Have you recently discovered a nasty scratch on the shining body of your car? Then you already must be having a bad mood for the day. Who doesn’t know how upsetting and annoying can these scratches be, especially if your car was running perfect otherwise, and it wasn’t even the regular maintenance schedule coming near any way.  Scratches surfacing on the finish doesn’t only make an unsightly appearance, but also exposes the car body to the atmospheric harshness that might be the starting point of rusting. So, a scratch on the car body isn’t really a thing to be ignored for a long time, rather should be addressed as soon as possible. Depending upon how severe the damage is, the scratch will need that much of attention and repair work to be done on its surface. But an expert from a famous auto body repair shop shared some useful tips on how to prevent car paint scratches and repair it, at home, if it isn’t that severe.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Here are some smart tips following which one can prevent his car from the ugly scratches.

Careful Parking

The experts recommend the car users not to park their cars wherever the car can get exposed to rough and sharp edges that can brush against the delicate car body.

They also advise not to pull the car closely next to a vehicle that isn’t parked in a proper line. They further warn the drivers not to park at a place where the pedestrians can walk past too close to your car. They suggest choosing a parking spot that preferably has an empty space around where there is some space to have a walk being away from the adjacent vehicle doors and have lesser probability to be scratched up by shopping carts or unknown passersby.

Careful Driving

Even your driving habits can save your car from undue scratches. For this all you need to do is allowing enough space around your car at the driveway. One needs to avoid any situation that can put your car in too much proximity to other vehicles, any obstructive objects, hanging tree branches bending down or from the overgrown shrubs that can scratch out the car paint.

Regular Maintenance

Maintaining your car body regularly will help the dirt and grime get removed from the car body surface. If you are wondering, how that can be related to body paint scratches, then the answer the experts gave was quite amazing. They explained that dirt and grime are abrasive objects that keep accumulating swirls, nicks and scratches on the beautifully shining finish of the car.

Therefore one needs to be extra careful while washing the car. They preferably suggest hand washing than the automatic car wash, as it is much safer and intelligent. And if you are doing the hand washing, firstly it is required to rinse off the dirt, that has got accumulated on the car body surface. The washing should start from the roof and then come down.

The experts of a popular collision repair shop say, that by following these easy steps will prevent your car from dealing with scratches and save a lot of money for its repair work.