Even the smallest of dents and dings can cause a vehicle to lose value. Resale or trade-ins drop when vehicles have multiple dents and dings. Any damage that exposes the metal of a car or truck can eventually lead to rust. Here are three examples of how vehicles often end up with dents, and some advice about reducing the risk of damage.
Dents in Doors
Anyone working in an auto body shop will have experience repairing door dents. The damage occurs as people open their doors too wide and hits something near the vehicle or people open their doors into them. Shopping carts are another frequent culprit.
Try to park away from other vehicles and clusters of abandoned shopping carts. Push any nearby carts into the corrals in [...]
If you drive, at some point you’ll probably be involved in a rear-end collision. According to a recent study from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) (1), nearly half of all two-vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year are of the rear-end variety. And, those accidents cause thousands of injuries, hundreds of deaths, and billions of dollars annually in collision-related losses. Sadly, most rear-end motor vehicle accidents are avoidable if drivers would simply use the following safe driving tips.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Whether you’re driving on a city street, highway, rural road, or through a work zone, the first step in preventing a rear-end collision is keeping a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. That will give you enough time to react and brake your vehicle safely if the other driver suddenly stops or swerves.