Ugh, door dings! We all hate them. And, when you have a new car, that first one just hurts the most, doesn’t it?

M&G Body Shop can take care of door dings for you – ask about our Paintless Dent Repair! Door dings are practically unavoidable 100 percent of the time, but there a few ideas to help you avoid them as much as you can:

  1. If you see a car seat in a car you’re about to park next to, you may want to find a different spot. Parents need to open doors all the way to be able to get a child into their vehicle and then properly buckled into a child seat.
  2. If you’re about to park next to a vehicle that is a lot taller than yours (an SUV versus your car, for example) the protection moldings are less likely to line up well and you could get a ding.
  3. Try to be a good “parker!” If you park crooked, there’s more of a chance of a door ding.
  4. If you can find a good end parking spot, that keeps at least one side of your car away from another vehicle’s door. Just consider an end spot prime real estate!
  5. If you’re up for it, park farther away than most of the other vehicles in a lot. Most people try to park as close as possible to the store or business, so the farther out you are, the less likely you are to sustain a ding. And, you’ll work in a little exercise, too!