January 1, 2019

It’s no surprise that front bumper damage accounts for a third of all accident damage. While bumpers are designed to protect the rest of a vehicle, it’s still likely that at some point, your bumper will face some wear and tear—whether that’s from a minor accident, parking mishap or icy snow bank.

Your bumper damage might be minor, but it’s also just the beginning. Here’s why you should repair your vehicle as soon as possible.

1. Safety

Repairing your vehicle’s minor bumper damage is about more than aesthetics. It’s also about safety. Bumpers are meant to absorb the impact from a front or rear-end collision, so without a fully functioning one, you and your loved ones could be in danger. Get your bumper checked out to ensure your safety while driving!

2. Vehicle longevity.

Bumper damage, even minor, can lead to extensive problems down the road. If you expose parts of your vehicle frame to the elements, you’re increasing your vehicle’s chance of rust and structure damage. If your bumper is partially detached, that portion will only worsen with time. Visit a certified technician at your local collision shop so you can reshape the bumper, repair any damage, and avoid larger problems in the future.

3. Resale value.

If you plan to sell your vehicle in the future, keep in mind that vehicles with bumper damage will turn off potential buyers. Not only will a damaged bumper drop your vehicle’s overall condition for dealership resale, but individual buyers will also not be interested once they see the damage. Fix your bumper damage as soon as possible to increase the resale value of your vehicle down the road.

4. Insurance liability.

We’ve all had situations where we’ve tried to file an insurance claim only to find out it was denied. Failure to repair your vehicle damage is another one of those situations. If you have a damaged bumper and proceed to get into an accident, an appraiser could easily spot that damage and conclude that it’s so extensive because of your failure to repair the vehicle in the first place. You’d then be increasing your chance of paying for out-of-pocket repairs. Get the damaged fix to save money, time and hassle!

5. Paint damage.

When you ignore minor bumper damage, you could also be ignoring paint damage—and with time, this only gets worse. Weather conditions and everyday driving can cause cracks to grow larger, causing your vehicle’s body to flake, peel and rust. Schedule an appointment to have your vehicle’s paint restored today.

Does your vehicle have minor bumper damage?

Whether your vehicle’s bumper has minor dings, dents or major collision damage, Northeast Collision is here to help. Our certified technicians provide quality work, attention to detail, and unparalleled customer service when it comes to collision repair.

Whether you already have an estimate or need to request one online, we can also work with your insurance company on any differences on your behalf. We’re dedicated to returning your vehicle in top-notch condition and making sure you’re back safely on the road. Learn more about our services or contact us today to see how we can help restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition or better!