It’s a bone of contention for many drivers – dreaded car parks that are too busy, the spaces are too small, or the layout is just boggling.
Well now you can vent that frustration with a new set of awards which is on the hunt for the best and worst car parks in the country.
The awards are being run by vehicle paint specialists Revive!, which has branches across Scotland, which has seen a huge increase in the number of customers coming to them because of carpark related damage.
Martin Jennings, owner of Revive! East Fife and Tayside, said: “Car park damage is one of the most common causes of the scuffs and scrapes I see.
“I thought it would be a good idea to have a closer look at parking facilities within the area.
“There’s awards for car park security and safety but none for the parking experience itself.
“We want to recognise those car parks that have got it right and highlight ones that could do better.”
AA research shows that over 50 per cent of motorists on the road are driving around with some form of minor bodywork damage to either wheels or paintwork, much of which is caused in car parks that just aren’t fit for purpose – or inconsiderate drivers who park too close.
Damage to doors tops the league of car park damage (50 per cent) followed by bumpers (14 per cent) and wings (13 per cent). Revive! also noticed a rise in the number of alloy wheels being repaired as a result of scraping posts or kerbs.
To nominate a car park for the best or worst award visit www.revive-uk.com/carparkawards/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the car park, its address, and the reason which compelled you to nominate.
Judging will take place during June, and the winners from each town will be put forward to regional finals.
The top three best and worst car parks in the country will be named in September.