You’ve had your car for a while now. You love driving it. It runs great. You just can’t help flinching every time you walk around it and see the scrapes and cracks from where you backed up into a post that you just didn’t see. It makes you crazy, but you just don’t want to have to file a claim on your insurance or pay for a new bumper out of pocket. You’ll be happy to discover that replacing the bumper is not the only option. It is possible to choose bumper repair instead of replacement. Here are some great reasons why you should.
No Wait Time
One of the biggest headaches with having a car bumper replaced once you’ve decided to go that route is the wait time. Typically, the replacement bumper needs to be ordered, and can take days or even a week or more to arrive at the repair shop. And since it’s hard for the shop to know when your bumper will arrive, you won’t be added to the schedule until after it does arrive. If you’re using a good shop that is busy all the time, you’ll have to wait to get on the schedule once the bumper arrives as well, adding to the delay. Choosing plastic bumper repair instead eliminates all the wait time. You can simply make the appointment with the shop according to both your schedules and get the work done.
Save Money with Plastic Bumper Repair
Buying a new bumper is expensive. You have the cost of removing the old bumper, installing the new bumper, and painting the entire thing. All of that takes a technician’s time and all of that is expensive. You also have the cost of the bumper itself and likely a disposal fee for the old one. Having this done can be anywhere from $2100 and up. These costs go away when you repair your bumper instead. There’s no replacement bumper cost, no removal and installation cost, and you only have to have the affected area on the bumper painted. There is the added time of doing the repair and buffing and grinding, but that is small by comparison. Car bumper repair just makes sense from a money perspective.
Bumper Repair is Good for the Environment
Plastic car bumpers are big. They can’t be recycled. They go straight into landfills. Having your bumper repaired instead of replaced means all that waste doesn’t end up in the landfill. You can also look for a shop that uses water borne paints instead of oil based to further help reduce carbon use. At the same time ask your shop if they reuse or recycle their paint solvents to help minimize their carbon footprint. These kinds of shops may not be easy to find in your area, but if the issue of environment impact is important to you, take a little time to see what is available near you.
Do it Yourself
If you’re comfortable doing this kind of work yourself, you’ll be able to save some money by doing your bumper repair yourself. The only thing lacking might be the specific instructions on how to do it step by step. Happily this information is available online along with supplies you’ll need. You should be able to find a video detailing the process to help get you going if you get stuck.
As you can see, there are many good reasons why you should choose bumper repair instead of bumper replacement. You’ll save time, money and the environment, and can do it yourself if you like. What are you waiting for? Make your repair and feel pride in your ride again.