What Every Tucson, Arizona Driver Needs to Know about Bumper Repair

How many times have you found yourself in this situation: your car is damaged in a minor fender bender and you choose to not take it to a body shop. It can be tempting, especially in this economy, to ignore the repair and continue driving the vehicle if the drivability is not affected; yet, just because the damage may appear to be innocuous does not mean there are no safety concerns for your automobile.

For many, safety is a top concern in their choice of vehicle. Everyone should feel safe while driving his or her car, and no parent should ever have to wonder about the safety of his or her family while driving. Yet, many drivers tend to ignore damage to their vehicle because it seems minor; however, even seemingly minor damage can cause a loss of structural integrity, which must be fully restored to maintain the vehicle’s safety. The bumper is particularly important, because it is the car’s first line of defense in an accident, which makes it the first line of defense in protecting you and your loved ones.

It is important to keep in mind that repairs are never just cosmetic. Damage may seem “not too big” at the moment, but it could easily become very serious down the road. Bumpers, in particular, play a vital role in ensuring family car safety. When you see a bumper, you are mostly seeing a plastic cover. The actual safety portion of the bumper is beyond what we can see in the exterior of our vehicle; it is a steel bar just behind the cover and some foam padding.

An impact over five miles per hour can structurally affect that part and diminish the safety provided by the bumper should the vehicle become involved in an accident again. Therefore, it is imperative to repair bumpers, no matter how minor the damage seems. Fender benders are the most common accidents in the United States, and that is no exception in Tucson. You do not want to put yourself at risk to be injured due to this common accident.

The problem is not so much the first damage that you may already have; the real safety issue is if you get hit again before the bumper is fixed. Your car was designed to protect you as it left the lot, not while it is damaged. So while you might have survived the first accident, even a minor second hit could send you to the hospital for months. Ask yourself, are you saving any money at that point? And is it worth the risk?

While repairs tend to be costly, bumper repair is one of the cheaper repairs one can receive. Repairing the bumper is also proven to be just as effective as replacing the damaged bumper with a new piece, and it is also better for the environment. O’Rielly has the experienced staff to provide you the proper bumper repair service in order to provide safety for you and your family.

We understand the going through the process of getting several estimates can be a pain, but it will provide confidence and peace of mind. While we understand that repairs can be expensive, we get you to consider the relativity of the expense. It may cost more to get quality body repair, right away, but “saving money” by putting off a bumper repair could seriously reduce family car safety and cost you serious and even fatal injuries. Click on the link below to schedule a meeting with us!

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