Drivers advised to pick parking space carefully



03 October 2012





Parking your car up can be a challenge in itself, but new research has found that many vehicles are being damaged while unguarded.

A study by British Car Auctions (BCA) found that many vehicles are being damaged while parked, but only three per cent of drivers had been left any contact details from the perpetrator.

The BCA noted that the main complaint was dents to car doors which was cited by 64 per cent of motorists, 61 per cent fell foul to paintwork scratches or being ‘keyed’ from passers by.

A further 1.4 per cent were even victims of graffiti, which Alan Partridge can testify is extremely inconvenient while driving around, especially for those looking to sell.

Tim Naylor, editor of the BCA Used Car Market Report, said: “Cars are bound to pick up some damage day-to-day but it is important to get any damage repaired as soon as possible before it deteriorates, particularly if you are thinking of selling your car.”

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