- Excessive damage to alloy wheels
- Damaged front bumpers
- Chipped and cracked glass
- Dents in car doors
- Scratched boot lids
He adds that because this damage is not critical, it often gets ignored by car owners, even though it affects both the resale value and safety. And even negligible problems can grow into much more expensive ones if left unrepaired – windscreen damage being the prime example.
It is equally important for vehicles on contract hire, because companies incur penalties at the end of the lease if the cars and vans have unacceptable levels of wear and tear damage. Repair bills for even these supposedly trivial damages can be somewhere in the region of £200 per car.