How to Repair Car Dents and Scratches

Car Dent


Oh no! An unsightly scratch has appeared on your Round Rock faring vehicle, or perhaps a pesky dent! Neither is a good scenario, and both can potentially lower the value of your vehicle if left uncared for. In this handy guide, we’ll not only help you with tips on how to fix a small dent in a car and how to fix scratches on a car, but we’ll also help to identify when to leave it to the pros. Keep reading to learn more, and do be sure to contact us if you have any questions!

How to Fix a Dent in a Car: DIY Fixes

If you Googled something like “fix dent in car,” you’re in the right place. Over the lifetime of your vehicle, debris and other hazards on the roads in Cedar Park can cause dents that can potentially lower the value of your vehicle. Some dents can be managed at home, with some surprisingly useful home remedies, like these:

  • Plunger — Be it a specialized car-dent plunger or the one from your bathroom, this tool can be used to pull out a dent by fixing it to the external surface and suctioning the dent out.
  • Mallet or Hammer — Using one of these tools on the internal surface of the dent (from the inside of the car) can potentially bump the dented surface back into place. It’s best to use a dense rubber mallet, as opposed to a metal hammer or a mallet that’s too soft.
  • Dent Puller — Usually only used by professionals, this tool and method involves drilling a hole in the deepest part of the dent and using the dent puller to pull the dented surface back into place.

How to Fix Scratches on a Car: DIY Fixes

Looking for how to fix scratches on a car at home? Good news! Minor scratches can be masked with some at home remedies, but they simply won’t match the quality of a professional paint touch up. Regardless, if you’d like to save some money on scratch repair, you can try the following at home solutions:

  • Candle Wax — By no means a permanent solution, a wipe of candle-wax will hold in an emergency. Rub the wax over the cleaned area to seal the scratch.
  • Super Glue — Functioning similarly to the candle wax, super glue helps seal the scratch temporarily and also somewhat masks the scratch.
  • Buffing Compound — If you have access to a buffing wheel and some buffing compound, you can apply it at gently increasing pressure and speed, to eventually buff out the scratch. You will likely need to polish the area afterward, which may be a good thing to leave to a professional.

Big Dent/Scratch? Visit Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

If you looked up something like “how to fix a dent in a car” and got here, we admire the do-it-yourself attitude that comes with what brought you to this article, but the reality of the situation is that sometimes you need a professional near Georgetown to get the job done right! Our detailing team can certainly handle most any scratch, dent, or paint touch-up need. Read more about our detailing services here! While you’re here, you may want to schedule your next oil change appointment with our top-tier Service Department as well!

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