If you’ve recently been in an accident or maybe you drive an older car, something you might encounter is a loose front bumper. This part of your car largely works to protect the rest of your vehicle’s components from damage, so it’s important to have it repaired. In order to help Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington drivers ensure their cars’ bodies are in good shape, we’ve brought you this guide on how to care for your bumper. The team at Andy Mohr Collision Center wants to make sure your car is running properly after an accident.
What Is Your Car’s Bumper?
This may seem a bit like this question has an obvious answer, but your front bumper is actually a lot more complex than what you see at first glance. To start, the part of your bumper that you’re likely thinking of is probably called the bumper fascia. This is more of a covering that offers protection to the actual bumper, which is more integrated with your frame. Underneath the bumper fascia is a multitude of parts that will be exposed to the elements. It’s for this reason it’s important to make sure you have this part attached as it’s a very important form of protection outside of just making your car look great.
What to Do If Your Bumper Is Hanging Off?
If your bumper is hanging off your car, you want to take care of it quickly to ensure no extra damage occurs. Take a look at the bumper. Is it loose but not fully hanging yet? Is it dragging on the road and hindering your driving? Has it fallen off completely? These factors greatly determine what you should do in this situation. In general, if damage or wear to your bumper has become bad enough that it’s actually hanging off, it’s best to have a professional ASE-certified mechanic look at it. If the damage is significant enough, you may need to have your bumper replaced entirely. How badly damaged your bumper is can really affect what can be done about the hanging bumper. In many cases, bumpers hang off because of collisions; however, they can also be caused by age. In cases of a malfunction or corrosion, a bumper can often be reattached at home without having to replace it. If you know what you’re doing and you have the right auto parts to secure the bumper, you might be able to keep the bumper stable at least until you can visit the shop. It’s good to stay on top of any maintenance to your car’s body, though—so don’t wait to get any repairs done.
Schedule Bumper Repair at Our Service Centers
When you drive through the Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington areas every day, you want to make sure your car is in good shape. To help you with that, Andy Mohr Collision Center is here to take care of any body maintenance that your car needs. If you’re interested in having your front bumper replacement, schedule a service appointment with us online or over the phone today!