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Protect your car against hail damage

As glorious as our South African summers might be they bring with them the threat of thunderstorms and hail damage to your much-loved car and home. Find out how you can protect your car from the horror of hail damage this summer.

Plan ahead
Try to stay off the roads and park your vehicle under cover if thunderstorms and hail are forecast. To stay one step ahead of the storms follow the South African Weather Service on Twitter @SAWeatherServic.

Caught in a hailstorm?   
If you are caught in a hailstorm while driving try and find shelter at a petrol station or undercover parking garage. If you cannot find shelter try and pull over in a safe area as hail causes more damage to a moving vehicle.

Safety tips:
Do not seek shelter under trees  - the storm might damage a tree and branches could fall on your car!

Ideas for emergency protection
Buy cheap blankets and store them in the boot of your car. If you are caught unawares and your car is parked out in the open during a hailstorm you can cover the roof, bonnet and rear of your car with the blankets. In a pinch you can also use your car's floor mats to try and protect as much of your car as possible.

Safety tip:
Remember that your safety comes first. Do not venture out to try and cover your car if you think you might be putting yourself at risk. An estimated 24 000 people are killed by lightning strikes around the world every year!

Get covered
Because sometimes the worst does happen you need to protect against the risk of hail damage and ensure that your car's insurance policy includes hail cover.


Comprehensive Car Insurance from 1st for Women

Get the protection you need against summer hail storms with Comprehensive Car Insurance from 1st for Women.  Contact us now to find out more on 0860 21 21 43.


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