How do you bend car metal?

How do you fix bent metal on a car frame? I've got some major dents in my car following a hit-and-run accident. What's the best way to make my car look like new again?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“A dent puller is the best way to bend car metal back into place.
It’s a bummer you have to deal with the aftermath of a hit and run—we feel for you. But fortunately, car dent pullers are affordable, ranging from $10 to $100, and they’re quite effective and easy to use.
Keep in mind that restoring bent metal exactly to its initial shape is extremely difficult. For anything larger than a door ding, aim to bend the metal back to about 1/16”” of its original position. You can use body filler to eliminate any added imperfections after that.
When possible, leave these repairs to a professional for best results. Your
comprehensive coverage
should cover the cost. If you don’t have comprehensive coverage, chalk this incident up to a lesson learned and upgrade your car insurance policy.
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