Damage claims spike after hail storm

Car after car lined up at the parking lot of Collision Specialists in McAllen.

All had the same problem, hail.

We've had to write up, I would say in the thousands| over a thousand claims,owner Joe Cantu said.

The seemingly, never-ending flow of damage also means business for Cantu.

As of this morning several of them are already reporting 800 or so claims coming in just overnight,he added.

Friday night's hail storm, though not as severe as two weeks ago, is expected to bring in even more claims.

We had several vehicles that, upon delivery, that got damaged,

More customers are reporting damage like shattered windshields and pelted hoods.

Cantu offered advice for damage-laden drivers.

Take your time, pick a shop that you're comfortable with just be patient with them" he concluded.

Cantu said repairs for hail damage are not cheap, on average, they will cost nearly $7,000.