December 4, 2023

Nothing can ruin the look of a car, quite like scratched paint. The problem is car paint is easy to scratch, and getting a car painted can cost a lot of money. Thankfully, there are plenty of tips and even more urban legends for repairing car paint, so we decided to bring some of the best DIY tips for fixing car scratches. 

someone scratching a car's paint with a screw driver

A man scratches car paint with a screwdriver | Angelika Warmuth/picture alliance via Getty Images

How much does a scratch on a car cost to fix? 

According to Consumer Insurance Report, car scratches vary, as do the costs to repair them. Some light scratches can be repaired professionally for around $150, but deeper scratches can easily cost over $2k to fix. The average cost of a total scratch repair is $3,500. Paintwork for cars is one of the most expensive jobs to have done on your car. This is why if you can fix a scratch on your car yourself, it can be worthwhile. 


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