Car Scratches

We all love our cars and that is the reason why it pains us to see just a tiny scratch on them, not to talk of seeing a larger or longer one. In fact, a larger scratch is enough to get our day ruined. And if you do not treat the tiny scratch, it can grow to become something more serious than just being just a blemish.

So, the question now is: how can you prevent car scratches? We have heard so many murmurs about scratch-free paint. This kind of car paint (scratch-free) is not yet a viable solution, although it is still a work in progress. But, we have good news for you. The risk of car scratches can be reduced or prevented when you focus on the following:

  • Driving and parking your car
  • How you bath your vehicle
  • The way you treat it

Strategies that can help to prevent car scratches

Here are some strategies that you can take to prevent your car from scratches:

Driving and parking your car

When you are in congested and busy areas, you should be hyper-alert and drive cautiously. Do not enter tight corners where your car could be nicked by vegetation or an object.

You may be surprised to know that you can still minimize or avoid car scratches when doing your exercise. Learn to park your vehicle in remote and quieter sections farther from the entrance of the parking lot building. Find a space where there is no car by your side. If it is not possible, then always avoid parking close to cars that have visible dings and scratches on the body.

There are many things that you can do if you want to lessen the likeliness of having scratches on your new or old car.

The way you treat the vehicle

Handle your vehicle with respect. Do not allow anybody to sit on or climb your vehicle as it can result in a scratch on your paint. Also avoid placing items on the roof of your car, even if it is for a few minutes because it also leads to scratches.

How you bath/wash your vehicle

You can prevent scratches if you know how to wash your vehicle by yourself as an automatic wash has more probability of leaving scratches on your car. But, if you do not know how to wash a car, then it would be easier to scratch it accidentally. To avoid this, just ensure that you make use of a soft towel (microfiber) to wash your vehicle, instead of a sponge.

Another thing that can cause scratches on your car is when your soap bucket is contaminated with grime. Always rinse your towel off and scrub it with elbow grease if you are using just one bucket. If not, you will be rubbing grime back into the paint of your car. If two buckets are available next time, then it is advisable to use them.

Do not clean grime with a dry cloth or paper towel, as it can result in a scratch by creating friction. And if you start washing from under the car up, you would be transferring the dirt from down to up. So, start washing from the top of your car to the bottom.

Pending on when scratch-free car paints would be available, always take scratches on your car seriously. If you do not treat them, they could escalate to become worse. So, whenever you notice dents or scratches on the paint of your vehicle, ensure that you take it for a car scratch repair. You can bring your car to our Brooklyn auto body shop and we will restore the beauty of your vehicle.

Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!

Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn’s Body Shop Experts

Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company.

Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork.

We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval.

As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts.

Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly.

Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!