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?

Answer
“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.
The Jerry app can help you shop around for great rates quickly and easily. A licensed broker, Jerry does all the hard work of finding the cheapest quotes from the top name-brand insurance companies and buying new car insurance—and will even help you cancel your old policy.”
avatar
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 27, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
thumb-up

Did this answer help you?

Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.
thumb-up

Have a different question?

You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.

Read advice from car experts at Jerry

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free