The 5 Best Ways To Stop Your Car From Scraping
Pulling into your driveway should be a no-brainer, but for some, it can be a nerve-wracking experience if your car scrapes against the ground. The scraping sound and potential damage can be frustrating and costly. Fortunately, there are easy and cost-effective ways to prevent this problem and protect your vehicle.
In this article, we will discuss five easy methods that can help you avoid scraping your car. Less scraping means you’ll be preventing damage to your vehicle as well as the surface of your driveway.
1. Approach The Driveway At An Angle, Reduce Speed
One of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent scraping is to approach your driveway at an angle and reduce your speed. By approaching the driveway diagonally rather than head-on, it allows the car’s wheels to gradually transition from the flat road to the inclined driveway, reducing the chances of scraping the bottom of your car. Additionally, reducing your speed provides more control over the vehicle, preventing sudden jolts or impacts that might cause scraping.
2. Adjust Tire Pressure
Tire pressure plays a crucial role in preventing scraping when entering a driveway. Properly inflated tires can provide a bit more cushion and flexibility, which can help absorb the impact and reduce scraping. Consult your car’s manual to find the recommended tire pressure and ensure your tires are adequately inflated. Overinflated tires can make the ride harsh, so striking the right balance is key.
3. Lift, Repair, Upgrade, Or Adjust Your Suspension
The suspension system of your car plays a significant role in determining the ground clearance and how your car handles uneven surfaces. If you frequently experience scraping, it might be worth considering adjusting, upgrading, or repairing your suspension. A higher ground clearance can prevent your car from bottoming out on driveways or speed bumps, providing a smoother entry and exit.
4. Add Aftermarket Scrape Protection To Your Car
For added protection and peace of mind, you might consider installing an aftermarket bumper scrape-guard. This type of accessory provides an extra layer of defense against scraping by extending and protecting the front bumper. However, it’s a temporary solution as the scrape-guard eventually wears out and needs to be replaced.
5. Install a BRIDJIT Curb Ramp
Installing a BRIDJIT curb ramp is a proactive solution to prevent scraping when entering or exiting your driveway. The BRIDJIT Curb Ramp is an expandable 3-piece system that can reduce the jarring effect of driving over a residential rolled curb by up to 80%. Most people who add the BRIDJIT ramps to their driveway report a big improvement in comfort and reduced wear and tear on their vehicles.
BRIDJIT ramps not only help protect your car, truck, or other vehicle but can also help protect your driveway. They are an inexpensive, easy-to-install solution that can save you thousands of dollars in preventable damage. They are available in a traditional full-driveway style or in a portable style for easy transport.
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