When should you repair or replace a car bumper?
Written on the 9 June 2022 by BumperTech
One of the most frequently and easily damaged car part is the front and rear bumpers as they are the first point of contact, whether that be with another car or a pillar in a parking garage. Built to protect the rest of the car and reduce damage, bumpers take the brunt of the action.
One of the questions that we do get is whether to repair a bumper or get it replaced when it has been damaged. Depending on the severity of the damage our qualified technicians will be able to advise what is the best course of action.
The damage to a bumper can consist of scratches, dents, cracks, or breaks. However, not all damage is equal, and the exact type of repair will depend on what has happened to your bumper.
Several common types of bumper damage can be fixed using the following steps:
Scratches are the most common damage to the bumper and can be repaired by sanding and repainting, however deep scratches and chipping require additional time and effort but is still more cost-effective than replacing the bumper.
Dented bumpers can be repaired by competent technicians, firstly by removing the dent and then sanding and repainting any damage to the paint work. It is also possible to repair tears and holes in the bumper but that can depend on the actual size of the damage.
Cracks & Breaks
Cracks and breaks on your car bumper can also be repaired using various techniques and products followed by sanding and repainting any damage to the paint work so it matches the rest of the vehicle. But if the structural integrity of the bumper has been compromised then the bumper will need to be replaced.
Loose Dislodged Bumpers
The hooks and fasteners play a large role in keeping your bumper in place and attached to your car. If they are broken, then the likelihood of the bumper falling off while driving is increased. It is important to get this fixed quickly, with either a repair or replacement, depending on the damage.
The brackets and fasteners play a large role in keeping your bumper in place and attached to the vehicle, if they’re broken or missing then the likelihood of the bumper falling off while driving is increased. It is important to get this fixed with either a repair or replacement depending on damage.
At the end of the day, it is best to get your damaged or scratched bumper assessed by an experienced and qualified repairer like BumperTech, we can evaluate whether it would be a simple repair or in need of replacement and we provide both services. For a free quote contact BumperTech mobile repair services today.