How to Avoid Dents on your Vehicle


Dents happen. It’s almost inevitable. Just like people get scars, cars and trucks get dents.


Ideally, though, you don’t want your car to get dented in the first place, right? Here are some tips to avoid car dents and dings.


First off, if you’re really paranoid about dents, you can do what many people do: park far away from any other car, truck, or shopping cart corral when you go to stores or malls. If your vehicle is nowhere near any other vehicles, there’s less chance it’ll get dented. However, you’ll end up walking long distances, and you never know, someone may park right next to you anyways.


Better yet, be smart about where you park—choose corner spaces and/or spaces where another vehicle is only on one side of yours. When possible, look for parking spaces that provide ample space between your vehicle and others. The more “breathing room” you and your vehicle have, the less stressed you’ll be about dents and dings.


If it’s a particularly windy day, your car or truck door could easily swing open and dent someone else’s door and it’s not your fault—it’s that darn wind. And the reverse is true—their door could blow open quickly and put a gash in yours. On the really windy days, find a parking space away from other vehicles and things with wheels, like wandering, loose shopping carts.


Now this next tip might make you chuckle, but it’s actually pretty right on: park near really expensive cars rather than junky ones. People who own cars and trucks that cost a ton of money are even more worried about dents than you are, so they’re going to be more conscientious about how and where they park. When you park next to a junky car, the owner might not be as cognizant making sure their door avoids yours .


Finally, if you can find a car with “molding strips” or add them to the one you already own, those strips help protect your vehicle from dents.


Of course, of you can’t avoid one of those pesky dents, simply give Impact Paintless Dent Repair a call.  They have a quick, affordable way to get those dents out.  Please click here to learn more about their unique process.



Written by Chad Harley

Chad Harley

Professional hail technician since 1998. Vale National Master Craftsman 2004. Over a decade of experience in collision repair and refinishing prior to paintless dent repair.

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