Bumper damage repair is a frustrating expense but one that immediately has to be taken care of. Stud Road Panels, as one of Melbourne’s premier smash repair garages, has a few reasons why you should have your bumper repaired right after a collision.
Even if you have been involved in a minor accident an you’re not at fault, with damaged bumpers your insurance company will refuse to cover any physical damage to your car next time you’re involved in an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Unless you have your damaged bumpers repaired, your insurance company drop damage coverage for your car.
Insurance companies may also only pay part of your claim, covering only new damage to the vehicle, if old damage has not been repaired. It makes perfect sense to repair any existing damage as soon as the damage occurs, as opposed to running the risk of the same part of the vehicle getting damaged again, potentially exacerbating any further damage that occurs.
Even though a damaged bumper may seem innocuous, unless it is quickly repaired it could cause further damage in a future collision. The next time your vehicle is involved in an accident it may damage your vehicle enough to cancel its roadworthy as it wasn’t properly protected. It is much smarter to pay less for the damage once the damage occurs, as opposed to risking paying far more in the future.
2. Risk of Further Damage
A bumper is designed for a sole purpose: to reduce the damage to your car in the event of a collision. They get the job done efficiently, but once the bumper has been damaged it cannot protect the body of your car as it had in the past. Inspecting from the outside, any impact to a bumper may seem like surface damage, but the damage may be far more superior than it seems.
It can be difficult to notice any further damage that a dented bumped has caused your vehicle. However, there are major complications a broken bumper can cause the inside of your vehicle. For example, a cracked bumper may allow water to access the internal structure and cause rusting. This potential long-term damage can only be stopped by having your vehicle fully restored.
Bumpers are fitted to vehicles to make collisions safer. Without them, any collision could impact the car’s metal chassis. Even if you have a minor collision that has damaged your bumper, it is imperative to get the vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
Sometimes the damage may be hidden from your view, and therefore it is vital to take your vehicle to a garage for an inspection and repair of even the smallest amount of damage. Perhaps you weren’t involved in the accident yourself, and that someone hit your vehicle when you weren’t driving it? Regardless, it is imperative to have fully intact bumpers – front and rear – or they won’t be able to protect your vehicle the next time you’re in a collision.