How do I fix my crashed car door?

I was involved in a car accident last week heading home from work. I didn’t get too banged up physically, but now there’s a huge dent in my passenger side door. How do I fix the door on my crashed car?

Claire Beaney · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Glad to hear you’re not too hurt after your accident, but I am sorry to hear about your car door!
There are a few options to fix your car door after a crash. If it’s severely damaged, like yours, we wouldn’t recommend taking a DIY approach. This could end up doing more harm than good.
Your car door will either need to be repaired or replaced. Either way, you should take it to a mechanic for an appraisal.
If the damage is on the smaller size, you can get a paintless dent repair (PDR) service. The cost of this can range between $150 and $450.
But if your crashed car door is too damaged and is no longer in alignment, you may have to get your door fully replaced—which can cost between $500 and $2,500 in total.
If you have
collision insurance
, however, you might end up having some of these repair costs covered.
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Hoping you and your car both have a speedy recovery!
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