How Many Times Can You Repair Your Bumper Before it’s Unsafe?

Published On: July 17, 2019

Almost all Laguna Niguel drivers will receive a dent or scratch on their bumper at some point. Driving in the infamous Southern California traffic every day, it’s inevitable that your car will receive auto body damage. Even though you restore your bumper to look like new, there’s a certain point where you’ll need to replace your bumper rather than repair it, even if the damage is minor. Your bumper can only be repaired a certain number of times before it poses a larger danger to you and your passengers. Here’s why you should consider bumper replacement rather than bumper repair.

Protect Essential Parts of Your Vehicle

Bumpers are designed to protect essential parts of your car such as the hood, trunk, fuel, exhaust, cooling systems, and safety equipment. When your bumper is damaged, this protection system becomes compromised, and any future accidents could severely damage these crucial parts of your car. Even if you repair your bumper each time it receives damage, the structural integrity of your bumper will not be exactly the same as it originally was, especially after multiple incidents. After you’ve had several accidents that resulted in bumper damage, whether or not you’ve received bumper repair afterward, you should consider replacing your bumper entirely in order to ensure that your car is fully protected.

Avoid Underlying Bumper Damage

Damage to your bumper can also mask more extensive structural damage that isn’t obvious on the surface. The part of the bumper that receives the noticeable dent is merely cosmetic. Underneath, there is a layer of metal which provides the real bumper structure. If this part of the bumper receives damage, it will need to be repaired or replaced to preserve the effectiveness of the bumper. If this inner bumper is damaged repeatedly, it will no longer be able to absorb energy, and any future collisions could prove to be much more dangerous than they normally would be. If your bumper has been damaged and repaired several times, it’s advised that you take your car into a bumper repair specialist to have them inspect the inner structural bumper and replace your cosmetic bumper in order to ensure that the safety of your vehicle is not compromised. 

We Provide Trustworthy Service

Here at Bumper Buddies, your safety is our top priority. If you have minor bumper damage or dents, we would be more than happy to help you and send our mobile bumper repair service to your location for repairs. However, if you have major body damage or need a bumper replacement, we will always be transparent and recommend that you visit a body shop for your repairs. We will never accept a job that we aren’t confident in and that we feel could put you at risk. We value your safety over a job, so when you consult Bumper Buddies, you can feel confident that our advice is from one concerned driver to another, not just from a business to a potential customer.

Bumper Buddies strives to provide high-quality and efficient service that you can trust. Your safety and satisfaction are always our number one priority. If you have minor body damage or are in need of bumper repair, call Bumper Buddies at (949) 312-4433 for a free quote and to schedule an appointment. Our mobile bumper repair service will travel to whatever Laguna Niguel location is most convenient for you and complete all repairs in just a matter of hours. 

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