Our team at Interstate Dent Company understands that you want to do everything you can to keep your car in good shape and safe to drive, but we also understand that you don’t want to waste money on replacement parts if the ones you have can be repaired. When it comes to damage to your bumper, it can be difficult to tell whether it would be better to repair it or replace it altogether. In this article, our team will go over some of the criteria we use to evaluate whether bumper repair is a viable solution or whether replacement is called for. Knowing these criteria can help you better assess the damage for yourself.
- Cracks- One of the biggest factors on whether bumper repair is a viable option is the presence of cracks. While dents can typically be removed without affecting the structural integrity of the bumper, the same is not true for cracks. Patching them will leave weak spots, meaning you’ll have less protection in the event of another accident. Because of this, if your bumper is cracked, it will need to be replaced.
- Price- Another consideration in the bumper repair vs. replacement decision is how much each option will cost. If the dent is small and can be pulled out easily, the cost will be minor. However, if the dent is large and needs to be refilled and repainted, it may actually cost less to just replace the bumper rather than pay for the longer repair process. Our team at Interstate Dent Company will always recommend the option that we feel will be the best use of your money.
- Availability- On the flip side, there are cases where bumper repair is the easier option. If you drive a classic or specialty car, there may not be many replacement bumpers available for that model. In such cases, our team will provide top-notch bumper repair services to keep your car as safe as possible on the road.