The parking lot can be a dangerous place for your vehicle. It’s here where your vehicle is susceptible to bumper damage or dents. While there are many threats to your vehicle in a parking lot, one of the biggest ones includes shopping carts. Whether they are stationary or on the move, shopping carts are responsible for many cases of vehicle damage. If you’re someone who unfortunately damages their vehicle by colliding with a shopping cart, there are steps that you can take to ensure a hassle-free and quick repair process. Here are four things to know about auto damage done by a shopping cart. 

Take Pictures of the Damage

One of the first things that you should do in the aftermath of your vehicle being damaged is to take pictures of the affected area on your car. When you take your photos, make sure that you have proper lighting and that the camera is correctly focused. Do this to ensure that your photos are clear and high-quality. You can use these photos to get a free quote from Bumper Buddies for potential repair costs.

Find Out Who Was Responsible 

In most cases, stores and businesses are generally not found to be responsible for incidents between vehicles and shopping carts. However, there have been some instances where businesses have been found liable for damages caused by shopping carts and have been forced to pay drivers involved in an incident. Out of due diligence, take a step back and assess the situation. Determine who was responsible for the incident and go from there.  

Why You Should Address Minor Issues

Although it may be tempting for some to put off any repairs for minor damage that doesn’t seem serious, this would be a mistake. You must address even smaller vehicle damage issues promptly to avoid them possibly evolving into a more serious problem. Larger vehicle damage issues require more comprehensive solutions that are often expensive. By getting immediate help for your car’s damage, you can avoid all of this and save yourself from paying for costly repairs.

Contact a Mobile Auto Repair Service

If your vehicle has been damaged by a shopping cart, your first call should be to a mobile auto repair service like Bumper Buddies. Bumper Buddies is better than traditional auto shops because of the quickness and reliability of our repairs and the convenience of our services. Why waste valuable time engaging in a lengthy repair process from a traditional auto shop when you can get your damage addressed in just a few hours by our team at Bumper Buddies?

The next time your vehicle suffers bumper damage or a dent, count on Bumper Buddies and our skilled mobile dent repair technicians to help address it for you. Our team has years of experience in the industry and can be trusted to provide a long-lasting and reliable solution for our customers. Our mobile auto repairs are unmatched in quality by anything else available and will restore your vehicle to its original optimal state and look. To learn more about what Bumper Buddies can do for you, give us a call today at (888) 711-5074 or fill out our online form for a free estimate.