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Hail Chasers Eye Houston County

It doesn't take a lot of noise for Eric Chandler to work out a dent in the hood of a car.

He's been smoothing out chinks in cars for the last thirteen years and says not everyone's in it for the good of the customer.

Several auto repair shops in Houston County like Chandler Collision Center say out-of-town dent repair groups began to contact them after Monday's storms.

"For some of them, their idea is to come into town and make as much money as they can, and the second they have a few slow days, they're going to go to the next storm and try to make some quick cash," said Chandler.

The Better Business Bureau says you should be skeptical of repair services that go door-to-door and those that come from out-of-town. The consumer group says business cards without physical addresses should raise a red flag.

The BBB also says not to rush a decision on using a company for your repair work. It advises against allowing people into your home and suggests using local companies that you can contact again if you have problems with the work.

Troy Tarpley with Dent Tricks agrees. He says some businesses that chase hail damage set up tents in large parking lots and don't comply with industry standards.

"There are certain things that they don't adhere to or policies or standards that they don't meet a lot of times," said Tarpley.

He says that can leave you with problems that can lead to worse damage than a dent in the hood of your car.


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