Fix Scratches On Your Car & Dents On Your Car

Paintless dent repair, hail damage repair on car

If you’ve got a new Lexus vehicle, you’ll likely want to keep it in excellent shape as you drive around Cerritos. On the other hand, you may have purchased a pre-owned vehicle and you’re looking to ensure that it’s in the best condition possible. Whatever you’re looking to do, it’s important that you know how to fix a small dent on a car and how to fix scratches on a car so that you can tackle your Long Beach commute in a pristine ride.



There’s nothing like driving in a like-new vehicle and we’re here to help you fix the scratches on your car and even fix the dents on your car so that you can be proud of what you’re driving. Not sure where to start with scratches and dings on your ride? We’ve got you covered at Lexus of Cerritos! Learn how to do the following today with our team:

  • How to fix scratches on your car
  • How to fix a dent on your car

How To Fix Scratches On Your Car

Fixing the scratches on your car is often simple enough to do in your own Torrance garage if they’re minor. Major scratches on your car may need attention from the service professionals at our dealership so keep that in mind before you begin. With that being said, let’s take a look at some ways you can fix the scratches on your car:

  • Candle Wax: A quick and temporary way to cover a scratch on your vehicle is to gently rub some candle wax over a scratch on your vehicle after it has been cleaned.
  • Super Glue: Another temporary way to cover a scratch on your vehicle is with super glue. After your vehicle has been cleaned, you can cover a light scratch with super glue.
  • Touch-Up Paint: One of the easier and more permanent solutions to fixing a scratch on your vehicle is with touch-up paint. You can often find touch-up paint at many service centers and some are even offered with a color match so that the touch-up doesn’t stand out when you’re using it on a scratch.
  • Polish: With many superficial scratches, you can remove them using a paint polish. Most paint polishes will be used with a slightly abrasive foam pad that can help polish your vehicle’s exterior and remove light scratches.
  • Wet Sandpaper: For more aggressive scratches, you can try using 2000-grit wet sandpaper to remove them. However, keep in mind that similar to polishing, you’ll need to have your clearcoat reapplied if you decide to use wet sandpaper to remove scratches.

How To Fix a Dent On Your Car

If you want to fix a dent on your car on your own before visiting a professional body shop, there are certainly some different procedures you can try out. Here’s how to fix a small dent on your car:

  • Plunger: You heard that right, you can try to use a standard bathroom plunger to fix the dent on your car. However, there are specifically designed car dent plungers you can utilize that may do a better job.
  • Dent Puller: When you’re looking up how to fix a dent on your car, one of the methods you’ll find is a dent puller. This method is typically used by professionals only so don’t attempt to do this unless you know what you’re doing. The idea is to drill a hole near the dent and utilize a special wire tool to begin smoothing over the dent from behind.
  • Mallet: Similar to a dent puller, this should be done by experts. You’ll want to find access behind where the dent has occurred and place a tower over the dent. Now, you’ll use a mallet to slowly begin removing the dent and pushing it back out towards the other way to appear less conspicuous.

We Can Keep Your Vehicle in Excellent Shape at Lexus of Cerritos!

If you’re still not sure how to fix the small dent on your car or you’ve got a scratch you’re worried about addressing on your own, our service experts in Cerritos are here to help. Contact our team today if you need assistance with keeping your vehicle in perfect condition!


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