...and while not a vehicle mod, I need to trim branches back on the trail to my pond to avoid trail stripes on my new toy. I have to baby it until some jerk in a parking lot parks next to it and dings it with the door. Once the first ding has occurred then it's a "don't worry about it" work truck ;-)
Good on ya for paying for the mirror, and if you're older like me, the walk is good for us ;-)You know, I had a few mishaps with my Tundra over 14 years and about 170K miles but most paled in comparison to a few of the parking lot dings it received.
I'm sick to death of irresponsible parking lot fools. I'm one of those people that park far away from store entrances, around the back of the building where employees park, or on the street up the road if I can.
The only time I had a car door get away from me in the wind that damaged the side mirror of the car next to me, I put a note on the windshield and paid for a new mirror. It sucked to pay out but it would have been far worse to abandon the responsibility and pi$$ off a stranger, finding their car damaged.
Most parking lots around here, other than Costco have shrunk the parking spaces to Honda Civic size, our trucks are too large to fit with any reasonable clearance. Even at Costco, I prefer to park far away.
No damage on my Ram truck after 11 months and about 10K miles, I hope to keep it that way for a while.
Walking a short bit farther while parking is easy.