How do you fix a bent car door corner?

An unfriendly encounter with a curb has bent the corner of my Nissan’s passenger side door. Money’s tight, and I’d rather not bring this to the shop. How do I fix a bent door corner?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
These things happen! Thankfully, you can fix a bent car door corner at home.
To bend the metal back, here’s what you need to do:
  • Open the door
  • Place a piece of wood between the door and the door frame
  • Gently close the door onto the wood
This will (hopefully) bend the door’s bottom edge back out. Fair warning—fixing your door at home probably won’t leave you with picture-perfect results.
If you want an immaculate door, or if this trick didn’t work, it’s time to head to the
repair shop
. Luckily, a minor repair like this shouldn’t cost more than $150.
While this type of repair likely won’t be covered by insurance, it’s important to make sure you’ve got a rock-solid insurance policy for future damages or accidents. Try using the number-one-rated car insurance app,
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