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Bumper Repair: Can It Be Done?

Aug 6, 2008
You can say you have had a bad day if you get rear ended, in a car accident, or if you accidently run or bump into something. However the day you take it to get repaired could be an even worse day. Most times people are discouraged by taking their vehicle to be repaired not only due to the high costs involved, but the fact that they may be out of a vehicle for days or weeks. Finding an honest mechanic can be a challenge as well. Things to consider: Every 17 seconds a reported rear end collision occurs, and every 8.5 seconds an unreported rear end collision occurs. The most frequent accident on the road is the rear end collision, at almost 29.7%, and 75% of these accidents occur at less than 10 mph. Something else to consider is that 36% of all minor auto body damage is to the front or rear bumper.

More than a third!

One in three people with auto body damage have plastic bumper damage.

So if you unfortunately find yourself in a situation where your bumper needs repair know that you are not alone.

There are some practical solutions for you so, read on about what can be done.

Some mechanics or auto body shops will tell you that your bumper will need to be completely replaced. Well that will involve an average of two days to repair depending on how busy the shop is at that time. Also it will cost you at a minimum 500 dollars and up from there. This is an option for you, however it is not the only or most cost effective option you have.

The fact is that bumpers have changed as does everything else in time. They used to be made of sheet metal, now the metal bumper is covered by a plastic fascia in hopes that minor abrasions might pop out more easily. However the plastic can bend, break or rip.

The best solution would be to bring it to auto reconditioning shop. Auto Reconditioning, also known as Minor Damage Repair, is defined as the repair of vehicles that do not require welding or frame work. The majority of these repairs require between 2-6 labor hours (actual hands-on time) to repair. These repairs include body and paint repair, replacement of "bolt" on parts, and glass and interior repairs. Typical damage includes scratches, dents, chips and gouges. This type of shop can repair your bumper and save you money. Also in most cases it can be done in just a few hours. This would save you time and money, since you will not have to rent a car or be totally out of car. If you find a really good shop they may even offer to come to you to fix your bumper! For this to work in your favor you will need to choose a shop that is professional, experienced, and that uses the highest quality paints and sealants.Start looking for an auto body shop today to take care of your bumper needs.
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Plastic bumper repair can be done; you just need to find the right San Diego bumper repair shop for the job!
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