How to Fix Dent in a Car

Car dent or scratch


If you find a new scratch or dent on your Land Rover vehicle, the team at Land Rover Wilmington can help you fix scratches on a car, or you can bring it to our Newark-area service center for maintenance. Learn how to fix a small dent in a car from the trusted Land Rover service team at Land Rover Wilmington.

How to Fix Scratches on a Car

Some scratches can be fixed right at home by buffing it out, so if you don’t have the time to bring it to our dealership near Middletown, here are some do-it-yourself tips on how to fix scratches on your car.

  • Sandpaper – Shallow scratches just on the vehicle’s surface are easy to fix. Clean the area and rub over it with 2000-grit wet sandpaper. Once it’s at a point where the scratch is almost invisible, apply a rubbing compound.
  • Candle wax – This is not a permanent solution, but helps in an emergency. Gently rub the wax over the cleaned area to seal the scratch.
  • Super glue – Like with the candle wax, this helps temporarily seal the scratch and blends with the vehicle masking the damage slightly.

How to Fix a Small Dent in a Car

Small dents do not have to ruin the curb appeal of your new ride. Below are a few DIY tasks if you want to learn how to fix a small dent in a car. Before bringing your vehicle to our service center, give one of these tricks to fixing a dent in a car a try:

  • Plunger – Whether it’s the plunger from your bathroom or a car dent plunger, this handy tool may pop out the dent with several attempts at leveling it out.
  • Hammer or Mallet – Using one of these on the opposite side of the dent usually helps knock it right back into place. Use the hammer for smaller fixes and the mallet for larger dents. Make sure you protect the side you are hammering with a towel or something equivalent to avoid additional damage to your car.
  • Dent puller – Only do this method if you’ve done this before, as it requires drilling a hole in the dent, lacing the wire through, and pulling the dent back to surface level. Then you can fill the hole, sand it down, and paint.

Learn More About How to Fix Scratches on a Car

If after learning how to fix a dent in a car, you find that the task is too difficult or time-consuming, contact our service center to set up an appointment. Our factory-trained technicians will get your dent fixed efficiently and get you back out on the West Chester, PA roads.

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