How to Repair Car Dents and Scratches

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Have you noticed a small scratch or dent on your car, truck, or SUV? This guide from the service team at Capital GMC Buick will show you how to fix a dent in a car and how to fix scratches on a car yourself. We think you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to keep your car looking its best on the roads in and around Regina.

How to Fix a Small Dent in a Car

One of these easy do-it-yourself dent fixes could restore your vehicle to its former condition and save you a trip to your local Emerald Park-area body shop.

  • Plunger: Use a bathroom plunger or a special car dent plunger to pop the dent out.
  • Hammer or Mallet: A hammer is good for smaller fixes, and a mallet is best for larger dents. Make sure to hammer on the opposite side of the dent, and protect the surface you are hammering with a towel or something similar to avoid further damage.
  • Dent puller: To use this specialized tool you’ll need to drill a hole in the dent, then lace wire through it, and pull the dent back to surface level. You’ll then need to fill the hole, sand it down, and paint the area. Note that we recommend that you only use a dent puller if you have experience.

How to Fix Scratches on a Car

Has your vehicle picked up a scratch or two when you were out and about near Southey? A small scratch doesn’t necessarily require professional repair. Learn how to fix scratches on a car with one of the following:

  • Sandpaper: To fix small, shallow scratches on the surface of your vehicle you should first thoroughly clean the affected area, and then gently rub over it with 2000-grit wet sandpaper. When the scratch is almost invisible, apply a rubbing compound.
  • Candle wax: As a temporary fix, you can gently rub candle wax over the cleaned area to seal the scratch.
  • Super glue: Another temporary solution is to use super glue to help seal the scratch so that it blends with the vehicle.

The service experts at Capital GMC Buick can apply a paint protection film to your vehicle, which can help to keep it from being scratched. Contact our Service Centre to learn more.

The Capital GMC Buick Service Team is Here for You

Whether it’s teaching you how to fix dents in a car and how to fix scratches on a car, or if you want to find out how often you should change the oil in your vehicle, the certified technicians in our Service Centre are here to help. We offer the full menu of professional auto maintenance and repair services, and with our rotating service specials and coupons, you can find some of the best deals in the White City area. Choose Capital GMC Buick for all of your auto care needs!

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