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4 Bad Habits That Can Put Your Car in Harm’s Way

A car is a major investment that you should protect throughout the course of ownership. You want to keep it as clean, spotless, and dame-free as possible to maintain your vehicle’s value for when you decide to trade it in or sell it. To avoid endangering your vehicle’s appearance, follow these tips below:

Leaving it in Direct Sunlight

If you live in San Diego, then you know how sunny it can get in California. Parking your vehicle in direct sunlight will not only make it unbearably hot in the summer, but it could actually damage your car paint. The harmful UV rays can fade, crack, or peel your vehicle’s paint, requiring you to get professional painting services. Whenever possible, park in a garage, use a car cover or sunshades. 

Parking Outdoors Overnight

If you frequently park your car in your driveway or on the street, it can be exposed to harmful conditions like hail or falling tree branches. If parking in a covered garage isn’t possible, be sure to use a car cover. When parking outdoors, try to park away from large trees.

Squeezing Into Tight Parking Spots

There’s nothing worse than coming back to your parked car to see a large door ding. Situating yourself too close to other cars can increase the risk of someone denting your bumper or scratching your car door. It is best to look for parking spots that don’t have vehicles on either side of your vehicle. Plus, parking away from where most of the traffic is the best way to preserve your vehicle’s exterior.

Reckless Driving

There’s no question that reckless driving will lead you to an accident someday. We always encourage our clients to practice safe and defensive driving to prevent dents, scratches, and other auto body damages.


If your bad driving habits result in a dent, scratch, or worse, look on further than the experts at BumperDoc San Diego. We can restore your car to look good as new. Our customer experiences are guaranteed to be hassle-free. Please give us a call or visit for an estimate today.

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