Bumper damage occurs on most fender benders. Although the cost of bumper repair varies, consider having your bumper repaired as soon as possible.
Damage to the front or rear bumpers is unsightly and can adversely affect the value of your vehicle.
4 factors that determine the cost of auto bumper repair
Various factors can determine how much it costs to fix a car bumper. Basic knowledge of each factor will help you better understand the final cost of repair.
When it comes to determining repair costs, the extent of the damage is a significant factor. Common repairs include fixing a bumper with scratches or dents in the paint. In some cases, the bumper itself can break. Whether the damage is to the front or rear bumper also affects the repair price, and repair of the front bumper is usually more expensive if there is air intake damage and cosmetic damage.
2. Work involved
To get a general idea of your labor costs, first determine if the bumper can be recovered and repaired or if it will require a full replacement. Replacement is usually more expensive than a basic repair to the existing bumper. If you have to remove the bumper to replace or repair it, your costs could also increase.
Labor and materials are the two most important costs when it comes to repairing a damaged bumper. Even cosmetic paint jobs can require hours of work if the damage is extensive. A new coat of paint improves the appearance of your car. It also helps maintain its market value and protects the vehicle’s body from the elements. You should consider the amount of time it will take to paint the bumper, as well as the cost of the paint needed for each job.
4. Related maintenance
Any associated harm that may occur while fixing a bumper is overlooked. Some bumper damage doesn’t occur in isolation from the air intake system to the lights. Replacing headlamps or taillights reduces the cost of repair. Until continuing to repair the bumper itself it is necessary to understand the extent of any damage. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove the entire bumper so that your repair specialist can work on other damaged parts of the vehicle. Most bumpers also have more than one trim layer, meaning multiple trim layers may need to be repaired in one session.