Protect your car from hail

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Several hail storms have hit the Charlotte area recently and has many people wondering ways to keep your car from getting damaged.

The simple solution of course, is to park in your garage. But many people don't have a garage so we've got some helpful ideas.

Try putting a moving or other thick blanket over your car. Or try covering the car with cardboard boxes. Both those things will help soften the brunt of any hailstones hitting your car or windshield.

If you're up for spending some money, you can try a collapsible carport. They typically run about $2,500. You can find more information at