Quick Tips for Preventing Cosmetic Damage to Your Car

Quick Tips for Preventing Cosmetic Damage to Your Car


Quick Tips for Preventing Cosmetic Damage to Your CarIt's worth taking some simple precautions to reduce the risk of your vehicle suffering dings, dents, and scratches. But if your car does incur any cosmetic damage, you'll want to visit the shop ASAP. By getting the repairs done quickly, you'll prevent rust from becoming an issue. At O.C. Bumper & Body, our local body shop specializes in scratch and dent repair in the greater Irvine, CA area.

Simple Ways to Protect Your Car from Cosmetic Damage

When you're out running errands and looking for a place to park, it's best to skip over spots that would leave you sandwiched between two other vehicles. In such parking spots, there's a risk of someone swinging open their door directly into the side of your vehicle, potentially causing significant scratching/denting. It'll be better if you park more toward the back of the parking lot, where it tends to be less crowded and so there's less risk of such damage.

When washing your car, you'll want to make sure you're using non-abrasive materials. If you use any random rag, it could turn out to be abrasive and cause scratching. Instead, it's better to use microfiber washing mitts because they're designed for this kind of chore and won't scratch the paint. Also, prior to waxing, it's a good idea to closely scan over your vehicle's surface to make sure there isn't any debris that could get pushed around and cause scratches.

It's a good idea to keep a spot-cleaning kit in your car. With such a kit in tow, you'll be able to promptly clean up messes that occur on your vehicle's exterior. Bird droppings, in particular, should be cleaned up ASAP because they're very acidic and can cause corrosion.

Another simple precaution is to be careful about leaning against your car while wearing hard-edged clothing. If you lean against your car while wearing a studded belt or metal-snap shirt and then shift your weight, you could unwittingly scratch the paint.

Auto Body 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 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: April 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ