It’s on the back of your mind whenever you park the car at your local grocery store. With shopping carts littering the parking lot, just a little wind can push a cart in the direction of your vehicle. A car dent from a shopping cart will cause superficial yet noticeable damage. While it’s not always preventable, there are steps you can take to reduce the odds of it happening to your automobile.
How to Prevent Dents from Shopping Carts
One strategy is to park a bit further out or even beyond the premise of the store. Sure, this will mean having to walk a further distance, but hey, it’s good exercise. Most shopping carts these days have an embedded sensor to prevent theft. What this does is that it prevents the cart from being strolled beyond an established perimeter. Wherever this perimeter is, park just outside of it.
A Quick Fix for a Dent
A relatively minor dent may be fixable. It might not be necessary to bring your car to an auto body repair service. One way is to use a plunger. This is no joke; some dents can be popped back in place using a common plumbing tool. Dip the plunger in soapy water and press it against the dent. Continue to press and pull until the dent is popped into position.
The plunger method doesn’t always work. Even if it does, it may still leave a permanent mark or scratched paint. In this case, the blemish will need to be looked at by an auto painting service.
Let Us Restore the Dent
Let BodyWorks Auto Rebuild fix your car dent. Visit our shop tour to check out our full range of services. Car dents from shopping carts are something we deal with all the time; getting it fixed correctly is what we do best.
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Edited by Justin Vorhees