how to fix a dent in your car

No matter how careful you are with your vehicle, accidents happen to everyone. Whether or not it’s your fault, your car will be dented at some point in time. However, instead of paying someone else to fix it for you, consider saving some money by doing it yourself. Here’s how to fix a dent in your car.

 

Step 1

 

Heat up the area around the dent. This can be done with a hair dryer. Hold the hair dryer about six inches away from the car, and heat up the dent to make it malleable. Some drivers place aluminum foil over the area to prevent the paint from being damaged.

 

Step 2

 

Quickly cool the heated area. You can do this with a small piece of dry ice or with a can of computer duster (held upside down). The rapid change in temperature should pop the dent right out.

 

Alternative

 

One alternative method is to use a suction cup on the dent in order to pop it out. These are often found in dent repair kits, but you can also just use a plunger from your bathroom.

 

If the dent doesn’t come out, or if it’s a serious dent, consider taking your car to a professional.