Chances are your vehicle is a significant investment, so of course you’re going to want to take good care of it and avoid having to get dent repair work done! Even a minor dent or ding can lessen the apperance of a vehicle, and possibly even lower the value as well. Obviously, the only way you can avoid dent repair work is to avoid dent damage to your vehicle. There are a few different things you can do in order to protect your vehicle from dent damage, and we are going to let you know about them in this article.

Avoid Hail Damage 

Did you know that hail storms are responsible for more than $1 billion in property and crop damage each year? Here on the Western Slope, we typically don’t experience intense hail storms and are lucky to aviod dent damage from these types of storms. Although there are times that we get hail storms and dent damage is a possibility. There are areas that experience hail often, and thousands of vehicles experience dent damage during hail storms. If you travel to areas where hail stroms are common there are some things you can do in order to prevent having to pay for dent repair. The best option is to park in a garage, under a carport, or under some other covered structure. This is typically the surest way to avoid having to have dent repair done. If you don’t have access to a garage or covered structure another option is to invest in a car cover. Car covers may not provide the degree of protection that a garage or carport would, but it can still help prevent dent damage from hail.

Aviod Parking Lot Dents

Parking lots are a very frequent source for dent damage. Your vehicle can get a dent or ding from a runaway shopping cart or another vehicle. There are a couple of things that can cause dent damage in a parking lot, but there are also things you can do in order to try to avoid needing dent repair. Shoppers do not always put away shopping carts properly, and there is a chance that a cart can be moved by the wind and end up hitting your vehicle. Another thing that is common in parking lots is carelessly opened car doors. You can help avoid needing dent repair by parking away from other vehicles so that your vehicle is not damaged by a carelessly opened door, and in an attempt to avoid dent damage from shopping carts you can park uphill and away from loose carts.

Avoid Dents In Recreation Areas

Recreation areas can present a risk for dent damage, whether it’s an official athletic field, a local park, or even a popular neighborhood yard. Although baseballs may be the most common cause in damage to vehicles, basketballs, golf balls, soccer balls, and others can also be culprits.  In order to reduce the risk of dent damage, you should park well away from areas where ball games are being played. While you may not have the option to park away from ball games being played at home, children can be educated about the importance of not playing ball near vehicles in order to avoid the risk of dent damage.

Sometimes no amount of caution or care will protect your vehicle from a dent or ding. When unavoidable accidents do occur, Paintless Dent Repair is always a great option. Paintless Dent Repair is typically faster and less expensive than other methods. It will also keep your factory finish intact! If the paint isn’t broken, we are typically able to remove most dents while maintaining your car’s original finish. Contact us today to learn more or request a free quote!