Unturned: Repair car, This is how it Works [Guide]

Published: Jan. 04, 2024
Updated: Jan. 04, 2024

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In the popular multiplayer survival game Unturned, vehicles occasionally need repairs. Alex, our expert on this blocky DayZ-like game, explains how it's done.

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • The tools needed for car repairs in Unturned.
  • Where in the game world you can find these tools.
  • How to repair cars.

Repair Cars in Unturned: This is the Tool you Need

Unturned Repair Car Guide

The survival hit Unturned takes inspiration from the genre giant DayZ, but uses a blocky aesthetic. Consequently, in this creation by Smartly Dressed Games, vehicles have a limited lifespan as wild zombie hordes frequently render the player's vehicles inoperable.

When a vehicle is damaged, a thorough repair is necessary, but newcomers to Unturned often don't know how to fix a car. This was once also a challenge for our expert Alex, who has been loyal to the game since 2017. Anyway, by now, he certainly knows the answer: cars are repaired using a blowtorch (also known as a welding torch).

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Details of the Blowtorch / Welding Torch

For blowtorches, which can also be used as melee weapons (they inflict slightly more damage than fists), the following details apply:

  • Item ID: 76
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Type: Repair tool, melee weapon
  • Repairs: Cars, planes, boats, barricades, and other structures
  • Inventory slots: 2
  • Category: Secondary weapon

To get a visual idea of this helpful tool, you can refer to the image below. With its "Uncommon" rarity, it's clear that the blowtorch isn't easily found everywhere in the open world.

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Where to Find Blowtorches in Unturned

Fortunately, there's a straightforward answer to where you can find blowtorches in Unturned. They are always available in:

  • Workshops (Mechanic)
  • Petrol stations

You can see an example of a mechanic in the image below. Simply go inside and keep an eye out for the repair tool, which is usually openly placed among the workshop's inventory.

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While blowtorches aren't very common in Unturned, they are definitely waiting to be picked up at gas stations and workshops.

How to Repair a Car in Unturned

Once you've acquired a blowtorch, open your inventory and equip the item. Then, stand in front of the damaged vehicle and press the action key. Your character will then hold the blowtorch over the car and begin the repair process.

Is Unturned from Roblox?

No, but Nelson Sexton (alias DeadzoneZackZak), the developer of Unturned, is indeed a former Roblox developer who first used the platform for game development in 2013. His game at the time, Deadzone, was similar to Unturned and was seen by parts of the Roblox community as a clone of the genre companion Apocalypse Rising.

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Und nun einfach die Lötlampe aktivieren – das Auto wird dann repariert. (Unturned)

When is the repair finished? In the screenshot above, you can see an ongoing repair. Pay attention to the lower left end of the "hood", where a dark crosshair is located. This indicates that the work is not yet complete. Once the crosshair disappears, your vehicle is back in top condition.

The same method applies to repairing the previously mentioned planes, boats, and barricades. Anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to use the comment section below the article.

Unturned has been available since July 7, 2017, for PC (Steam), Linux, macOS, PlayStation 5/4, Xbox Series X/S/One, and GeForce Now, following a three-year Early Access phase. The game uses a free-to-play model.


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After graduating from high school, I initially wanted to study instrumental music. However, eventually I pursued a career as a video game journalist, which I started at the prestigious Ehapa-Verlag publisher, among others. Today, I share my extensive video game expertise with Guided. I benefit from over 40 years of experience with PC and console games, as well as my work in game development for the indie studio Knights of Bytes. I understand how video games work, and I also know how to convey my knowledge in an understandable manner.
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