How to Repair Car Dents and Scratches

August 3rd, 2018 by

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Whether your Honda car has been nicked or seriously dented, you want to know how to repair it. If the dent is in a place where you can just push it back out manually, that’s probably the easiest solution. Yet sometimes it needs a more robust process like heating it up or buying one of those infomercial tools. Read our tips below, and know our Honda service center is also available to fix your dent or scratch too in the Warwick area!

Car Dent Repair At-Home Methods

  1. Use some form of heat. Some people find success in heating up dents if they are on the plastic parts of the vehicle. You could try a hair dryer on its highest heat setting followed by compressed air. Another heat option is boiling water followed by a manual push out.
  2. Use a plunger. We don’t recommend the heated method for steel parts of your vehicle, but plunging the dent back into place might help.
  3. Get a dent removal kit. There are kits made specifically for dent repair. If you’ve got the time to order one online, it’ll come with a set of instructions for you to follow.

What If It’s Just a Scratch?

Usually dents and scratches go hand-in-hand, but sometimes you don’t have the headache of the former. Although a scratch is less immediate, unfixed scratches can turn rusty or grow to be a bigger issue. We would only recommend trying to fix a scratch if it hasn’t totally gone through the clear coat of your car’s paint. Get a damp microfiber cloth and some toothpaste and see if you can clear away the blemish. Keep in mind, our Honda-certified service department can fix deeper scratches and match the paint color exactly.

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Leave Your Auto Dent or Scratch Repair to Us

If the thought of a do-it-yourself repair project doesn’t sound appealing, schedule an appointment with our service department so we can make your vehicle’s exterior prime again! Also feel free to contact us with any repair questions you might have.

 

 

Middletown Honda Service Specials

Free Installation on Express Lane Battery Replacement!

Free Installation on Express Lane Battery Replacement!

*On all Honda make batteries bought at Middletown Honda. Must be installed by Middletown service technicians to receive discount. Parts & labor separate. Must present coupon when service order is written.  May not be combined with other coupons, discounts or specials. Plus tax, shop supplies, and hazardous waste fees if applicable. Some models may be higher. See dealer for complete details. Honda models only.

Complimentary Tire Tread Spec!

Complimentary Tire Tread Spec! 

  • Come in and get your tires checked out for FREE, no service required!
  • We’ll check your tires for wear & tear, and any issues they may have

Valid only at Middletown Honda. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. No cash value. No service required. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. See dealership for details. Honda models only.

Alignment Special

$10.00 off Alignment! 

Valid only at Middletown Honda. Coupon must be presented at time of write up. One coupon, per customer, per visit. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not Retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law. Honda models only.

$25 off Off Transmission

$25 Off Transmission Service! 

Valid only at Middletown Honda. Coupon must be presented at time of write up. One coupon, per customer, per visit. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not Retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

Complimentary Car Wash!

Free Car Wash with Any Service!

Must present coupon when service order is written. Valid only at Middletown Honda. Plus See dealer for complete details. Complimentary Car Wash special is only valid with any service work done on your vehicle.

 

 

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