How do you fix a sprung car door?

My F-150 door hinge isn't properly working. Is there any way to spring it back into the correct position?

Sophie Newman · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“If you’re good with cars, you can certainly try to fix the door on your own!
Since a sprung door occurs when the door extends past its hinges, you’ll need to look at the hinges first. If you can, take a screwdriver or a piece of wood and press it into the door jam. As you push, the door should begin to close.
If this doesn’t work, it’s possible your car door is bent anywhere. If you can, you may be able to realign or straighten the door to allow it to close.
If neither of these methods resolves the issue, you may need to visit a mechanic. Should you take this route, be sure to
request quotes from different shops
to ensure you’re getting the best price.
To help with any issues in the future, consider adding a roadside assistance membership with your
car insurance company
. Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline.”
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