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The Damaging Facts About Parking your Car

Car door dents accounts for 64%

New figures from the UK suggest only 3% of motorists whose vehicles were damaged while parked were left contact details from the other party, shocked?

 Perhaps not surprisingly, car door dents were the most common damage to parked cars with nearly two-thirds of motorists reporting this type of damage.   Paintwork scratches or key lines accounted for 61% of damage, while 32% of motorists surveyed by vehicle auction specialist, British Car Auctions (BCA), returned to their vehicle to find wing mirror damage.   

Damage on unattended vehicles:

  • Car door dents – 64%
  • Paintwork scratches or key damage – 61%
  • Wing mirror damage – 32%
  • Deflated tyres – 3.6%
  • Graffiti – 1.4%

Have you ever returned to your car to find damage or have you ever caused damage to another car? Leave a comment and let us know.

2nd October, 2012

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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