21 Aug 2014

Avoiding Dents in the City

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London is a busy city, the traffic is dense and the driving is sometimes, well… erratic. This is not good news for the car owners of the capital who take pride in their appearance of their vehicle and strive to keep that paint job blemish free.

Thankfully, we’re an observant bunch at SmartWay and we’ve vigilantly kept watch on the roads of London, staying alert for dent-inducing driving so we could bring you this handy guide to avoiding dents when you’re driving in the big smoke.

Don’t get too close…

We know you’re not exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to parking spaces in London, but if you want to keep your bodywork dent free you can afford to be picky. Don’t park too close to other cars; a carelessly opened door or some lead-footed reversing from the car in front of you could be all it takes to leave a nasty dent in your pride and joy. Let’s hope they leave their insurance details along with the dent.

Try to park next to smart cars…

When we say smart cars, we mean tidy looking cars, not the miniature automobiles weaving in and out of traffic. If you park next to a heap covered in dings, rust and scratches it’s quite likely the owner doesn’t care too much about their car. It’s also quite likely they won’t care too much about your car either as they pull out and add another bump to their expanding collection.

Tidy your garage…

It’s not just the city streets where the risk of an unforeseen dent is high; you’re not safe at home either! That is unless you keep your garage tidy, in which case your chance of a bump on home turf is significantly reduced. However, a garage filled with clutter is a scratch on that perfectly manicured paintwork or a dent right on the bumper waiting to happen. If you’re watching out for a protruding rake and precariously placed pots of paint next time you’re reversing into the garage, then it’s probably time to think about a clear out.

SmartWay specialise in car dent repairs in Wimbledon, South London and beyond, so if your vehicle has suffered a bump and could do with some TLC restoring it to its former glory, then do not hesitate to contact us or give us a call on 07732 542500.

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