If you are the victim of a car keying crime, it is unwise to use your insurance policy to fix the repair. It will cost you more in the long run due to increases in premiums and excesses.
As annoying as it is, you should bite the bullet and pay for the repair yourself. A mobile repair specialist is fast, reliable and high quality and will save you more money and time than using a repair centre.
One of the worst things that can happen to your car is it gets scratched. It’s bad enough when you do it yourself by accident because you have driven too close to some overhanging bushes.
But the feeling we get is gut-wrenching when somebody else scratches your car, especially when they do it deliberately.
Car keying is here to stay until car manufacturers come up with a way to paint their cars with scratch-proof paint.
According to a recent survey, 57% of Britons have admitted to scratching the car of somebody they know, and that’s just the number of people that have accepted it. The survey also found that 70% admitted to scratching the car of somebody they don’t know, and 16% admitted scratching a car merely because they didn’t like the look of the person driving it.
Other reasons for keying cars were “the driver was a show off”, “the driver cut me up on the road or annoyed me some other way”, and outright envy and jealousy.
So what can you do to prevent this from happening to your precious vehicle?
Sadly, there is no guaranteed way to stop this, but you can take precautions. It would be best if you always tried to park in a sensible area. However, the survey results showed that teenagers were not the only culprits.
Avoiding parking where gangs of youths hang out is always wise, including outside schools and colleges. You should always try to park in a well-lit area of a street or road, and you should always try to park near other vehicles, don’t leave your car in an isolated location.
Mobile Car Body Repairs
But even if you take these precautions, you can still get your car keyed. It happens to us all at one time or another. If this happens, you can take your car to a professional car body repair specialist or, better still, have a mobile car body repair specialist come to you to repair the damage. Mobile car body repair specialists are often 50% cheaper than repair centres.
Car Cosmetics specialists can fix and repair any aesthetic damage to your vehicle which is undetectable to the human eye.
You would never even know any damage; your car will once more look like it has just come from the manufacturer’s showroom.
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