A post on AutoBlog talks about new shopping carts that have been created to help minimize car dings in parking lots. Apparently the cart is made out of a lightweight plastic yet it holds the same volume as a metal wire cart.
Until these new carts hit the local supermarket, here are a few of my tips:
- Put the carts away in the corral after you use them. Yes, it does take an extra 30 seconds of your life, but there's some sort of weird "cart karma" if you leave your rolling around.
- Lean your fully-loaded, ridiculously heavy cart against one of your own tires or bumper. Do not lean it against my car and certainly do not just let go of it assuming that it will stay in place.