Everyone hates vehicle dents. This isn’t a secret. However you got them or whoever caused them doesn’t matter. At one point or another, every driver gets a dent down the road or in the garage. And let’s be honest: it’s quite frustrating when you get them.
However, you don’t have to take your car into a shop to take care of a dent, or exhaust your pocketbook by paying for a professional. In fact, most dents can be removed by yourself through very cost-efficient ways.
Here are three options to remove vehicle dents all by yourself:
A plunger can be used for more than just unclogging your drain. According to Autos.com, you can also use it to take out obvious dents in your car. To do this, splash some water on both the plunger and the dent, then push and pull the plunger until the dent pops out.
Note: Be sure to use a cup plunger for sinks as opposed to a toilet plunger.
Hammers and Mallets
If you can access the plating from behind the dent, the least-stressful way of removing a dent is to whack it back into place. To do this, you need to take a hammer or mallet (preferably coated in rubber), reach behind the dent, and gently hit it until it pops out. This is the most efficient way to remove a dent although it can obviously cause mishaps if your aim is off.
Hot Glue, Wooden Dowels and Screws
This is the most creative way to remove a dent. According to Wonder How To, this is the safest way to remove a dent with minimal damage to your vehicle. To do this, first place two nails on a wooden dowel and place hot glue on the bottom. Place multiple dowels around the dented area, and pull one at a time until the dent comes out.
Now you know how to remove vehicle dents yourself. Want to take a crack at it? Search our minor dents inventory and see what you have to work with!