Helpful Tips for Avoiding Car Scratches

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Car Scratches


Helpful Tips for Avoiding Car ScratchesIf your car gets scratched, you'll want to get the damage fixed ASAP. If you wait, then you run the risk of rust taking hold. At O.C. Bumper & Body, our technicians are experts at repairing car scratches, as well as any other type of auto body damage. Fortunately, there are some simple measures you can take to reduce the chances of your car getting scratched.

Ways to Prevent Vehicle Scratches

By using proper washing materials, you can greatly reduce the risk of your car getting scratched. You should only wash your vehicle with non-abrasive materials; in particular, synthetic microfiber washing mitts are a great choice and are designed for just this type of task. And before you wax, it's important that you check for any debris on the surface of the vehicle. If debris isn't removed, it could be dragged around as you wax, causing scratches to the paint.

While you're out running errands, you may want to skip over that open parking spot near the store's entrance. This is because such spots are highly coveted and often lead to a car being tightly squeezed between other vehicles, especially when other drivers don't respect the lines. As a result, someone may swing their door into the side of your car, causing scratches. By instead taking a spot toward the back of the lot, it's less likely that your car will suffer such damage.

A common source of car scratches is getting "keyed." Such scratches are done maliciously and tend to be especially bad. By parking in a garage and/or beneath security cameras, it's less likely that a vandal will strike your vehicle.

It's also important that you're cautious about leaning against your vehicle. If you lean against your car while wearing sharp-edged apparel, then you may unwittingly scratch your paint when you shift your weight.

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 nearby body shop, we can flawlessly repair your car's cosmetic damage. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment for any of your auto body needs!


OC Bumper & Body Blog
Posted: October 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ