What to Expect from Ray Laethem Collision Center Bumper Service

Unfortunately, the same modern culture which requires the use of a car also leads to accidents in which cars are damaged.

 

Second, to a house, a car is the largest investment and expenditure most people make and as such, it deserves to be properly cared for and kept in top shape. Of course, when an accident occurs at highway speeds the primary concern is that of the well-being of the people involved, but far more common are small “fender bender” accidents in parking lots or driveways.

 

In spite of the colloquial name for such small accidents, it’s often the bumpers which take the brunt of the accident. Although small dents in a bumper don’t typically interrupt how well the vehicle drives, they need to be repaired so the car can look as nice as it was intended and so the bumper can continue to protect the car from any future bumps or minor accidents.

What to Expect from Ray Laethem Collision Center Bumper Service

Unfortunately, the same modern culture which requires the use of a car also leads to accidents in which cars are damaged.

 

Second, to a house, a car is the largest investment and expenditure most people make and as such, it deserves to be properly cared for and kept in top shape. Of course, when an accident occurs at highway speeds the primary concern is that of the well-being of the people involved, but far more common are small “fender bender” accidents in parking lots or driveways.

 

In spite of the colloquial name for such small accidents, it’s often the bumpers which take the brunt of the accident. Although small dents in a bumper don’t typically interrupt how well the vehicle drives, they need to be repaired so the car can look as nice as it was intended and so the bumper can continue to protect the car from any future bumps or minor accidents.

Bumper Repair Service

One aspect of the bumper people overlook is that it is there for a reason. It protects the rest of your car and provides a layer of safety for your passengers. Once damaged, a bumper may not serve such a purpose any longer. Another consideration of a damaged bumper is the question of whether there might be further damage to more vital components behind the bumper. 

Simple Scratches

These are annoying and sometimes can be covered up with touch-up paint. Most dealers will stock touch-up paints for home users to repair minor damage.

Extensive Scratches & Punctures

Repairs are difficult If the bumper is badly scratched, or if the paint is gouged deeply enough that you can feel the scratch. Special filters are needed to restore the surface, and the paints contain “Plasticizers” which allow them to withstand minor flexing without cracking.

Cracks & Dents

Hard impacts that leave dents or large cracks in a bumper may require replacement of the entire bumper. This is not so different from the “Good old Days” of chrome bumpers when damage was beyond a simple straightening and the only solution was a complete replacement. If the damage is the result of an accident, call your insurance carrier. The costs may be covered by your policy and if the accident was not your fault your cost may be zero.

Job Well Done

We have all seen a vehicle where the bumper is completely missing, or held in place by masking tape. This is a perfect example of a bumper that has done its job by protecting the rest of the car. In these cases, there may be hidden damage to the supporting structure behind the bumper. This is another example of why you will need a professional Auto Body Repair shop to get your vehicle back on the road.

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Don't Drive With a Damaged Bumper

Assuming there is no further damage, a bent bumper isn’t terrible to have. Your friends might make fun of your skills as a driver, but that’s likely the least of your concerns. More important is the bumper won’t be able to perform its job again so if a similar accident occurs the damage will be far worse. Another aspect worthy of consideration is how the value of the car will be diminished when it’s time to either conduct a trade-in for a newer model or should you sell the vehicle through a private transaction.

 

When it comes time to repair a bumper, it’s important to have certified mechanics such as Ray Latham Motor Village in Detroit, MI conduct the work. Professional and courteous, we’ll do the job right so you can get back to driving without further concerns.

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