Scratches and dents may not always be damaging to your vehicle's performance. But when you head to that big job interview, or take your car to the valet during an important function, you notice scratches and dents. Perhaps more importantly, they can detract from the resale value of your Subaru or trigger excess wear and tear lease charges. Want to learn how to fix a dent in a car or how to fix scratches on a car? You're in the right place! Our Subaru service experts are happy to provide you some tips and tricks for repairing vehicle dents and scratches.

 DIY Fixes for Scratches Grand Junction Drivers Can Use

Sometimes, scratches exist in your car that you could easily fix yourself. Learn how to fix scratches on cars like yours with the following suggestions:

  • Sandpaper - If you have very shallow scratches on your paint (if you feel your fingernail dig in, it's far too deep to fix yourself) you may be able to wet-sand them with 2000-grit wet sandpaper. To do this, lightly sand pre-soaked wet sandpaper 'til the scratch is virtually indistinguishable, then dry and apply a rubbing compound. You may need to follow the rubbing compound with finishing polish, and you'll want to wax afterward. This is not something to attempt lightly; do your homework before attempting to wet sand your car. 
  • Candle wax - Looking for a temporary fix to a scratch before a big meeting or family gathering? Gently rub the wax over the cleaned area where your car scratch exists to seal it in. Over time, this fix will surely fade.
  • Super glue - Like candle wax, using super glue on a car scratch can help seal the scratch temporarily and blend with the vehicle, masking the damage slightly.

DIY Fixes for Dents Vail Drivers Can Use

Ready to fix the dent in your car that's been bugging you for months? Here are some helpful tips and tricks to do just that:

  • Plunger - Using a specialized aftermarket dent plunger, or even sometimes a (clean!) bathroom plunger can sometimes pop the dent out of your car with several attempts.
  • Hammer or Mallet - Using one of these on the opposite side of the dent can help knock the spot back into place. Use the hammer for smaller fixes and the mallet for larger dents. Be sure to protect the side you are hammering with a towel or something equivalent to avoid more damage. And like wet sanding scratches, do not attempt this procedure without careful research and prep-work.
  • Dent puller - Only proceed with this if you're used to using this method as this requires drilling a hole in the dent, lacing the wire through and pulling the dent back to surface level. If you are, all you'll need to do is fill the hole after, sand it down, and paint.

Contact Glenwood Springs Subaru in Glenwood Springs Today

Not sure your dent or scratch will be fixed with the above methods? Here at the Glenwood Springs Subaru service center, our techs are the best and can fix most any dent or scratch. So whether you can here wanting to learn how to fix a small dent in a car or repair more major dents and scratches, we can help, regardless. Browse our service specialsto save more on your next auto bodywork appointment!