Full Story
$10-15K Worth Of Shoes Stolen From Store

2/1/2016 11:17 AM

At least six Sioux Falls businesses were targeted in a series of weekend burglaries.

Full Story
Police Find Stabbing Victim Inside Vehicle

2/4/2016 6:43 AM

Just before 2:30 a.m., Sioux Falls Police responded to a possible vehicle crash near County Highway 11 and 57th Street.

Full Story


Events