Yup, exactly what I do. I’ve been lucky. My previous two cars had no damage from parking lots. My wife’s car, a nice car too but she doesn’t share this practice, multiple parking lot damage from small door dings to two incidences where there was damage to the body and bumper covers.No amount of PPF and ceramic can defeat a range of behavior ranging from just being inconsiderate to malevolence.
We generally park our “nice” car a long way from others. The benefits include being able to find some place to walk the dog, getting in more steps, absorbing more Vitamin D, increasing Melatonin levels and avoiding PEOPLE around your car.
However, some self defense measures and training may be a good idea depending on the area of town you’re in. Being far from the doors may scare some folks!
Got one - they said a week in the shop and about 1000 to paint it. They I have to get a price for camera re-calibration from Porsche dealer. Have no clue on that number yet.Get an estimate before reaching out your insurance. Repairs like these might be less than your deductible.
Haha! Yup, happens more often than one would guess.On a side note, I usually park well away from anyone at the parking lots but 50% of the time someone is still parked right next to me. I understand people are idiots and need another car for ref. to get their parking right... but why would you park all the way across the lot only to park next to me...
Not sure where in Texas. I’m in the Houston area. People don’t care about other people’s ‘stuff’. For me, with a VA disabled tag, I use handicap spaces when available. Even then, I park over the line to give additional room to anyone parking too close on either side (usually there’s a walkway every other handicap space). If nothing is available, I park way in the back and hobble to my destination.I live in TX, the land of massive lifted pick ups. My strategy is to hide in plain sight; aka I always park right next to these pick up trucks. Been here 10 years and have yet to get a single scratch.
These guys baby their trucks like we baby our cars; sure they do take up more space, but they are always dead center backed into a parking spot and they are VERY careful to avoid dings and dents on their own car (they spend good money on theirs), and thus by extension to those next to them. Of course, you have to make a judgment call; I go for the $20k in accessories, wheel well liners and tires you can eat off of and the truck bed that hasn't seen so much as a bag of marshmallows thrown in the back type.
All things considered, it could have been much worse! Time heals all wounds, and you will eventually forget it and move on provided the repair is acceptable! At least you won the tire lottery based on your pic!!