Car Bumper Repair Near Waterford

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Bumpers are on your car for a reason—to protect you and your car’s body when you accidentally bump into something or get bumped. Still, you don’t want to drive around Madison in need of car bumper repair, but maybe you’re worried about car bumper repair costs. Let the service department at Old Saybrook Hyundai help you learn how to get a dent out of a car bumper, and how to remove scratches from a car bumper. It’s easy, and you can fix your car bumper at home to save on car bumper repair costs! 

How to Fix a Car Bumper

Car bumper repair costs can range from $50 in materials if you fix it at your Branford home, or up to $1,500 if there’s damage beyond the bumper to parts like your car’s lights, sensors, or cameras. A bumper replacement could be necessary for extensive damage. But if your car bumper repair needs are limited to dents, cracks, or scratches, you can likely take care of it at home. 


How to Get a Dent Out of a Car Bumper

You’ll need these tools if you’re wondering how to get a dent out of a car bumper on your own:

  • Heat gun or hair dryer
  • Pry bar
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves


  1. Using the jack, safely elevate your car. Remove the splash guard if necessary. 
  2. With the heat gun or hair dryer, warm the dent until it’s pliable. 
  3. Use the pry bar to apply pressure to the inside of the dent at the deepest point first, working through the shape evenly until the dent is much smaller or gone.

How to Remove Scratches From a Car Bumper

You can wind up with paint scratches on your bumper without even realizing it. Here’s what you need and how to remove scratches from a car bumper:

  • Buffing compound
  • Drill
  • Touch-up paint pen
  1. Clean the area well. 
  2. Determine the depth of the scratch with your fingernail, so you can choose the right drill attachment. 
  3. Buff out the scratch with the buffing compound and drill. Let dry.
  4. Use the touch-up pen as needed. Let dry before driving.

How to Remove Fiberglass Cracks

This is a car bumper repair job you might want to leave to the professionals at Old Saybrook Hyundai, since it’s more extensive and requires more technological skills and equipment. If you want to do it yourself you’ll need to order a fiberglass repair kit and follow its instructions.

Schedule Car Bumper Repair at Old Saybrook Hyundai

Are you unsure about doing your own car bumper repair? The team at Old Saybrook Hyundai is here to help with reasonable car bumper repair costs when it’s time to fix your car bumper. Schedule service online, and check our service specials to keep your car bumper repair costs low. 



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