We all use car parks every day so the chances of picking up a dent or scratch are pretty high, especially as vehicles have become wider over the years while parking spaces generally have not. The best advice is to pay careful attention to where and how you park. Always try to leave a good gap on either side to limit the chances of someone accidentally opening their car door onto your vehicle’s bodywork or scratching it as they walk past. If you are worried the gap is too small take a couple of extra minutes and find a wider space. It also makes sense to park away from trolley parks in supermarket car parks and to park next to smarter looking cars – they tend to have more careful owners.