Dents and dings are part of every vehicle owner’s life. No matter how careful you are, you cannot always avoid those stray shopping carts, hail, distracted drivers, fender benders, and other hazards to your car’s paint job. While this type of minor damage does not affect how your rig rides, it is important to address dents, dings, scratches, and scrapes as soon as you can.
Winter is rough on vehicles, there’s no two ways about it. Cold weather can impact everything from your battery to your tires and affect not only performance but safety. Since not driving isn’t really a viable option, what can you do to minimize the wear and tear that the weather can inflict on your car, truck, or SUV?
The average driver will be involved in about four accidents within their lifetimes. This is a startling statistic - and all the more reason to use caution on the roads. Of the millions of accidents that occur annually in the US, most involve property damage only: while you never consider yourself “lucky,” to have been in a car crash, when the only damage is to your vehicle, you are indeed fortunate. What you do after a car accident is critical in terms of insurance and legal matters - as well as in protecting your physical health and safety.