What type of car door protector is best for SUVs?
If you’re thinking of investing in a car door protector for your SUV, you should consider a few crucial factors. Especially as SUVs have a bigger and higher build, you’ll want to evaluate the product that will give you maximum protection.
Most car door protectors, especially for an SUV, will not have the necessary protection coverage. Many door dent protectors on the market are simply not long and wide enough to adequately protect your SUV. Adding to this problem, adjoining parked cars have multiple door designs with protruding shapes, and many parking spaces are angled which result in more of a variety of exposed areas on your vehicle each time you park.
We recommend a car door protector 10” wide by 80” long for optimal, practical coverage for an SUV body style.
In terms of durability, you should be looking for two elements: impact resistance and firm grip for your vehicle.
For ultimate impact resistance, you want a durable protector for your SUV that is strong enough to embrace a blunt force. Some products on the market are made out of cheap plastic, which won’t always hold up against impact. This is why we recommend products made with EVA foam.
You’ll also want to make sure that your car door protector won’t fall off when you walk away. We recommend magnetic car door protection panels with rubber coating on the back, or ‘heavy-duty suction cup’ panels for non-metal cars (aluminum or carbon-fiber body).
You’ll also want to make sure that you buy something you’ll actually use! This is why you’ll want to use a car door protector that you can quickly throw on in the parking lot, safely and securely.