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Do’s & Don’ts for Taking Care of Your Car's Body March 13, 2019

Covington Central Business District, Covington
Do’s & Don’ts for Taking Care of Your Car's Body, Covington, Kentucky

When it comes to protecting your car’s body, practicing defensive driving so you can avoid accidents isn’t the only action that makes a difference. Many of the most effective ways of avoiding the need for dent repairs stem from surprisingly simple habits. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to follow to help protect your car’s body.


Wash and wax regularly.

Allowing dust and other debris to accumulate on your vehicle may not lead to dents, but it can result in scratches and the gradual deterioration of the car’s paint. Washing every two weeks and waxing every six months will protect your vehicle’s paint from this unsightly damage.

Park with caution.

dent repairMany dent repair incidents occur at low speeds in the parking lot. To reduce your chance of experiencing door dings, try to find open parking spots away from other vehicles. Be especially mindful of other parking lot hazards such as shopping carts, which could also scratch or dent your car.


Drive on unpaved roads.

Whenever possible, you should avoid unpaved roads. Rocks and other debris don’t just pose a risk of denting your car’s body, but they can also puncture tires or even crack your windshield. Staying on paved surfaces will keep your vehicle safe.

Ignore minor scrapes.

A small scrape might not look like a big deal, but if the scratch exposes the metal portion of the car’s body, rust could form quickly. Rust and corrosion can compromise the structural integrity of the affected panel, putting you at a greater risk of injury should you get into an accident.


Whether you’ve experienced significant auto collision damage or need relatively minor dent repairs, you can trust Crone’s Auto Body to help your vehicle look like new again. Serving Kenton County, KY, since 1949, this family-owned auto body shop believes in offering high-quality services at a moderate cost. To learn more about their services, visit them online, or call (859) 356-1800 to schedule an appointment for dent repairs today.

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