One of the most annoying things for any car owner is coming out to your car in a parking lot and noticing a freshly minted dent or ding on your door. You look around because you know that wasn't there before you went into the store. Well if you are tired of this happening than I have a good solution for you, it's called a DoorShox.
What is a DoorShox? If the picture doesn't make it clear, essentially the DoorShox is a device that helps you keep unwanted dings, scratches, and knicks from affecting your precious paint on your car doors. At first the DoorShox sounds a little too good to be true. However having used the Standard and Valet DoorShox models I can you tell you that the DoorShox is actually a well designed automotive product.
The DoorShox sticks to your car door with magnets. This allows it to stick securely to your car doors but makes taking them off a cinch. The DoorShox magnets are covered in silicone to prevent scratching your car paint.
With the silicone covered magnets this means the DoorShox can work on virtually any car or any car door. That is unless you have plastic car doors, in which case I would recommend you find some new wheels.
The first thing that struck me when I took the standard DoorShox out of the box and placed it onto my car was how well it is made. The rubber material is strong, yet flexible which helps absorb impacts from reckless and annoying opening car doors, should there happen to be any. I even asked someone who was curios about what I was putting onto my car to open their car door onto mine. It worked flawlessly. As well the security cable holding the two DoorShox pieces on the standard model is also quite thick and sturdy. I even left the DoorShox on my car in the rain and it didn't move.
What's the market for the DoorShox? Well, anyone with a car that has doors. I at least hope your car has doors! 🙂
The DoorShox would be useful for instance if you are leasing a car, which is not a good idea. This is because when you go to turn in a leased vehicle the dealership goes over the the leased car with a fine tooth comb. They try to find any dent, ding, or scratch or other imperfection on the car they car charge you for. It's the nature of the leasing business. With the DoorShox you would have some reassurance that at least door dings wouldn't be a problem. Other areas and parts of your car you might need to be a little more careful.
I would also recommend the DoorShox if you know anyone that keeps getting their car doors dinged. It would make an excellent Christmas or holiday gift for a gearhead or auto enthusiast.
You can buy the DoorShox directly from the website if you want to stop your door dings. The Valet DoorShox is $70 and Standard DoorShox is $120 which might sound expensive until you get a body shop estimate. You can also order the Standard DoorShox and Valet DoorShox from Amazon if you feel more comfortable.