If they dinged your car, you take their insurance info and file a claim. No deductible.
Like, people opening their door into your car, in a parking lot. I mean, damage generally below deductible... Trade insurance info? Is there really any point? What can a car lover do to make negligent dousches pay? I just dont know how ill handle it if/when it happens...
this might be coming from a bad place but let cut that N*****s nuts off!
I kind of feel like it's "car karma" to get dinged...it happens and most times by accident and I would think long and hard about filing an insurance claim...What about when you spit up a rock and it cracks the persons windshield behind you? Same thing...part of owning a vehicle.
We are giants, with stars at our fingertips
Or, get their insurance info and make a claim. It's not that difficult...
you guys realize that in EVERY other country these dings are considered part of life.
Its a car, a simple door ding is life. If you dont want them, DONT DRIVE and park like a jack ass taking up two spots, or on the opposite side of the empty lot and walking a mile to the door.
I hate when people park nice cars in tight spots then get all anal that a door was opened into them....get over it.
About a month ago, I drove my wife's X3 to the supermarket. I came out after shopping and there was a [b]huge[/u] ding in the rear driver's door with some red paint smeared on the X3 for good measure. Next to the X3 was a red minivan. I took a bunch of pictures with my phone (including the license plate of the minivan) and got in the car to wait for the minivan's owner to come out.
In about five or ten minutes, an older lady with her crippled son come out and proceed to apologize profusely. It was a very windy day, and when she opened her door, the wind took it and it slammed into the X3, obviously with a lot of force.
I told her I knew of a dentless repair place that could fix it for about $150, she pulled out two $100 bills and handed them to me. I actually gave her change and thanked her for being so cooperative. I drove home, scheduled the paintless dent removal place, and got it fixed a few days later.
The day before we leave we come out to the car with a 4" crease in the drivers side door, no note, no vehicle in sight. Being that NOBODY else parked there I can only think some scummy church van pulled up and a pile of people came out of the car, whamming our door in the process. It was also VERY WINDY that weekend.. but I hope the occupants of that van burn in a special place in hell.
Insurance cut us a check for around $450 (after $250 uninsured motorist deduction) to get the door repaired. We never did, sadly. Sold the vehicle 3 weeks ago... all the dealers were making such a stink over the dent too. Pissed me off every time I saw it.
Look at your signature, now back to mine, now back to yours, now back to mine. Sadly, yours isn’t mine.
A lady ran her shopping car into my Golf and ran a big ole gouge down the side and never broke stride. I was sitting in the car when this happened. After confronting her I pulled out my phone and she pretty let me know she didn't care what happened and that she was walking away. I got her plate, and her insurance refused to do anything about it either. They said it wasn't worth the money, so I rang the police, and the same story. I stopped taking that car to the store after that.
By contrast, about 10 years ago I was waiting in the bank parking lot while a friend was at the ATM. Little old lady parks her Chrysler K car in front of me and enters the bank. While she's in there, a couple come out of the bank arguing and return to their Escalade that was parked next to the old lady. Out of spite/general bitchiness, the wife swings the the Escalade door open as hard as she can. Of course, it puts a big dent in the old lady's car. And they drive off.
I wait for the old lady to get back, who immediately notices the dent. The Escalade had a vanity plate, so it was easy to remember. I gave the info to the lady, as well as mine in case she needed a witness. A few days later the cops came by for a statement. Never heard anything more after that, but sure hope justice was served.
I normally park away for the general population in lots. My gym lot can get crowded however so often someone winds up parking next to me. This was the only time I actually caught someone hitting my car with their door. I'm leaving the gym, he's just arriving. Older guy in a red mid-life crisis mobile hits my silver passenger door and leaves large red mark. He exits vehicle, pretends to not notice and engages me in small talk. I walk around to passenger side and see red mark and proceed to turn a shade of red myself. Lucky for him I had some car care supplies in my trunk. Pulled them out and it buffed right out. So no harm, no foul in the end.