Im originally from NC, and it's been my experience that people in the country are just much more considerate. I've been living in South Florida for almost 10 years now, and it's safe to say that I have never been surrounded by people that are so rude, inconsiderate, and self-absorbed. (Except Rodville... He's a stand-up guy...ha ha). It's just all these other jerks. Ugh.I haven't gotten even the first parking lot ding in mine in 11 months (knock on wood). Something I have noticed since I moved here 18+ years ago is that folks in this area are much more careful about not dinging other peoples vehicles, even those who are driving crashers. Having lived on the right coast, I'm all to familiar with the way some idiots over there simply don't give a crap about anothers property. It is extremely rare to see even used cars sitting at a dealership with any door dings in this area.
I would definitely have a really good paintless dent guy look at it first before I let a body shop add filler and paint and have an insurance claim on my record that stays there for years.Got the bad news this morning... ~ $800 in damage.
Thank goodness for insurance. One thing is for sure is I will be inspecting my vehicle in parking lots a lot more often.