How to Avoid Car Dents During Summer

There are few times of year that your car gets more use than during the summer. From going on road trips to taking the kids to the beach, summer adventures come with the potential for lots of fun, but also the potential for vehicle damage. In order to avoid needing dent repair come autumn, watch out for these common causes of car dents during the summer season.

Be Wary of Kids at Play

Everyone has fond memories of playing baseball, soccer, or basketball in the street with their friends during summer vacation. What you may not remember so clearly is how often that sports equipment ended up banging against a car door or hood. If possible, try to park in your garage during the summer in order to avoid dents and dings caused by stray baseballs. Clearing your driveway of vehicles will give your kids more room to play while also offering peace of mind that your vehicle won’t be damaged.

Declutter Your Garage

If you don’t have the space to park in your garage, summer is a great time to declutter. Clearing boxes and other unused items out of your garage will not only allow you to park your vehicle away from kids playing, but it’ll also help minimize the risk of anything falling onto your car and damaging it while it’s parked in the garage. Many times, we see clients who had a storage box or cleaning supplies fall off a shelf and right onto their car. Taking the time to declutter and organize your garage will help keep your vehicle in its best condition and avoid the need for dent repair. 

 

Be Mindful When Parking

It’s easy to control the parking situation in your own home, but how do you avoid damage on the go? The best and easiest tip is to park far away from other cars in parking lots. Instead of parking in the closest spot possible, directly in between two vehicles, park further from the store if possible and walk. Leaving multiple spaces between you and the next car will minimize your risk of bumper dents and door dings. 

If you find yourself in need of dent repair this summer, there’s no need to stress. Bumper Buddies makes the mobile dent repair process easier than ever with a hassle-free process that comes to you to repair all damage. Whether you’re at work or home, we’ll travel to your location and repair your vehicle in just a matter of hours. To receive a free estimate for Bumper Buddies mobile dent repair, give us a call today at (888) 711-5074 or text us at (949) 899-1055.