How to Repair Deep Scratches on a Car

October 15th, 2018 by

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Nebraska workers from Lincoln to Omaha count on big trucks like the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Silverado 2500HD for major towing and hauling needs, but all that work leads to some body damage along the way. The auto body professionals at our Sid Dillon Body Shops are here to help you learn how to repair deep scratches on a car — and we’re happy to take care of your scratches if you need help.

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How Can I Fix Deep Scratches on a Car?

A minor car scratch is fairly easy to fix with a little bit of buff and some elbow grease, but a deep scratch requires more attention than that. There are a few different things you can try to take care of a deep car scratch on your own, including options like:

  1. Use matching spray or touch-up paint to cover the scratch.
  2. Apply toothpaste to the scratch.
  3. Use an advanced scratch repair kit.

If none of these options work or you would rather rely on a professional before risking further cosmetic damage to your car, your local Sid Dillon Body Shop can take care of it for you.

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Deep Scratches on a Car?

The cost of deep scratches in your car can vary significantly depending on:

  1. Where the scratch is on the car
  2. How long the scratch is
  3. How deep the scratch is
  4. What kind of paint job you have on your car

In general, you’re probably looking at a bill of between $150 and $500 or more.

Does Car Insurance Cover Dents and Scratches?

It depends on the kind of insurance coverage you’ve purchased for your car. However, even if dents and scratches are covered on your car, it usually makes more financial sense to just pay for it yourself or do a DIY fix, because you’ll usually still end up having to cover the cost on your insurance deductible.

Schedule Scratch Repair Near Omaha

If you’re looking for a team of auto body professional you can count on for everything from deep scratches to dents, paint jobs, and detailing, you can count on the team at your nearest Sid Dillon Body Shop. We have locations in Blair, Fremont, Lincoln, and Wahoo, and you can contact us anytime!


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