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How to Fix a Dent in a Car

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Small dents can happen in your Caledon car. Maybe you got stuck in a hailstorm, or perhaps a rock kicked up by road construction left its mark on your car’s exterior. No matter what caused your small dent, you don’t need to get an expensive repair in every case. Mercedes-Benz Brampton has tips on how to fix a dent in a car and how to fix scratches on a car courtesy of our Brampton service team!

How to Fix a Small Dent in a Car

Many small dents that you find on your car in Orangeville can be fixed with tools that you can find around the house or at your local auto repair shop. Here are two methods recommended for removing dents from a car:

  • A dent puller can be found at your local auto repair shop and is quite efficient at undoing small car dents. A dent puller works by creating a vacuum over your dent and using the power of suction to return your car’s body to its smooth, sleek true self.
  • A hairdryer and mallet is another way to go if you’ve got these two things sitting around the house. For a few minutes, use the hairdryer to heat the area around the dent. After that, use the mallet to gently smooth out the space around the dent.

How to Fix Scratches On Your Car

Now that you know a couple of ways to fix a dent in a car in Georgetown, you should read up on ways to fix scratches on a car. In most cases, you’ll be dealing with a minor, surface-level clear coat scratch, which isn’t deep enough to impact the paint and can often be fixed without professional attention. Here’s how!

  1. Thoroughly clean the area around the scratch with soap and water before using a clean towel to get the area free of abrasive dirt and debris.
  2. Put blue painter’s tape around the scratch so you know exactly where it is during the repair process.
  3. Sand the scratch using sandpaper between 3000-grade and 5000-grade grit. Rougher sandpaper is best for deeper abrasions. Wet the sandpaper and go against the grain of the scratch.
  4. Keep going until the scratch is gone and finish with 5000-grade grit to blend the area into your paint.
  5. After this, use a microfiber cloth to polish the area and top it off with some wax for a perfect finish.

Mercedes-Benz Brampton is Here for Local Drivers

Whether you need help with fixing minor dents and scratches at home or you’d feel more comfortable leaving it to a professional, Mercedes-Benz Brampton is here for you. We have everything you need to ease your mind as a Mercedes-Benz driver, including great deals on tires to keep you on the road longer. If you want more information, it’s as easy as filling out our contact form online! Of course, you’re welcome to call us directly at (888) 845-4365 any time as well!

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