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Easy Ways to Fix Auto Dents - Toyota Parts Blog

Car dents can be expensive to fix. That’s why many people just live with the unsightly shiner on their vehicle.

If you’re tired of having a dent on your vehicle, here are some home remedies to fix dents. We must warn you to be cautious when trying any of these remedies. Watching the videos below will help you.

Compressed Air


This can be used for small dents. Use a hair dryer to heat up the dent. Heat the dent for 5 to 10 minutes. Then quickly apply the compressed air. The cool compressed air could cause the dent to pop out. See the video below for more information.


Dry Ice


This method works a little better than compressed air for larger dents. Use a hair dryer to heat up the dent. Then apply the dry ice. According to the video below it has about a 50/50 success rate. Learn more by watching the video.

Slide Hammer


This is a tool that allows you to pull dents out of the paneling of your vehicle. It works almost like a plunger. These slide hammer kits can sometimes be expensive. You can see how it works in the video below.

If you decide to fix the dent on your own, avoid hard-edged tools to hammer or pop out the dent. These can leave lots of dimples surface on your vehicle.

If you end up needing to replace a part, be sure to see a parts specialist. For instance if you were replacing a fender on a Tacoma, you would want to use genuine Tacoma parts.


Written by Tom Blackman