How much does it cost to fix a hood?

We had a storm hit us over the weekend, and a tree branch ended up falling on our car and denting the hood. I think it’s dented too much to try and drive with. How much will it cost to fix my hood?

Claire Beaney · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
So sorry to hear about your hood! I’ve had that happen before, and it’s not fun, to say the least.
The cost to repair your hood will depend on whether or not you need to get it fully replaced. Body shops can use a process called paintless dent removal (or PDR) to slowly push dents back into place without damaging your
A one-inch dent can generally cost between $50 to $120 to fix, and costs will increase with the size of the dent. This can mean an additional $10 to $30 per ½ inch.
If your car hood is too damaged and needs to be replaced entirely, the cost of a professional replacement can range anywhere from $70 to $500, depending on the kind of hood you have (fiberglass, carbon fiber, or steel).
Luckily, if you have
comprehensive insurance
, getting your hood fixed might be covered!
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Good luck with fixing your hood; here’s hoping you can get back on the road soon!
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