When most of us think about damage to our vehicles, we think about accidents. And while there are some things you can do to drive defensively and stay alert, and there are technologies that can help, there is no way to prevent every single accident. You can, however, prevent most other, non-collision related damage.
Park Away from Other Cars
Parking away from other cars, further away from your destination, is a good trick to avoid the minor dents and scraps that come from other doors in the parking lot. Many car owners are cognizant of their car doors when opening them, but a strong wind could still mean an accidental scratch on your door. Another parking lot risk is rogue shopping carts. Try parking away from the cart corrals, and make sure you’re not directly down slope from one either.
Keep valuables out of sight when you leave your car so that thieves aren’t tempted to break in for them. While this won’t prevent all break-ins, thieves are more likely to try when they can see something they definitely want. Use your console, glove box, or trunk to hide things out of sight.
If you have a garage or a covered parking spot, use it for your car to protect the paint and finish from damage. Keeping that vehicle sheltered from the elements can protect it in all weather. Sun can fade paint, and we often get hail along with our seasonal weather. Storing your car off the street can also help prevent other damage like scratches from people walking by or playing.
Avoid Flood Zones
When there is a flood watch in effect, avoid parking your car in flood zones. When cars sustain flood damage, the long term effects can include mold and mildew in addition to any direct water damage. Similarly, if there is rain in the forecast, make sure that you roll up the windows and close the sun roof before leaving the car.
Clean It Regularly
When dirt, salt spray, and other grim from the roads sits on the paint of your car, they can damage it by causing small scratches and discoloration. You should wash your car often, especially after road trips.
Drop By Liberty Collision Today!
Liberty Collision is here to assist you. As a larger repair and paint shop working within the Randallstown area, our expert technicians are capable of tackling every element of collision repair. We love working with our community and beyond, so drop on by and give us a visit! Our shop is located at 9339 Liberty Rd Randallstown, MD 21132 and we can be contacted by phone at (443) 405-6908 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop by our shop Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. For future updates and news, give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.