How much does it cost to fix a car bumper or damage in Santa Clara California?
At Car West in Santa Clara California, we fix all cars with all kinds of damage. Some of those repairs are almost, well… rather routine. Bumper repair is one of those very common and routine repairs. It is also one of the repairs that we get the most calls on, because most people are exploring whether to pay for a repair out of pocket or to involve their insurance company. This situation could even describe you, right now.
The severity of the bumper damage runs the gamut from minor scrapes and dents to severe front-end damage that requires a total rebuild. Some front-end damage is so bad that it can total out the car.
The reason for that is cars that are built today are designed to absorb most of the energy from a crash and keep it out of the occupant compartment where the driver and passengers are seated. As a result when a car hits something forcefully such as another vehicle, the car almost explodes into chunks of bumper, grill, headlights and fender. The energy from the impact is designed to spread out over the easily replaceable panels.
Automotive bumper covers are mostly cosmetic and are designed to take a front end hit at 5 mph and after that it is designed to tear, dent or even shatter. How many times have you seen entire bumper covers lying on the side of a highway when driving around Santa Clara?
Most of the minor front bumper damage we see is a result of customers pulling up too far in parking spaces, getting hit by debris on an Santa Clara road, bumping into a tow hitch, hitting a steep curb, bottoming out, or scraping another car in a parking lot.
The major front-end damage usually happens during collisions with other cars on the road, collisions with deer, or with guard rails and other structures.
Bumper damage can range from being unsightly to making your car undrivable. In the Santa Clara market, the cost to repair this damage can be as little as $200 or as much as several thousand dollars.
To determine the cost of your car’s front bumper repair, any auto body shop in Santa Clara would need to look at the following factors:
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