If you’re driving and your vehicle gets rear-ended, you may discover your bumper is dented. Today’s bumpers are very lightweight, so even a small impact can leave your car with a large dent. Depending on the extent of the damage, the bumper may be repairable, but sometimes it must be replaced. We’ll explain how the folks at the Knudtsen ABRA Body Shop, the Coeur D’Alene bumper repair experts, determine whether the bumper can be repaired or replaced.
When you bring your car in for bumper repair in Coeur D’Alene, the service technicians will examine it for damage, making note of whether there are any cracks present. Dents can be pulled out, but a cracked bumper can’t be repaired because the crack has weakened its structure. A cracked bumper isn’t able to provide the proper protection from impacts in the future. So, if the technicians find any cracks in the bumper, it will have to be replaced.
Another issue the service technician will consider is the cost to fix the bumper compared with the cost of replacing it. A small dent that can easily be pulled out will be relatively inexpensive. But a large dent will probably need to be filled in with a special body compound, sanded, and repainted. This can get expensive. In this case, it may be less expensive to simply replace the bumper, saving both time and money. Some of the factors that determine the cost of a bumper repair job include the amount of damage, the location of the damage, the material the bumper is constructed from, and the state of the paint.
While it’s easy to source a bumper for a newer vehicle, if you have an older car, the service technician will have to factor in how easy it is to locate a replacement bumper. If the manufacturer no longer produces factory parts for the model, it can be difficult to find the right bumper for the car. If the service technician feels it will be too hard to locate the right bumper for the vehicle, repairing the bumper may be the only option.
If your car has been involved in an accident in the Coeur D’Alene area, bring it to the Knudtsen ABRA Body Shop. Our expert service technicians are the area’s leading collision repair specialists. We can repair or replace any damaged body part, including bumpers, fenders, body panels, auto glass and more! We work with the major insurance companies, so we can help you with the claims process.
Call our dealership today and make an appointment to have your vehicle inspected by one of our certified service technicians. We’ll supply you with an accurate written estimate and let you know how long the bumper repair should take. You’ll get your car back looking like new.
The Knudtsen ABRA Service Center is located at 1900 E. Poston Ave. in Post Falls, just minutes from Coeur D’Alene. Call us at 877-310-0364 to speak with one of our body shop representatives. You can also schedule your visit on our website. We look forward to helping you.