How to Fix a Car Dent or Scratch

Dents and scratches on the front side of a car

If you are in Gadsden and want to keep your Jeep, Dodge, or other model looking like-new for as long as possible, Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM has you covered. While it’s rare to have damage severe enough to require a visit to a collision center, small dents and scratches are part of daily driving–you don’t even have to be off-roading! Dings and nicks can happen when you’re driving to your favorite restaurants in Albertville or to work. If you know how to fix a small dent in a car and fix scratches on car surfaces, you’ll save time and money.



How to Fix a Small Dent in a Car

How to fix a small dent in a car? It’s relatively easy! When you look at how to fix a dent in a car, there are two methods:

  • Pick up a suction cup dent puller from your Fort Payne auto store or parts department to pull the dent out of your RAM 1500.
  • Remove the body panel when you’re trying to fix a dent in a car. Use a hairdryer to heat the dent for several minutes. Take a mallet and knock the dent back into place. The heat from the dryer expands the metal making it easier to be pushed back into shape.

How to Fix Scratches on Car

When you’re able to fix scratches on car surfaces, they’re usually just in the clear coat. Here’s how to fix scratches on a car at home in Fort Payne.

  1. Clean the area with soapy water and a towel.
  2. Tape around the scratched area to protect the rest of the finish.
  3. Choose the right sandpaper to sand the scratch down: if your fingernail catches when you run it over the scratch, use 3000 grit sandpaper. If it doesn’t, use 5000 grit.
  4. Spray the scratch and the sandpaper with water.
  5. Sand against the grain of the scratch. Continue respraying and sanding the scratch until it disappears.
  6. With a microfiber towel, use a swirling motion to add “fine” polish onto the area. Use a microfiber towel to remove any excess polish and lightly buff the surface.
  7. Add wax to the surface to protect your clear coat.

Get Service Tips and Tricks From Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM

Keep your car in great shape while saving time and money by learning how to take care of small vehicle repairs at home. We can help you reset the check engine light on your RAM 1500 and much more at Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM! Check out the tips and tricks from the Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM service department and become a DIY pro!

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