The hail storm Friday, August 18, wreaked havoc in the Milbank area. According to Justin Mathiason of Al’s Body Shop, they have a list of over 200 people with damaged cars.
“We have been overwhelmed with customers coming in for estimates,” he said. “We have been working with almost all insurance companies to make it work as smooth as we can for all.” Mathiason stated hail estimates take time. “We appreciate your patience. Our goal is to do a proper repair in a timely fashion.” Mathiason added that Al’s is working with Jerry’s Dent Repair Inc., of Aberdeen for paintless dent repairs. “He’s been in business for 20 years with thousands of cars repaired,” Justin said. “We have partnered with Jerry for many years and will continue to do so after these cars are all repaired. We stand behind all our repairs as well as Jerry’s.”
Mathiason offers these tips to expedite your repair:
A clean car helps a ton!
Start a claim with your insurance company.
If you see 10 dents outside, there are probably actually 20 dents.
Tell us if you plan to repair your vehicle or not. This helps us plan our schedule. You won’t offend us.
Tell your insurance company if you plan to repair your vehicle or not. That way, they can give you your best options.
We thank you for using Al’s for your repairs, but even if you choose a competitor, we still appreciate when you do business with a local company.
Al’s Body Shop has been in business since 1979. Their technicians have over 150 years of experience. “We are your local guys and will be here after the storm. We are not a fly-by-night looking for a quick buck. We appreciate all our loyal customers.”
Al’s Body Shop is located at 202 North Dakota Street – just north of the railroad tracks on Highway 15. Or call Justin at 605-432-6032.