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Dent Doctor

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Came out of the supermarket last Tuesday and noticed that some inconsiderate pig had left his calling card in my drivers door, To say I was not a happy bunny is an underrated statement, I don't usually swear but I now owe the local swear box a few notes.

Anyway this dent, although not all that big (about 20mm in dia) was really bugging me so hubby suggested we look on the web to see if there was a Dent Doctor in our area, and lo and behold there is one just 4 miles down the road in Enderby. So rang them up this morning and he said bring the car straight over and he will have a look.
Well I was very nervous and tried to talk the other half out of going as I was really concerned that it would only make maters worse.

Still we arrived at just before 11:00-am and by 11:15 the door was a good as new and I swear you would never know there had ever been a dent in the door, this man is now my ultimate hero.

No stripping the door furniture down, only a bent piece of rod shoved down the window opening and a lot of skill.

Cost £40 quid.

The guy is certainly on my Christmas card list

I'm now a very Happy Bunny again.:D :D
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Believe it or not, but any business that supplies parking facilities for patrons have a duty and responsible for ensuring that the area being provided is fit for purpose. Erecting a sign which states that vehicles are left at the owners own risk does not hold any water in a court of law, and the land owners still have responsibility to the users as long as there is evidence to support any complaint.

Now wouldn't it be great if all of us car owners who have had their cars damaged due to having to use parking spaces that were too small to ensure their safe keeping, sent in multiple claims. do you think they would get the message, in reality I think not, but it would at least allow us to let off steam.:mad: :mad:

It is my understanding that English Common Law still prevails in this situation and any damage claim has to prove negligence on the part of the providor to be successful. Unlike the USA, the user also has to accept responsibility for their actions - minor damage in a parking facility is a self-evident risk which is beyond the reasonable control of the providor and the user is deemed to accept responsibility by using the facility. After all; the user has the choice of parking elsewhere albeit possibly at some inconvenience if the facility is not suitable.

IMHO, the best way to get action is to not use the facility or patronise the business whilst encouraging others to do the same - nothing like a loss of profit to encourage corrective action :) .
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