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6 comments on Protecting Your Car Beyond Detailing

  1. David G. says:

    I totally agree with you Rodney when it comes to being selective when parking your vehicle. But what annoys me is when certain drivers go to extreme and take up two parking spots by parking their vehicle at an angle.

  2. Todd says:

    Anybody I’m with when I go to park my car says the same thing why are you so far away from the store I’ve seen way to much we’re people just don’t care my favorite spots are the ones we’re no one can park on the other side of me and always put my mirrors in I even park way out at my job just cause of people not being aware and hitting there door against other cars great article !!!

  3. Ron Ayotte says:

    I’ll drop the wife off at the door and go park whatever vehicle we take, whether it be my 2006 MustangGT, her 2014 Edge SEL or my 2019 Ranger and park it as far from the “up close” parking spaces that she points out in a parking lot. I will park as far as I can in the aforementioned spots that Rodney posted in his article.

  4. Richard Tice says:

    Another parking lot suggestion: if the lot has a grade to it, try to park in the upgrade area. Reason: unattended shopping carts can roll downhill. I once witnessed this phenomenon at work at a local 24-hour grocery store, late in the evening when the parking lot was nearly empty. A very nice condition Mustang, likely owned by a store employee, was parked alone in a distant corner (and unfortunately, the lowest area) of the lot. It was winter and the wind was gusting. One particularly strong and lengthy gust seized an unattended shopping cart that was near to the store, turned it 90 degrees and sent it careening downgrade over 150 feet, headlong into the center of the Mustang’s driver’s side door at about 10 mph. Ouch.

    And wind is not the only culprit that can put shopping carts on the move. I’ve seen drivers use their vehicles’ bumpers to push carts out of the way of parking spaces they want to get to (rather than ‘bothering’ to get out of their vehicles to move the carts). Sometimes, those carts are pushed into nearby parked vehicles.

    In those instances when parking near unattended shopping carts is unavoidable, move the carts!. Return them to the secure location in the lot that most stores provide for that purpose. I’ve been known in some cases to return three or four carts in order to keep them away from my car while I’m in the store.

    Lastly, set an example. Be a good car enthusiast-citizen and return your own cart!

  5. David C. says:

    Once I parked my car the farthest away in a parking lot, ( Home dpot ) and when I came out an old pickup truck was parked right next to me.
    But then I noticed a police car sitting close, watching.

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