How do I fix a bent car door frame?

I locked my keys inside my car and had to call roadside assistance. Unfortunately, the roadside service technician pried my door open and bent the frame. What’s the best way for me to fix a bent car door frame?

It can be frustrating when professionals do more harm than good. Luckily, fixing your bent car door frame is as easy as bending it back into place. Follow these steps to repair your door frame:
  • Open the door that has the damage on its frame.
  • Use your knee to hold the door in place.
  • Grab the bent area of the doorframe with your hands and bend it in the proper direction.
  • Repeat this until you straighten the doorframe to its original position.
Alternatively, you could bring your car to a mechanic and have them fix it for $400 to $750. While that may seem pricey, it could be worthwhile if the bend allows water to enter your car.
The next time you lock your keys in your car, make sure you get reliable roadside assistance with Jerry. The Jerry app’s leading roadside assistance connects you with their nationwide network of over 55,000 service providers, so you always know you’re covered. Plus, membership includes benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline!
Phoebe Mah
Answered on Nov 23, 2021

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