A damaged bumper looks bad, but this component isn't there just for appearance. It's also a safety feature, and your safety may be at risk if it's not up to par. What's more, it can be expensive to fix. If your car's bumper is damaged, don't let it expose you--expose the fact that you had a little fender bender, expose you to unnecessary risk, and expose your wallet to outrageous repair bills. Instead, bring your vehicle to Gunter Automotive Collision Center. You'll find us conveniently located at 4760 Greensboro Rd Ridgeway, VA 24148, Ridgeway, Virginia. That's easy to find, just off the 220/58 interchange. We're here to suit your convenience. You can get an estimate in person (on paper) or virtually (electronically). Schedule your appointment by calling (276) 956-6152, using our online scheduling feature, or simply dropping by because walk-ins are always welcome.
Bumper Construction And Function
The earliest vehicle bumpers were more about appearance than function. By contrast, today's bumpers are safer than they are eye-catching. They help mitigate major structural damage if you're involved in a low-impact collision. They absorb a lot of shock in a more major crash, preventing it from transferring to you and your passengers. Outside, front and rear bumpers are usually made of plastic and painted to match the car. Inside, they're made of materials that help absorb shock. Since these bumpers are not designed for towing applications, they don't include hardware for installing trailer hitches. Some vehicles, particularly trucks and SUVs, have step bumpers, a style that includes a cut-away area that resembles a step in the license plate area where a ball hitch can be attached. Some small trucks may have a roll pan bumper that is conducive to use with a center hitch. As the designation suggests, Cowboy bumpers are easily visually identifiable and are sturdy enough to tow a heavy load. Finally, some bumpers designed for offroad use forego concealing plastic covers and display their tube designs.
Reputable Bumper Repair Near You
Because bumpers are a key safety component and not just a cosmetic feature, auto manufacturers have had to shift from a focus solely on appearance to following federal standards. If your bumper has a minor scratch, we may be able to touch it up with matching paint or buff out the blemish. If the plastic bumper cover is damaged beyond a minimal scratch, we can replace the plastic wrap, painting it to match your vehicle. However, if the bumper is cracked, crushed, or otherwise not essentially intact, we will need to replace it for you. That's the best and safest approach to ensure passengers are protected inside the vehicle. At Gunter Automotive Collision Center in Ridgeway, VA, we can take care of this for you no matter what make or model you drive. We're an I-Car Gold facility employing ASE-certified technicians, and we back our work with a lifetime warranty on repairs.