Common Causes of Dents on Your Car

It may be tempting for you to ignore the small chips in the paint, imperfections on your car’s body since they may take time to repair. Unfortunately, the chances that an enthusiastic car buyer will think the same are incredibly slim. 

When you put up your car for a resale, the appraisers calculating the value of your car will either give it:

  • Excellent,
  • Good,
  • Fair, or
  • Poor

A scratch you’ve ignored car can bring down your car’s rating from a solid to an abysmal poor. Here are the top 5 causes of the dents on your car so you can avoid them. 

Shopping Trolleys

We all hate them!

Well, at least when they’re strolling wildly in the parking lot as we try to drive past them. The parking lots of supermarket stores are often a playground for these wild shopping carts which often collide into cars and cause annoying dents. These cause more dents than any other thing you can find. That is why whenever you’re parking your car in the parking lot of a shopping mall, ensure you park away from other cars. 

Other Car Doors

Another reason why you should park away from other cars because the second thing that causes the most dents are the doors of other automobiles. Whether it may be intentional or unintentional, people can often open the doors of their cars recklessly which can cause dents on your car’s doors. To ensure you stay safe from this damage, park in an empty space. 

Tree Debris

At any time, a brand can fall on to your car which can cause extensive damage or a scrape depending on where you’ve parked your car. If the damage is extensive, you may have to visit dent repair specialist like Appearance 1st Automotive immediately. While parking under a tree can save you from the scorching sun, it can also leave you vulnerable to falling branches and acorns. Try to park in an open space, even if it’s under the sun.

Stray Objects On the Road

Some objects on the road can be unavoidable because they can appear almost instantly. Imagine you’re driving your car and a small rock suddenly hits your car’s door which leaves a dent. In other cases, a vehicle passing by might kick up dirt or rock or debris from a truck may fall into your path which may cause further damage to your car’s body. 

Hail Storms

Heavy hail storms can cause heavy damage to your automobile no matter how tough it is. In some cases, it can be impossible to avoid one. When you decide to power through it, your ends up with a lot of damages, and one of them are dents and dings.

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While dents and dings never take an off day, you’ll be happy to know that paintless dent repair can get rid of all of these dents for an affordable price and in almost no time! To get your car repaired with a PDR, call Appearance 1st Automotive on 904 664 9088.

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