Paint scratches can occur for many different reasons and sometimes, they are simply unavoidable. That being said, there are still some common sense measures you can take to reduce the chances of scratches showing up on your vehicle.
Keep a Good Distance Behind Other Vehicles
If you’ve ever been sitting close behind another car or truck on the road and heard those little ‘tinking’ noises, this is usually caused by tiny stones, pebbles and bits of dirt thatflick up onto your car causing scratches, dints and even major damage such as a cracked windshield (depending on the size of the stones). Keeping a good distance behind other vehicles is important, not only to avoid damage to your car but also for the safety of yourself and other road users.
Don’t Park Close to Other Cars
Car park scratches are some of the most frustrating, especially when the culprit fails to leave a note! The best thing you can do is always park with enough distance between your vehicle and others, or if you’re really concerned, park in a more isolated area of the car park where there aren’t as many cars.
Wax Your Car
Waxing not only keeps your car looking shiny and new, it’s also one of the best ways to protect your it from scratches. Car wax reduces the friction between debris and your car, meaning anything that comes in contact with your paint is more likely to slide off, rather than scratch.
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