No matter how careful you are, your car is bound to get a dent. While parking at the back of the lot and keeping your distance from other cars and hazards goes a long way, there’s no
true way to avoid dents. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to repair a car dent without paying a mechanic. Here’s a few favorite ways for how to repair a car dent from us here at Vann York’s High Point Nissan.
- The Plunger – By using a cup plunger, the one used for sinks, not toilets, you can generate enough suction to remove a small to medium-sized dent. Add water to the end of the plunger and the dent. Place the plunger over the dent and start pushing and pulling. It shouldn’t take long for the dent to pop out.
- Boiling Water – Plastic bumpers tend to be difficult to maneuver and that can make removing a dent difficult. To make the plastic a tad more flexible, remove the bumper, add boiling water, and try to push the dent out. Odds are you’ll make better progress even if you don’t remove the dent entirely.
- Specialty Kits – If all else fails, invest in a specialty kit. Although they don’t always work, spending $30 on a kit that fixes the problem is better than heading to a repair shop.