How to Fix a Dent or Scratch

Ever needed to know how to fix scratches on a car or fix a dent in a car? Rely on Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for information on how to fix a dent in a car and fix scratches on a car. You can learn the easiest way to do both tasks yourself without needing professional help. If you’re not confident to fix it, feel free to call our service center to help you every step of the way. Read on to learn how to fix a small dent in a car or scratch!

Fix Scratches on a Car

Sometimes we don’t always notice a scratch on our car, which can be frustrating. The most common scratch a driver will find on their vehicle is a pesky clear coat scratch. However, there are ways to fix it! Below are the steps on how to fix scratches on a car for the clear coat type:

  1. Determine if the scratch is deep or not by running your fingernail across it. Whether it catches or not will determine how deep it is, but either way it can still be fixed.
  2. Clean the area with a towel and soapy water to ensure that there is no debris.
  3. Place a piece of tape over the scratch to make it visible.
  4. Spray the scratch with water then sand the scratch down by going against the grain with 3000 or 5000 grit sandpaper. Repeat until the scratch disappears.
  5. Clean the scratched area with a microfiber towel by using a “fine” swirling polish motion until satisfaction.
  6. Add wax and a protective layer to protect your clear coat and paint.

How to Fix a Dent in a Car

We can fix a scratch, so let’s learn how to fix a dent in a car. Well, here are two different methods of how to fix a small dent in a car without professional assistance:

  • Use a suction cup dent puller from a parts or service department at your dealership that pulls out a dent.
  • Use a hair dryer and mallet by removing the body panel you’re fixing. Then heat the dent for several minutes, and knock the dent in by using the mallet.

Auto Body Shop at Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Depending on if you can fix your dent or scratch alone, Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is always here to help. If you need to schedule service, feel free to contact us whenever you’re ready. Check out our service specials before stopping in! Ready to discover more service tricks, like how to reset the check engine light on a RAM 1500? Learn how often to rotate your tires with Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today!

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