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Parking Spot Maven
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I bumped into a planter when I was parking in an end spot today with my rear passanger wheel. The concrete was deformed when it was built and I didn't see the deformity when I was pulling in close. It made a 2" scratch on the outside lip of the wheel. :cry:

I do everything I can to avoid a door ding - in this case pulling as close to the planter as possible to leave plenty of space for the guy next to me - and I end up with a botched up wheel. Then I come back only to find a beat up VW Vanagon parked way over the line *right* next to my car (luckily there were no dings). Typical. :mad:

This totally ruined my day today. My car is only 3 weeks old! *sigh* Now I guess I have two choices... replace the wheel or have it repired. Does anyone know of a really good wheel repair shop in OC? Any ideas how much a new rear M68 wheel costs?

Thanks for any help.

--SONET
 

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Re: isn't it ironic

ChrisTO said:
i did something similar once to avoid door dings only to inflict damage on myself. i guess it doesn't pay to avoid door dings it will happen eventually, and you end up with self inflicted damage. the irony...

lucky for me it's only a plastic wheel cover. :)
I went 9 years with my last car with only one small ding (on my birthday of all days), and of course it happened the only time I didn't park in an 'end spot'. Figures! :thumbdwn:

If I ever own a parking lot every spot will be an end spot.

Scott: thanks for the info. Have you seen their work first-hand?

--SONET
 
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