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Ways to avoid car DENTS:

1. Try to park next to car thats well take care of. I like to park next to luxury cars, that does not have a lot of dents (driver cares about his/her car's exterior condition)
2. DO NOT park on a tight parking space
3. Try to park next to an ISLAND, to decrease the chance of gettng dents by HALF (there could only be one car NOW that can park next to you)
4. Sometimes try to park isolated from everyone, especially stores with shopping carts. However, if its WINDY, be careful to where you park, sometimes the carts get blown by the storing winds.
5. DO NOT go to WALMART (LOL). Well, at least, go early in the morning, or when there's not a lot of cars. :yes:
 

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Don't park next to the cart corral! Folks get within 10 feet of it and just give the cart a shove, hoping it will make it into the corral. If it doesn't, your xB is a target. Or they park them next to the corral if it is full, right up next to your xB. Lazy!!
 

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Also, pay attention to loose abandoned carts.
They go downhill. Part uphill, so random carts don't go toward your toaster.
 

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i park as far as i need to, so there aren't any cars on any sides of me.
 

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Another great reason/excuse from me to the wife NOT to go to Walmart.
 

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scion said:
Parking lots are graded so the water runs into the drains, so I try to park at the highest side of the lot and not down by the drain.
Nice! I will consider that next time I park to malls and supermarkets.
 

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xtylerx said:
EPHIOS said:
5. DO NOT go to WALMART (LOL). Well, at least, go early in the morning, or when there's not a lot of cars. :yes:
That should be a general rule no matter what you drive.
Also, try to go ALONE to WALMART, so your wife does not complain about how far away you park from the entrance. :D
 

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"Dad, why do we have to park so far from the store ?"
"Because we can all use the excersize."

And yet, as much as I do this, I STILL have a shopping cart dent in my passenger door.

And eviljack, when you have kids, staying at home doesn't work, either. I have a nice scratch on the corner of the hood from where one of them drug something across it, and another on the driver door where a ball hit it.

 

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How about this as a tip? When going to your local stop and rob quickie mart, park next to a gas pump, like you are going to fill up, even if you don't need gas. In most places, there is no way anyone could ding you or scuff your paint unless they drive into you. The odds that someone (especially kids) will door ding you are much higher in the spots up by the building.
 

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Sure. Just take up the spot that someone will need to actually pump gas. ???
 

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Shancopp said:
Don't park near vehicles like this!!

Or ones like these:




(Apologies to those cursed w/ dial-up.)
 

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TartanJack said:
Shancopp said:
Don't park near vehicles like this!!

Or ones like these:




(Apologies to those cursed w/ dial-up.)
That tells you how much these drivers take care of their cars. :)
 

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ai17828 said:
Sure. Just take up the spot that someone will need to actually pump gas. ???
Sure, they can go find another spot.

I seriously doubt that I am impeding anyone's ability to fuel up their vehicle. There are always other spots available. But feel free to park your car up in the spaces by the building, you'll hear the wisdom in my words eventually, when someone's damn kid dents or scratches your car while he tries to open his car door with a drink in one hand and a bag of chips in the other.
 

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I am anal about parking my B I spent 80 bucks last year getting some ******* marks out of the driver side rear door. I have no patieance for uncaring a holes.
 
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