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How to Protect Your Car from Dings and Dents

Posted on 26 July 2019 by (0)

Dings and dents are almost impossible to avoid as long as you own a car. Your car can get a ding at work, at school, while driving, or when parked outside a grocery store. Basically, there is not much you can do to prevent dings and dents completely. This is particularly true when you live in an area where hail storms are prevalent. Here are some of the things you can do to protect your car from dings and dents.

Keep Distance at the Parking Lot

Maybe you consider walking a long distance to your car inconvenient. For this reason, you may want to park close to other cars. However, parking away from the other vehicles prevents your car from getting dings and dents from other vehicles. It also prevents auto body damage by stray shopping carts from the stores.

Open Your Car Doors Slowly

May be you are in a rush. However, open the doors to your car slowly with a keen attention on what is around you. There could be a pole, another car, a curb, a gas pump, a wall, or railing. You prevent the unfortunate dents that happen due to haste when you open car doors slowly.

Educate Your Loved Ones

Your kids may not pay attention to the need to prevent car dings and dents the way you do. Therefore, they may not know the proximity of your car to the baseball playing field. They might also not be concerned about preventing dents when riding bikes. It’s therefore important that you educate them and show them the need to maintain a respectful distance from your car.

Prevent Hail Damage

Hail can damage the roof, hood, windshield, and trunk of your car. The damage that hail can cause will largely depend on its size. To prevent dings and dents caused by hail, use a covered parking. You can also use a quality car cover if you don’t have a covered parking.

In addition to these measures, invest in comprehensive car insurance. This provides coverage for dings and dents whether caused by hailstorm or trees.