So, you walk out of the grocery store, car keys in hand, and what do you find? A long, unsightly, infuriating scratch mark on your month-old Honda Civic. Now you're left with thoughts of accelerated depreciation and anger. This has happened to far too many people. With the auto body industry being worth roughly $42 billion and your prospective repair job being more expensive than you feel like it should, you drive off in frustration.
When you get home, you park, have dinner, and fall asleep. You wake up in the morning to the sound of hail. Now you have dents and a huge scratch on your car. What do you do?
Simple Car Repair Tricks
You and your car have been through a rough day. Luckily, it's not as bad as you think.
Automotive touch ups are even easier than changing a lightbulb. First, find the user manual for your car. In there you will find the exact color of your car. Next, get some Honda Civic touch up paint. Note: you don't necessarily need Honda Civic touch up paint. You could use Audi or even Porsche touch up paint if you like. The main reason for using a brand-specific paint touch up kit is so the color perfectly matches your car. Once you have the paint, though, it's as simple as slapping some over the scratch and waiting for it to dry. Easy.
Now, for the dents, you have a few options. First, if you don't want to spend any money at all, try leaving your car out in the sun. After it warms up, take a frozen water bottle outside and place it on the dents. The quick temperature change can cause them to pop back into place. If that doesn't work, you could buy a dent puller. This is essentially an ergonomic suction cup. If you still don't want to spend anything, you don't have to. Take a plunger and pop those dents back into shape.
There you have it. What was once a miserable day filled with worry for your car is now a distant memory and a learning experience to boot. All you need is an auto touch up paint kit and a plunger. Not so bad after all, right?