3 Places on Your Car Most Likely to Experience Accident Damage

If you live or work in Downtown LA, then you know how horrendous the traffic always is. No matter what time of day or day of the week it is, there’s constantly bumper-to-bumper traffic. This heavy traffic makes fender benders and auto collisions inevitable, so it’s a matter of when rather than if. Collisions come in all sizes, but the damage caused by them usually has patterns. These are the three places on your vehicle most likely to experience damage in the case of a car accident.

#1. Fenders & Headlights

Your car’s fender and headlights are one of the areas most likely to be damaged in an accident. This damage usually occurs due to side end collisions, although swerving in anticipation of an impact can cause damage to result from a head-on collision as well. Your headlights are especially susceptible to damage because they are only made with plastic, rather than the sturdy metal that makes up the rest of your front bumper. This means that they will shatter and break much more easily than the rest of your fender or bumper. Luckily, your headlights are also one of the easiest and most affordable parts of your car to repair.

#2. Wheels

Wheel damage makes up 15 percent of all car collision damage. Because they are located on all four corners of your vehicle, there’s a much higher likelihood that at least one of them will be affected in a collision. Whether you experience a front end impact, rear impact, or side-impact, your tires are vulnerable. Your tires can also be damaged by potholes, debris, curbs, and nails on a daily basis. Luckily, wheels are fairly inexpensive to replace, and you can replace one at a time rather than all four if only one is damaged.

#3. Front & Rear Bumper

Your car’s bumpers are the number one area most susceptible to auto collision damage. The front bumper alone accounts for almost a third of all car accident damages. Whether you rear-end someone or they rear-end you, these types of accidents are by far the most common in Downtown LA. Although bumpers are made to withstand heavy impacts, even small cracks can turn into major damage quickly. The bumper damage can spread and become aggravated over time, so it’s always wise to repair even the smallest bumper scrapes right away. Here at Bumper Buddies, we can repair bumper scrapes, scratches, and dents for a fraction of the cost of a traditional auto body shop, but with the same tools and quality.

If you spend your rush hour driving through Downtown LA and you’ve experienced car damage as the result of a fender bender, call Bumper Buddies. Our mobile bumper repair service will travel to wherever is most convenient for you and completely repair your damage in just a matter of hours. We offer a 3-year warranty on all of our work, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you’d like to find out more about our services, receive a free estimate, or schedule an appointment, contact us via phone or online form and we’ll get back to you right away.