There’s nothing more frustrating than returning to your parked vehicle only to see that it has picked up a dent while you were away. At times it seems that no matter what you do, you just can’t avoid your vehicle suffering damage. While it may feel like this, there are steps that you can take to decrease the chances of anything happening to your parked vehicle. Here’s how to defend your parked vehicle from getting dented.

Watch Your Parking

Many dings and dents can be avoided by being cognizant of where you park your vehicle. If you’re in a parking lot, it’s best to park your vehicle in less crowded areas and away from other cars. Having fewer people and cars around your vehicle will reduce the likelihood of an incident occurring to your vehicle. If possible, it’s also recommended that you park your vehicle next to a curb when you are in a parking lot. Loose shopping carts are a danger and being close to a curb can help protect your car.

Cover Your Vehicle

Those who live in areas with inclement weather will want to ensure that their vehicle has sufficient cover to protect it from any weather damage. Harsh weather can cause dust and small stones to fly around, leading to dents and related vehicle damage. Whenever possible, park your vehicle in shaded areas or garages. They will help shield your vehicle from dangerous objects spurred by the weather. If neither is accessible to you, purchase a car cover that can serve the same purpose.  

Be Wary of Playing Children

If you’re a parent, you like seeing your kids and their friends enjoy themselves playing outside. However, there are times when kids can get a bit careless and play too recklessly. When this happens, sports equipment can often be found smacking against a car door or hood and causing a dent. Parents will want to remind their children to be careful when playing and park their vehicles away from areas that kids tend to play in. Doing both will keep your vehicle safe from any harm.   

If your vehicle does happen to suffer a dent, you’ll need to address it immediately to avoid it worsening into something more serious and costly. Get in touch with Bumper Buddies, where we will come to you and provide a long-lasting and excellent solution for any bumper or dent issue that your vehicle is suffering from. Our mobile auto repairs are of world-class quality and will restore your vehicle to its original optimal state. 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.