Beware of Parking Lot Wheel Stops!


You know those crazy concrete blocks placed in parking spots to prevent vehicles from parking on sidewalks, medians or other restricted areas? Well, beware! They can cause major damage to your car!

You don’t have to be one of those drivers who pull out and run over the concrete block and get the car stuck to damage your car. If you simply use the wheel block as a guide as to how far to pull up in a parking place, you can pay a big price on repairs. I know…I learned the hard way.

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When I detected a loud clicking noise coming from the right front of my car I took it in anticipating a problem with the tire so you can imagine my surprise when I was told there was over $1000 in damage to the undercarriage and bumper of my car most likely from a concrete wheel stop. The body shop employee said many newer model cars scrape these parking blocks causing expensive damage.

In some cases metal rods protrude from the concrete wheel stops and can easily damage the plastic protective undercarriage of the car. With the amount of damage to my car, that’s most likely what happened.

If you see my car in a parking lot, you’ll notice it’s not pulled up to the front of the space. I can’t afford any more car damage. Who needs a back up camera? I need a front end camera for parking!

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Take care of your car and beware of the parking lot wheel stops!

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By the way, these concrete stops also cause injuries, especially broken wrists, to people who trip over them so watch your step as well.

And look what I found! Curb feelers! These can be purchased on Amazon for less than $10.

2 thoughts on “Beware of Parking Lot Wheel Stops!

  1. I used to always scrape those with my two previous cars because the front end was so long. I’m trying not to pull as far forward now that my car is smaller. This provides an added incentive!

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