Big cities like New York City have parking garage facilities just about every block. This may be looked at as a good thing, since street parking is more difficult to come by. If you drive a car into New York City you are almost forced to park in a parking garage, at a cost of upwards of $40 dollar for the day. We are captive audiences for the parking garages and we pay because we have no choice. In addition to high prices, parking garages also have a reputation for damaging cars - minor fender benders, door dings and scraps/scratches to the bumpers. Bumper guards and bumper protectors can help reduce the risk of unintended damage by blocking impacts and taking the abuse.
A case in point is the wrap around style bumper guards that give your bumper 360degree bumper protection. Without a parking guard your car is at risk. I used to think like most people that giving the attendant a tip of $1 will ensure my cars safety. Boy was I wrong. At the time I was going to school in the City and commuting back and forth. By the time I finished school my car's bumper looked like swiss cheese, a gash here, a scratch there.
Before purchasing a ParkingArmor please consider the following:
Your trunk width must be large enough to accommodate storing the ParkingArmor flat when not in use. Measure the interior width of your trunk space to determine the maximum size ParkingArmor your vehicle can accommodate. (For example, if the interior width of your trunk is 46 inches, do not order the 4.8 Edition, order the slightly smaller 4.2 edition, so it can store flat in your trunk).
The location of the vehicle’s exhaust pipes is very important when selecting the correct size ParkingArmor for your vehicle. Be sure to measure the distance between your rear exhaust pipes to ensure you have enough space between ParkingArmor and your exhaust pipes. ParkingArmor should never come in contact with exhaust pipes. Do not cover or block the vehicle’s exhaust (even after parking the exhaust pipes remain hot and any contact may damage the product or vehicle). (next para) Note: For example, the Porsche Cayenne has exhaust pipes located high in the bumper.
If you plan on parking on the street and your rear license plate is located in your bumper, please contact us (link) for alternative product recommendations. Do not cover or obstruct your rear license plate when parking on the street or you risk receiving a ticket.
IF YOU ARE STILL NOT SURE IF PARKING ARMOR IS RIGHT FOR YOU, PLEASE E-MAIL US AT CUSTOMER SERVICE BEFORE PURCHASING.