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Pax dragging luggage across your bumper

Fauxknight

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I handle the luggage 95% of the time to avoid damage to my car. It also helps with tips.
Same, and when they do put it in themselves they don't tend to scrape it across the bumper. Could be vehicle, my fit has a lower bumper than a lot of SUVs, some pax might have trouble lifting their luggage high enough to clear some vehicles bumpers.
 

Kodyhead

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Same, and when they do put it in themselves they don't tend to scrape it across the bumper. Could be vehicle, my fit has a lower bumper than a lot of SUVs, some pax might have trouble lifting their luggage high enough to clear some vehicles bumpers.
like my wife if I had one lol, I expect my car to have a bunch of marks and bruises after 7000 rides lol I load most luggage myself, but I even have had caused damage in my own car.
 

tohunt4me

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While they're getting it in or out of your trunk.

Does this happen frequently to you?

Does it bother you, if so how do you deal with it?
Never Happens.

I load and unload luggage.

Bags are placed on sidewalk, facing direction away from car, with handles extended.

NO NEED TO TIP !

View attachment 243166 Home Depot, if you want wider, you have to tailor it.
This is ready, just buy the length to cover the full depth of trunk.
Great for hiding License Plate from Camera Ticket Traps !
 

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oldfart

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While they're getting it in or out of your trunk.

Does this happen frequently to you?

Does it bother you, if so how do you deal with it?

I deal with it with a small bottle of paint and a small brush purchased at a local auto supply store

I agree with the post above, I expect my car to have a bunch of marks and bruises after 70,000 ride share miles and I expect to have a lot of marks and bruises on myself after 72 years on this earth
 

reg barclay

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I think it makes a bigger difference if your car is in decent condition and you plan on selling in the near future. However, if you plan on driving it into the ground, then by the time you sell it, I don't think a few scratches here and there will make much difference to the few hundred bucks you'd get IMHO. Obviously, this is from a monetary standpoint, the actual cosmetic damage will bother some more than others.
 

Dice Man

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And You just have the excess flapping in the wind when you drive?



I personally load and unload for the sole purpose of protecting my bumper
Please look again, I edited the post.

Never Happens.

I load and unload luggage.

Bags are placed on sidewalk, facing direction away from car, with handles extended.

NO NEED TO TIP !


Great for hiding License Plate from Camera Ticket Traps !
Please look again, I edited the post.
 

UberBastid

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You have put your family car into taxi service.
That is very hard on a vehicle (police, fire and EMT are worse, but not much).
Since your car is a taxi - it will be treated that way, and it will eventually end up looking that way. There is nothing you can do about it.

Well, you could stress and get angry and sad and have to take meds for your high blood pressure, or an anger management class, or yoga ...
or, you could take a deep breath, hold it for a second and let it out slow while reassuring yourself that it's worth it because you might make $4.00 plus tip offa this ride.
 

SuzeCB

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View attachment 243184 View attachment 243166 Home Depot, if you want wider, you have to tailor it.
This is ready, just buy the length to cover the full depth of trunk.
Roll it back over the luggage after loading.
Brilliant!

So how do pax know to roll out the mat before dragging their luggage across it?
You get your bottom out of the car and pull it out for them. You're going to be back there anyway, supervising at the very least if they've got bags for the trunk, right?
 

henrygates

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My van barely fits in the garage so sometimes if it isn't pulled in enough (even though I have a hanging tennis ball AND a bump stop on the floor) the back gets scratched up...so it's already scratched. I also have a wife and 2 kids who think cars double as trash cans, so compared to them, my pax are neat freaks.

I guess my only suggestion is do the luggage yourself and if it gets scratched, just don't sweat it.
 

steveK2016

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Brilliant!


You get your bottom out of the car and pull it out for them. You're going to be back there anyway, supervising at the very least if they've got bags for the trunk, right?
At that point why not just load it in to guarantee no damage?
 
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