The Importance of Bumper Repair
But this hasn’t always been the case. Vehicle bumpers have evolved greatly over the last half century. In the days of American muscle cars, bumpers were merely for appearance and could absorb little impact during a crash. In the mid-1970s, new laws were created that mandated car manufacturers to strengthen the bumpers so that they could absorb shock energy and minimize damage to other parts of a vehicle during a low-speed crash.
Because of their location and purpose, bumpers often end dented, dinged, and otherwise damaged. Rarely do drivers worry about bumper damage. After all, it doesn’t affect the overall performance of the vehicle. But that statement is only a half-truth. This is why correct bumper repair is so important.
What To Do
When it comes to bumper damage, the “better safe than sorry” rule applies. Even though the situation outlined above is the exception, it is meant to demonstrate how small outer damage can lead to internal issues. Proper inspection and bumper repair is very important for both safety and resale value of your vehicle.
Instead of just assuming everything is fine and hoping for the best, you should seek an inspection and schedule repairs if necessary. One of our auto body specialists at Orlando Auto Body can tell you if the damage is simply cosmetic or something much deeper. Fixing the damage now can save you hundreds of dollars down the road and stop further damage to your vehicle if another accident were to occur. To schedule an inspection, give us a call at 480-485-4653.