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How to Fix a Dent in Your Car

No matter how careful you are with your car, it’s going to happen to you at some point. Whether or not it’s your fault, you will end up with a dent in your car. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be an expensive fix. Here is how to fix a dent in your car so that you don’t have to spend any money.

 

Plunger Method

The plunger method is probably the simplest way to fix a dent in your car. All that you need is a suction cup that is the size of the dent. If nothing else is available, the plunger from your bathroom will work just fine. Simply place the suction cup on the dent, and plunge gently until the dent pops out.

 

Hot/Cold Method

If the plunger method doesn’t work, or you don’t have a suction cup of any kind, the next method is the hot/cold method. All that you need is a hairdryer and some ice. Without holding the hairdryer too close to the car, warm up the area around the dent to make it malleable. Once it is sufficiently warm, apply the ice to the area to pop out the dent.

 

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How to Put Air in Tires

tiresNow that winter is over and spring has officially started, it’s time to check your tires’ air levels. Cold weather makes tire pressure fluctuate, so get yourself a good pressure gauge if you don’t have one, and follow these steps on how to put air in tires.

First, find the valve stem on the inside of the tire, uncap it, and put the end of your pressure gauge into the stem to check the pressure. If the pressure is lower than the psi suggested in your owner’s manual, you need to add air.

The easiest way to do this is to go to a gas station. Most have consoles where you can put air in your tires for a quarter. Park close to the air pump. Just like when you checked the pressure, unscrew the cap on the valve stem.

Start the machine and place the tip of the air pump into the valve stem and let the air flow in. If you hear a loud rush of air, it probably isn’t secured properly, so wiggle it around. Check the pressure as you go. When you’re done, recap the valve stems and repeat as needed on the other tires.