Your car is likely a significant investment, and you want it to stay looking new for as long as possible. Even a minor dent or ding can detract from the appearance of a vehicle, and may lower the value of the car. Here are a few tips for avoiding body damage to your car.
Hailstorms are responsible for more than $1 billion in property and crop damage each year. Thousands of vehicles are damaged each year during these storms. While hailstorms may be unavoidable, there are some things you can do to protect your car.
The best option for preventing hail damage is to park in a garage or beneath a carport or other covered structure whenever hail is a possibility. This is usually the surest way to protect your car.
Another option for those who do not have access to a covered parking area is to invest in a car cover. While a car cover may not provide as much protection as a roof, it can still help to protect the vehicle from hail damage.
In addition to hailstorms, cars are also frequently dented or dinged in parking lots and near recreation areas.
Parking lots are a frequent source of dents, whether because of a runaway shopping cart or a carelessly opened door. Parking away from other vehicles in a lot can provide some protection from dents caused by a car door being opened carelessly, while parking uphill from other shoppers may provide protection from carts.
Recreation areas, whether official athletic fields or just a popular neighborhood yard, also present a risk for dents and dings. Parking well away from areas where ball games are being played can reduce the risk of your car being hit by a stray ball. At home, children can be educated about the importance of not playing ball or riding bicycles near the cars to avoid the risk of playtime damage.
Sometimes no amount of care will protect your car from a dent or ding. When these unavoidable accidents do occur, Impact Paintless Dent Repair is ready to help. We are able to remove most non-collision dents while maintaining your car’s original finish. Contact us to learn more or to request a quote.