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Bumper Repair/Headlight Restoration

Bumpers are typically used on the front and the back of the car for handling an impact situation. A bumper is actually rather important if not glamorous. In the case of an impact, the design, shape, and position of the bumper determine the kind of impact the vehicle in question as well the impacted vehicle sustain.

Repairing your bumper versus replacing when applicable can be a 40% to 70% savings than a traditional body shop and insurance claim channels.

The National Safety Council estimates that more than 20 million passenger vehicles in the United States are involved in crashes each year. The exact number of vehicles involved in low-speed property-damage-only crashes is not known because many of these crashes are not reported to police or insurers. Nevertheless, data from U.S. automobile insurers indicate that the overwhelming majority of crashes producing vehicle damage occur at relatively low speeds. Each year more than 8 percent of recent model passenger vehicles have crash damage leading to insurance claims, with an average repair cost per claim of more than $3,000. The median damage amount is about $2,000, and the most common amount is in the $600 to $700 range. Furthermore, about 80 percent of the damage claims have no associated injury claims. These data show that low-speed crash damage constitutes a large portion of the total costs to U.S. society for repairing crashed passenger vehicles.

Yes, it’s true that a bumper can be damaged beyond repair. However, 9 out of 10 bumpers can be repaired. Visit your local bumper repair shop, not body shop, bumper repair shop before you go spending exhausting amounts of your hard-earned dollars. Does this make sense to you? The bottom line is that many plastic parts are repairable, especially bumper covers, which are some of the most commonly damaged parts on an automobile.

About repairing and not replacing:

Headlight restoration or plastic headlight restoration is the act of refinishing aged headlight lenses that have become discolored or dull due to oxidation primarily due to UV light and other environmental factors such as road debris impact (stones, sand, etc.) rain, and exposure to caustic chemicals. Over time the protective hard-coat breaks down with UV degradation and wear from abrasion. If left untreated the headlights will eventually develop small surface cracks, a condition referred to as crazing. The effectiveness of the headlight in terms of light output measured by LUX can be significantly reduced. This condition which results in hazy and discolored lenses is known for causing reduced night time visibility for travelers as the condition becomes worse. It is possible for cloudy and hazy headlights to be restored to a like-new condition and represents typically a far more economical alternative than replacing the lens.

Additionally, headlight restoration extends the usable life of the headlight assembly, can be repeated if necessary and is considerably "greener" than disposal and replacement of headlights.

Replacing the lens can be much more expensive. There are many do it yourself headlight restoration kits available on the market, however, most of the kits do not restore the headlights nearly as well as an expert headlight restoration service. The main reason for this is because most of the do it yourself kits do not include the proper tools needed for professional results. Furthermore, some professional headlight restoration shops are applying a urethane or acrylic clear coat to help protect the plastic lens from UV exposure after the headlight lens is restored.

Why buy and waste good money when your needs can be met with repairing, helping you and the environment at the same time is a win win situation. Check out your local bumper repair shop and headlight repair and help yourself.