Car Bumper Repair

Mechanics holding car bumper

Few things can put a damper on a beautiful drive around Overland Park like a fender bender. Luckily, learning how to get a dent out of a car bumper and how to remove scratches from a car bumper is easy with the right tools and know-how. To fix a car bumper on your own terms and your own time is to have more freedom than ever, and car bumper repair can be managed in some cases in only a few steps. Keeping car bumper repair costs low through DIY methods can put a lot back in your budget, and performing regular maintenance at home can go a long way toward increasing your Gardner vehicle’s lifespan.

The following is a quick and easy guide on how to fix your car bumper from the body shop specialists at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Estimated Car Bumper Repair Costs

While many scratches, dents, and other fender issues can be handled at home with ease, significant damage should be handled by a trusted professional, preferably one who’s trained on your particular vehicle. If the damage is superficial, bumper repair costs can be as low as approximately $50 for the proper supplies. If lights, sensors, or cameras are affected, costs to fix a car bumper could be as high as $1,500 or more. Learn how to get a dent out of a car bumper, how to fix cracks, and how to remove scratches from car bumpers, all from home!

How to Get a Dent Out of a Car Bumper

Car Bumper Dent Removal Supplies

  • Heat gun or hairdryer
  • Pry bar
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves

Car Bumper Dent Removal Process: Step by Step

  1. Safely elevate your car, and remove the splash guard if necessary.
  2. Then, warm the affected area with your heat gun.
  3. When warmed sufficiently, use the prybar to apply pressure to the dent from the inside out.
  4. Apply pressure to the deepest part of the dent first, and work through its shape evenly until the dent is less apparent or completely gone.

Repairing Car Bumper Cracks

Fiberglass cracks are among the more difficult projects to tackle at home. If you prefer to handle a crack in your bumper on your own, we recommend simply ordering a fiberglass repair kit and following the steps with deliberate care and attention to detail.

How to Remove Paint Scratches From Car Bumper

Car Bumper Paint Scratch Removal Supplies

  • Buffing compound
  • A drill
  • Touch-up pen

Car Bumper Paint Scratch Removal Process: Step by Step

Fortunately, this is one of the simplest pieces of at-home car bumper repair.  Simply follow these steps, then you’ll be back on the road in no time!

  1. First, clean the area well.
  2. Run your fingernail over the scratch to determine how deep the scratch is.
  3. Buff it with your drill attachment accordingly.
  4. If necessary, add a layer of clear coat.
  5. Let that dry, and paint with your touch-up pen.
  6. Let it all dry fully, and you’ll be ready to hit the best trails around Kansas City or take your family on a picnic at Olathe’s best parks.

Schedule Car Bumper Repair in Olathe Today

Prefer to leave your car bumper repair up to the experts? That’s what we’re here for! Get in touch with Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today to restore your vehicle to its original showroom sheen. Once you have your body shop appointment booked, check out more of our auto body repair tips!

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