An amused motorist has posted pictures online of a BMW parked up with two red pieces of foam protecting either side of the car.
The car was spotted in a Co-op car park in Long Stratton, Norfolk.
The images show two foam pipes dangling from the wing mirrors, door handles and stick-on plastic hooks.
Tina Land, who described it as an “ingenious” method to protect the car from bumps, said: “When we saw it we instantly fell about laughing.
“I am not sure if it is actually to prevent doors from denting the car, I didn’t test it, or if the driver is just a bit of a joker. It’s quite an ingenious idea.”