dentTry as you might, avoiding all damage to your car simply isn’t possible. Dents are one of the biggest fears for most drivers. Often received in parking lots, dents can be an unsightly blemish on an otherwise pristine car. Luckily for you, dents can be removed in your garage. Here’s a few easy ways to fix a car dent.

  1. Dry Ice – Mainly used for cooling, dry ice can also remove dents. The cold causes the metal to contract, effectively popping the dent out. Simply rub the dry ice on the dent. If it isn’t coming out, try heating the dent with a hair dryer first. Be warned: wear gloves when handling dry ice.
  2. Plunger – You may be able to generate enough suction to remove a dent, provided the dent isn’t too large. Add water to the dent and a cup (sink) plunger. Place the plunger over the dent and push and pull until the dent comes out.
  3. Boiling Water – Unlike metal, a car’s inflexible bumpers are more difficult to fix. To aid in removing a dent, take the bumper off and add boiling water. The heat will make the plastic more flexible, allowing you to push the dent out without too much trouble.