Common Causes of Car Scratches & Ways to Prevent Them

Common Causes of Car Scratches & Ways to Prevent Them


Common Causes of Car Scratches & Ways to Prevent ThemIt's wildly frustrating when you walk out to your car and see that it has been scratched. But instead of just stewing about it, you'll want to quickly get the damage fixed so that rust doesn't get the opportunity to set in and spread. At O.C. Bumper & Body, our technicians are highly experienced with car scratch repair in the greater Irvine, CA area. By taking some simple precautions, you can reduce the risk of your car getting scratched.

Tips for Avoiding Vehicle Scratches

As you go about your daily driving routine, it's best to avoid parking spots that will leave you tightly sandwiched between two other vehicles. When you park in tight spots, there's a better chance that someone else will carelessly swing open their door directly into your paneling, potentially resulting in serious scratching/denting. If you're able, it's better to find a spot in the back of the lot where it isn't so crowded, which will lessen this risk.

Sometimes, car owners accidentally scratch their vehicles' paint by unwittingly using abrasive washing materials. If you use just any random rag to wash your vehicle, it could scratch your paint. Instead, you should only use microfiber washing mitts, which are great for this kind of chore and won't cause scratching. Also, prior to waxing, you'll want to make sure there isn't any dirt or other debris on your car's surface that could get dragged around and cause scratches. It's also worth noting that sometimes automatic car washes will scratch vehicles' paint if debris on the brushes doesn't fully rinse off between customers. This isn't always an issue, but something worth keeping in mind if you're trying to be extra cautious.

Another cause of vehicle scratches is when somebody maliciously "keys" a car. When a car gets "keyed," the scratch tends to be deep and long, making it potentially more challenging to fix. Your car will be less likely to get vandalized if you park in a garage at home, and in lots that have security cameras/guards while out and about.

Car Scratch Repair in Irvine, CA

When you need auto body repair in Irvine and the surrounding area, contact O.C. Bumper & Body at (949) 288-2323. At our local body shop, we can flawlessly fix your car's cosmetic damage. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your auto body needs!


OC Bumper & Body Blog
Posted: October 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ