How do you unbend a car hood?

I bought a used car about a month back without realizing that the car hood was slightly bent. Are there any ways to unbend a car hood without damaging it further?

So sorry that that happened, but I’m happy to say that the dent is likely fixable! If you need to unbend or straighten a car hood, follow these simple steps:
  • Check out how bent it is. If it’s bent severely, you might need to replace it or file a car insurance claim. If it isn’t bent too badly, follow these next steps.
  • Remove the hood from the car.
  • Place the hood upside-down on a soft surface.
  • Use a hammer to bang out any dents.
  • Use a hammer and wood block to help you bend the hood back into place.
  • Repaint your hood as necessary.
And that’s all!
If you want to make sure to protect your car from future dents, you may want to make sure you’re getting the best deal on all the coverage you need. To do this easily, check out the app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top insurers, so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you!
Best of luck with the repairs!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 08, 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.

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