Whether you’ve been in a collision, a wayward shopping cart found its way to your car or someone rear-ended you while checking their email, you are probably facing minor bumper damage. While it’s tempting to ignore superficial bumper damage and delay repairs to save time and money, it isn’t a good idea to hold off on repairing minor bumper damage.
Preserve Your Car’s Resale Value
Any car with minor bumper damage is a huge red flag to any potential buyer because many times bumper damage is the tip of the iceberg. Any noticeable bumper damage can be the difference between categories for your vehicle and downgrade things from “good” to “fair,” costing you hundreds in value. Even if you are trading in your vehicle with minor bumper damage, the rate you are offered will be reduced.
Your bumper is designed to absorb force during an impact on the front or back of your vehicle and protect the trunk, engine and passengers. Minor bumper damage can weaken the structural integrity of your bumper and prevent it from fully protecting you in a crash. If your bumper absorber or bumper bar was weakened in a collision, it might not be able to stop serious damage to your vehicle next time something happens.
Future Insurance Claims
If you neglect to have minor bumper damage repaired and the bumper bar or absorbers were weakened as a result, you could be in for bad news after a future collision. If an insurance adjuster examines your vehicle and notices the past damage, they could determine that it was the cause of the current damage. Your insurer could deny your claim altogether, or rule that some of the repairs are unnecessary due to the past minor bumper damage. If you can’t afford to pay out of pocket for major body work and engine repair after a collision, you can’t afford not to have minor bumper damage repaired now.
Repair Your Minor Bumper Damage at Maven Motors
Maven Motors is dedicated to helping every customer find the car of their dreams, and keep the cars that they have in great shape. From auto sales to collision repair, we can meet all of your car buying and maintenance needs. We pride ourselves on honesty and integrity and always doing what is right for you. To learn more about our services, contact us today by calling (410) 358-1114 or visit us online.