How do I stop my car from scraping on the driveway?

I have a Lexus IS200t that rides pretty low to the ground. Mix this with a high driveway, and my car is always bottoming out. Can you tell me how to stop my car from scraping on the driveway?

Bottoming out is the worst! Lucky for you, there are some ways you can prevent your Lexus from scraping the driveway when you pull in or out.
The first method is to invest in a curb ramp. These rubber inserts bridge the gap between the lip of your driveway and the street. You can choose to have one custom-built, which can get pricey, or you can purchase a pre-made one that should do the trick just the same.
Another option is to lift your car. Many manufacturers and body shops sell kits that allow you to raise the height of your suspension with the push of a button. This can help you get into your driveway without bottoming out.
The last and most costly option is to repave your driveway. This is for very extreme situations, but it will definitely make your driveway less steep. Many cities require you to get a permit before repaving, so check your city codes before starting this project.
If you end up doing a lot of damage to your vehicle when pulling in or out of a driveway, you may need to have repairs covered under your vehicle’s collision coverage.
If you don’t have comprehensive coverage or are interested in exploring your insurance options, use the Jerry app to generate quotes from over 50 of the nation’s leading providers so you can get the best price.
Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 01, 2021

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