Your car bumpers take a lot of abuse, from unexpected hazards like runaway parking lot grocery carts, flying chunks of road debris, minor fender benders and of course common bumper damage from New York City Accidents. As a result, many drivers tend to ignore superficial damage to their vehicle’s bumper, and put off repairs to save some money and time. But is that a smart move when it comes to your safety in the long run? For starters, having a bumper with cracks, scratches or dents just doesn’t cosmetically look good after you get your car washed. In addition, there are several other reasons why you should promptly get your bumper fixed, even when it’s only sustained minor damage. Here are a few important things to remember when it comes to repairing minor Bumper Damage to your car.
Car bumpers are made to absorb the force of an impact sustained during either a front or rear-end collision while protecting the engine compartment, trunk, and most importantly, the occupants. Even superficial damage can weaken the structural integrity of your bumper, notably its internal accident protection components like:
- Bumper absorbers. These are usually made of Styrofoam or durable plastic and are located between the bumper cover and metal bumper itself. Upon impact, the absorbers take the force and direct it outwards in all directions.
- Bumper bar. Also called a “bumper reinforcement”, a bumper bar strengthens the bumper’s entire structure. They are typically made of durable metal and painted to match the bumper cover’s color.
If either of these parts are weakened by a minor fender bender, when a subsequent collision occurs, especially a high-impact one, they could fail to protect the vehicle, driver, and passengers as designed. Not only does this pose a serious injury risk to the occupants, but it could mean more extensive, and costly, damage to your vehicle.
INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR CAR BUMPERS
Let’s say that you decided not to have that minor front bumper damage repaired to save a few bucks, and the absorbers and/or bumper bar were weakened without your knowledge. Later, you’re involved in another front-end accident, resulting in serious damage to the engine compartment. An insurance adjuster could potentially inspect the vehicle and notice the old bumper damage. They may then determine that the previous damage structurally compromised the bumper’s integrity, allowing the force of the most recent crash to cause more-extensive and “unnecessary” repairs. In a worst-case scenario, your insurance company has the right to decline your claim altogether, and then you’ll be forced to pay out-of-pocket for all the repairs.
Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn’s Local Bumper Repair Experts
Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company.
Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims. We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions. We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork.
We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies. Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies. Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval.
As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts.
Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly.
Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!