Are Bumpers Expense to Fix?
Whether you acc
identally backed into a pole or your bumper got scratched by a grocery trolley, a little bump or dent can be a big deal. Taking your car into an auto body shop, going through insurance, and waiting for the repair to complete is such a hassle. Is it worth your time and money?
We believe you deserve a car that looks great at an affordable price, without compromising your convenience. Here is a run-down of what it would cost to fix your bumper.
BUMPER REPAIR VS BUMPER REPLACEMENT?
Each year, there are about 1,000's of bumpers that are replaced and thrown out into landfills. However, more often than not, replacing the bumper is unnecessary! Many auto body shops will replace bumpers because it’s easier and makes them more money. Bumper replacements are only necessary when the bumper is severely damaged and the total cost to repair it is higher than a replacement. Replacing a bumper with an OEM replacement ( original equipment manufacturer could cost anywhere between £500-£700 for new parts and £400 -£1000 for labour at main dealer body shops. The cost is usually dependent on the year, make, and model of a car, as well as the body shop’s labour costs. Don't forget manufacturer dealerships get financially rewarded on the levels of revenue they put through. So I ask you will they repair a bumper or put a new OEM bumper?
With Paintless Dent Repair NI services, we never want to overcharge our customers or take the easy way out. If we think your bumper can be repaired we will tell you and we are up to the challenge of repairing it usually for less than a few hundred pounds.
DIFFERENT BUMPER REPAIRS / DIFFERENT COSTS
PDR – Paintless dent repair is a method of removing dents without paint damage. Using specialised tools and a little bit of heat, your mobile body shop technician will pull out the dent and restore it to its original form, usually takes about 1-2 hours and costs about £50 - £130.
Traditional Dent Repair – A traditional dent repair with Paintless Dent Repair NI takes about 3-4 hours and will cost, on average, £250-£350. Our technicians pull the dent out by using specialized tools, smooth out the area, and then paint the damaged area with Max Meyer Paint.
Scrapes & Scuffs – When it comes to scrapes and scuffs, we will buff the area, use a filler to smooth it, and then sand it down. The last step is to paint the bumper. The whole process will be about 5-6 hours and may cost £150-£200 to repair.
Cracks – Cracks are minor fractures or splits in the bumper, which Paintless Dent Repair NI can fix by filling in the crack with a plastic filler and sanding down the area until smooth. Once the filler is dried, we’ll paint it. On average, our bumper crack repair costs £175-£240 and takes 5-6 hours.
Holes & Punctures – Holes and punctures in the bumper cost about £240-£350 at our repair shop. Our techs smooth out the damaged area and then use a strong adhesive to patch up the area from behind. We’ll fill in the area, smooth it out, and then paint it. This process takes usually takes 5-6 hours but can take longer for more technical damage.
Getting your bumper repaired with Paintless Dent Repair NI is transparent, simple, and hassle-free, we even offer a collect / delivery service to your door. We provide free estimates that require zero obligation. Request a quote today for your free estimate.