Car Bumper Repair

damaged bumper

Fender-benders and minor accidents are an unfortunate part of car ownership, but you’re bound to encounter one eventually. Are you wondering how to get a dent out of a car bumper? Are you looking for instructions on how to remove scratches from a car bumper? No matter what the case may be, our team of service experts will help you learn more about how to repair a car bumper! We will help you discover how to fix a car bumper with ease before you schedule service.

Fix Your Car Bumper

Always consult a service center if your damage seems more extensive than an at-home repair can fix. Car bumper repair costs can range from $50 for a few materials to do it yourself, or up to $1,500 if the damage affects lights, sensors, or cameras on newer models. With damage limited to dents, cracks, or paint scratches, see below for how to DIY these mishaps.


To fix car bumper dents, you’ll need an assortment of tools. You’ll need at the very least: a heat gun, a pry bar, a jack, jack stands, safety glasses, and gloves. To begin the dent removal process, safely elevate your car and remove the splash guard if necessary. Then, warm the affected area with your heat gun. When warmed sufficiently, use the prybar to apply pressure to the dent from the inside out. 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.

Paint Scratches

If you just barely tapped the vehicle in front of you, but you have the scratches to show for it, don’t worry too much! With a buffing compound, a drill, and a touch-up pen, you’ll be driving around Port Orchard scratch-free in no time. First, clean the area well and remove any contaminants. Run your fingernail over the scratch to determine how deep the scratch is, and then buff it with your drill attachment accordingly. You’ll also want to add a layer of clear coat to help blend the paint. Let that dry and paint with your touch-up pen. Allow that to dry fully before hitting the road!


To fix a fiberglass crack, you may want to bring your vehicle to our Bremerton service center. After all, it’s a more extensive and technical repair process, which requires more materials. If you feel prepared to address a fiberglass repair via tutorials, or if you have a knowledge of fiberglass repair, this can be a straightforward fix. A fiberglass repair kit will be in order, and you’ll want to follow the safety instructions carefully!

Schedule Service at Advantage Nissan

Are you ready to get your Nissan car, truck, or SUV looking the way it did when you left our Bremerton dealership? Contact us with any questions, and our service specialists will help you troubleshoot any problems! And of course, we can help you take care of any maintenance or repair issues you may be having.

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