As more and more people are getting out on the road this summer, there seems to be an increase in vehicle dents from parking lots and other areas where there’s a lot of people. When you’re out and about, it is important to be aware of dangers that can harm your car and that can cause issues that would require professional work to be done. In this article, we’ll look at way to keep your car out of harm’s way.
It’s OK to walk a little
We’ve all done this. We pull up to a shopping center and try to find the closest spot to the store we’re going to. The problem with doing things this way is that all other shoppers in a rush are looking to park as close as possible and this increases the chances of being bumped into. Instead, go ahead a park a little farther such that getting in and out would be a breeze and you’re not likely to not get a dent.
Give enough room for other vehicles
Take a few more seconds to make sure you’re not too close to the line, such that if the guy next door tries to open their door, they’ll likely hit your side just for them to get into their vehicle. Laving enough room on both sides of your lot allows other drivers to get into and out of their cars without touching yours.
Avoid vehicles with car seats
If you have kids you know the hassle of getting into and out of a car on the parking lot. You need all the space you can get. Sometimes kids would open the door without considering the cars next to theirs. If you see a car with a car seat, you should avoid parking next to it or give more room.
Pull out with care
Lastly, make sure you pull out of the parking lot slowly, making sure to turn in the right direction so a not to bump on the other car pulling out as well. This is another reason to park a little further away so that you don’t have other cars to worry about when pulling out.
In the event you get a dent
Even after being careful, you may find yourself with a dent that you don’t deserve. These things happen. Fortunately, here at Davis Paint & Collision Auto Center we have invested on a new technology called Paintless Dent Repair where we can fix dents easily without needing to paint your car again. If need be, we can help you navigate insurance claims and paperwork. You can give us a call to schedule an appointment. For the Oklahoma City location, call 405.733.9797, South Oklahoma City location: 405.691.1820, and Midwest City location: 405.732.0762.