Bumper Repair in San Antonio
When you get into an accident, even a minor one, it is a stressful situation. You have to make sure you and the rest of the people in your car are safe. Then you have to check on the people in the other car. You need to exchange insurance information with any other drivers involved in the accident. Finally, you have to examine your vehicle and make sure it is still drivable and doesn’t have any major damage.
If you are lucky, the only damage to your car is to the bumpers. However, bumpers play an essential role in protecting the rest of your car from further damage.
Your Bumper is the First Line of Defense
A century ago, when the first cars were invented, bumpers served a solely functional purpose. They were just bars of steel, welded on to the frame of the vehicle to protect it and the people inside in case of an accident. Early cars resembled carnival bumper cars more than what we see today. Over the years, bumpers moved under the outer shell of the vehicle where they could blend in with the rest of the body of the car, but they continued to serve the same critical safety purpose. Whenever your vehicle receives an impact to the front or the rear, your bumpers will absorb the damage and keep you safe.
This critical role is why it is so important to have your bumpers checked after even a minor accident if it is a chance damage has occurred. If your bumper is majorly dented and hanging off the car, it is easy to know that it needs to be fixed. However, even if there isn’t any visible damage, you still need to have your bumpers checked out for integrity.
A damaged bumper– misalignment, a bolt sheared, or something else seemingly minor – it could have catastrophic or fatal consequences if you have another accident.
Types of bumpers
Most bumpers consist of either rigid plastic or semi-rigid plastic. They need to be repaired by a trained body shop technician so that you can trust them to be safe when you get back in the vehicle. Luckily, for the right technician, repairing either kind of bumper is safe and uncomplicated.
Thermoplastic bumpers are created by melting countless tiny plastic pellets. This melted plastic is then injecting into a mold. After the plastic has cooled, it is a new bumper. These kinds of bumpers are flexible, reusable, recyclable, and cost-effective. That is why thermoplastic bumpers are the most common. Our team is quite skilled at repairing thermoplastic bumpers and can do so quickly. We will make it look like they were never damaged in the first place.
Thermoset bumpers, on the other hand, are made by combining two different polymer materials, which crosslink to each other. Bumpers made in this manner are highly durable, but they are more difficult to repair. If you have this type of bumper, you want to make sure that you go to a well-trained and experienced body shop.
Expert bumper repair at your convenience
North Park Minor Collision should always be your first call for bumper repair. Our highly skilled staff of car repair experts knows how to fix any bumper damage so you can drive your vehicle with worry. Return to the road knowing that you and your loved ones are safe. We take pride in delivering the highest quality repairs at a low price.
Our body shop technicians work fast to get you driving again. Most of the time, your bumper repair will be quick and easy. However, if we need to keep your car for any length of time, we make dropping off your vehicle easy. You can even pick up and drop off a car rental right at our location.
You might choose to pay for your bumper repair out of pocket to prevent your insurance costs from rising. We keep things as inexpensive as possible, but if you decide to go through your insurance company for the repair costs, we can help streamline that process as well. In fact, we will work directly with your insurance company to get your repairs covered, so that you can skip that step entirely.
Accidents are stressful, but they do not have to be costly. At North Park Minor Collision, estimates are always free. If you have recently been in a minor collision, drop by and let us check on the safety of your bumpers, so that you can get back on the road with confidence.