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The Key to Protecting Your Car from Damage Is Respect – Custom Car Decals Can Help

by Leanne Arnold on January 03, 2014  in Category_Custom Rear Window GraphicsCategory_Vehicle Graphics

Most people add custom car decals to their vehicles because they look great, and the driver wants to add some character to his or her car. But in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, custom car decals also offer the benefit of providing your car with some added protection through the respect that they will earn from other drivers and passengers.

Respect Protects Cars

How you treat your car says a lot about how much you care about it. Some people just view their car as a mode of transportation from one place to another and don’t take any special care of it. Others appreciate their cars as a space that they spend time in every day, and want to keep that space comfortable and safe at all times. When a passenger enters a car that is dinged up and ordinary on the outside and messy and unkempt on the inside, they will immediately get the impression that the driver doesn’t care much about their car. As a result, they are more likely to leave trash behind or take less care to wipe their feet before entering. If the driver doesn’t respect their own car, why should the passenger go out of his or her way to do so?

A custom car decal points out right from the get-go that you care about your car. You respect it enough to turn it into a statement, whether that statement is in support of a worthy cause or favorite team or simply a fashion accessory with a really cool design. People who don’t respect their car don’t take the time to decorate it in decals, like the ones found at

This protection doesn’t just extend to the interior of your car with passengers, but to the exterior of your car with other drivers as well. Whether the decision is made consciously or subconsciously, other drivers are more likely to avoid tailgating a nice car or a car with a custom decal on it out of fear of damaging the car in front of them. The same is also true in crowded places like parking lots. When your car is noticed by other drivers thanks to its fantastic decal, people that park near your car are more likely to take care not to ding your car with their door when getting out of the car. A car with a rusted paint job or no discernible qualities is less likely to get the same courtesy from someone who is on the go.

Other Tricks For Protecting Your Car

In addition to adding a custom decal that represents you and your interests to your vehicle, there are a few other easy steps that you can follow to protect your car from damage.

Keep the interior of your car neat and clean – For the logic mentioned above, a clean car will promote other passengers taking the steps to keep your car clean by tidying up after themselves and treating your car with respect.

Add seat covers and floor mats – Car covers, floor mats and other car accessories like those found at can give the interior of your car some added protection. These accessories are often easier to clean as well, as they can be removed and cleaned as separate pieces. Even just keeping your floor mats clean goes a long way in protecting your car.

Don’t keep your valuables in sight – Many car break-ins are the result of valuables such as purses or wallets being left in plain sight right on the car seat. Always remember to put your valuables away, or at least tuck them under the seat so that they aren’t visible from outside the car.

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