If you’re like many drivers around Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, MA, you’re wondering when to schedule bumper repair. After all, the bumper of your ride is integral to the performance and the protection of your vehicle. In the guide below by Collision 24, we explain what a car bumper is, why it’s significant, and the signs that it needs to be repaired.
Read on to learn more and reach out to our service team with any questions.
The Function of Bumpers
Bumpers have a specific purpose and one that goes hand in hand with the overall performance and safety of the car’s other parts. The function of the bumper is to help protect your vehicle from minor impacts. In fact, the idea of bumpers acting as a safety feature for drivers and passengers is a misnomer. They’re not often considered a safety feature that protects the occupants of the vehicle.
Since most frontal and rear collisions affect the bumpers, they play a vital role. Bumpers are designed to protect the body of the car from the damage caused by collisions at low speeds, as they absorb crash energy without sustaining any major damage themselves. Bumpers on current cars commonly are made of a plastic cover with a reinforcement bar—comprised of aluminum, steel, fiberglass, or plastic—underneath.
Additionally, there are variations among bumpers, as some are made with protection in mind and some with style at the forefront.
Signs the Bumper Needs Repair or Replacement
There are numerous ways your car’s bumper could get damaged. As with other systems in your ride, the bumpers will exhibit certain signs that they need to be looked at:
- The bumper is cracked: This usually warrants replacement instead of repair. When a bumper cracks, it loses structural integrity, making it less effective at protection in a crash.
- The hooks are compromised: Bumpers have hooks that help them stick to the valance panel, splash guard, and grill. So, if the hooks are broken, the bumper can easily fall off.
- Minor scratches: Most times, scratches on the bumper can be painted over or removed and won’t involve a replacement.
- Small dents: Dents that are considered small or moderate can be repaired. The bumper will not need to be replaced, if no holes or tears are present.
Be aware that staying on top of bumper repair will help the vehicle’s resale value as well as save on more costly repairs in the future. Be sure to let our service department know, if you suspect that your car’s bumpers need eyes on them.
Ways Our Team Can Help
When the time comes for bumper repair, our ASE-certified technicians will step in and get the job done effectively and efficiently. Plus, we use quality parts when working on your ride.
We value our customers and realize how busy life can get, which is why we offer a convenient online scheduler. That way, you can easily schedule an appointment at a time that fits your needs.
Schedule Service Today!
Come see us at Collision 24 for your bumper repair needs. We are here for our neighbors in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, Massachusetts, and are happy to answer any service questions that arise. Contact us today to schedule service!