If you’ve ever bought a brand new car, you will understand the urge to keep it in good condition but this might be a step too far for most proud motorists.
Photos shared online showing a car wrapped in a padding system have left the internet in stitches. Some no doubt appreciate to ingenuity and creativity of the car owner for the unusual rig, but others thought the protection was a bit over the top from the "paranoid" driver.
The photos were taken by a bemused passerby in the western Bulgarian capital Sofia, and the images were posted on Facebook by Mihail Madzarov.
The pictures show a parked car wrapped in wire with polystyrene foam apparently used to protect the paintwork of the owner’s treasured vehicle. It’s unclear if the padding system is used while driving on the road or simply to prevent car doors being opened into the vehicle in the car park.
“This guy must have used his last penny to buy this car,” Mr Madzarov joked alongside the photos he shared.
“By the way, even the steering wheel has its own lock to prevent the vehicle from being stolen.”
Facebook users had a lot to say about the car owner’s unusual security methods, with one commenting: “He must have taken out a huge loan to buy the car!”
Another social media was left rather bemused by the whole thing: “It is always a good idea to keep your parked car safe, but don’t make it stand out like a sore thumb! What on earth are those foam things he has put all around it?”
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