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Types of Bumper Damage

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A vehicle’s bumpers are very important. In fact, they are designed to protect your vehicle’s hood, trunk, grille, exhaust, and cooling system from any damage during low-speed collisions. If you’ve recently been involved in an accident with another car, a mailbox, curb, or shopping cart, you may need bumper repair.

If you’ve been wondering what type of bumper damage you have, our team at Andy Mohr Collision Centers has the answer for you! Below, we will inform Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, IN, drivers all about the common types of bumper damage, when you will need a repair or replacement, and the other collision services we offer.

The 3 Most Common Types of Bumper Damage

Types of Bumper Damage

Most bumper damage is caused by accidental run-ins with inanimate objects or vehicles. While in some cases, you may have endured severe bumper damage in a major collision, these are the three most common types of bumper damage you may find on your vehicle:

  • Scratches and scrapes—You can get scuffs and scrapes from underestimating the height of a curb or swinging too wide into a parking spot. Regardless, it is an easy fix! This type of damage is typically just paint damage that is easily repairable with a little sanding, smoothing, and repainting.
  • Dents—You may have backed into your mailbox or that large telephone pole at the mall. If your bumper has been dented, you will want our team to fix this sooner rather than later to avoid underlying issues. One way to fix dents is with paintless dent repair or with a replacement.
  • Punctures and tears—If you recently ran into a sharp object that tore your bumper’s surface, you will need to get this sanded and filled in. Our team will clean up the area and use a plastic filler to get rid of the puncture. It’ll look as if it weren’t there in the first place.

When Should I Replace or Repair My Bumper?

If you have any of the three types of bumper damage listed above, you will most likely need simple repair solutions. However, if you have incurred drastic damage to your front or rear bumper, you may need to have the bumper and any affected areas surrounding it replaced.

If you’ve noticed any of the following, you may want to consider replacing your bumper:

  • The bumper is cracked
  • Excessive paint damage
  • Broken or damaged bumper hooks

Regardless of whether you need repair or a replacement, fixing up your bumper is crucial to the wellbeing of you and your car. Plus, your bumper is a huge part of your vehicle’s structure—without a properly functioning bumper, this may cause vehicle integrity and safety issues.


Our Other Post-Collision Services

When Should I Replace or Repair My Bumper

Although our ASE-certified technicians are capable of bumper repair, they can also take care of many other post-collision services, such as:

  • Windshield repair
  • Body panel repair
  • Frame straightening
  • Alloy wheel repair
  • Driveshaft service 

Need Bumper Repair?

If you’re ready to repair that bumper scratch, dent, or tear, you can schedule an estimate over the phone, online, or at Andy Mohr Collision Centers near Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, Indiana!

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