Cost to Repair or Replace a Bumper After a Car Accident in AZ?

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Accidents happen. Maybe you accidentally backed into another car. Or, maybe you were the unfortunate one who was hit. Regardless of the way it happened, these things happen from time to time. That’s just life.

Since you can’t go back to change the past, the only thing you can do is repair your vehicle and move forward. Whether it’s a small crack or extensive damage that needs a complete bumper replacement, this is a safety-related repair that needs to happen as quickly as possible. In this article, we will cover common types of bumper damage, the cost of repairing various types of damage and more information to help navigate you through the bumper repair and replacement process.  

The most common types of bumper damage among Arizona drivers

When it comes to bumper damage, there are a few common types that we see most often:

  • Dented bumper
  • Cracked bumper
  • Punctures
  • Sensor damage
  • Scratches and paint damage

Bumper Repair vs. Bumper Replacement

Simply put, a bumper repair is the job of fixing the bumper that’s in place. For example, this may be dent repair or paint repair. If it’s possible to salvage your current bumper, this is usually the more affordable option to choose. 

As for bumper replacement, this comes into play when your bumper cannot be salvaged. This may be your only option due to serious damage from a major car accident. Keep in mind, your bumper is an important safety component meant to reduce or prevent physical damage in low-speed collisions. For those considering replacing these as a DIY repair, today’s bumpers are more sophisticated than ever with sensors and other technical parts that are not easy to handle without professional assistance. 

Cost of repairing various types of damage

Let’s get down to the main issue of this article. Of course, we are talking about money. When it comes to collision repair, money is the first thought on everybody’s mind. These next few sections will help you get a better understanding of the costs associated with bumper and auto collision repairs

How much does it cost to repair a bumper?

As you can probably imagine, the costs of a repair will vary depending on the extent of the damage. You also have to consider the type of vehicle and the material of the bumper. With that in mind, here are a few estimates to consider: 

  • Dent repair: $200 - $600
  • Cracks and punctures: $350 - $450
  • Scratches: $50 - $600

There’s also a paintless dent repair/removal option to consider. This process removes dings and dents at a fraction of the cost of a full repair using specialized tools to push the dented area back into position without damaging the existing paint job. This is a terrific option for those with damage from minor collisions.

How much does it cost to replace a bumper?

Similar to other types of car repairs, a bumper replacement will vary depending on a few different things. The type of vehicle and the material of the bumper are the two main factors that will affect the price of replacing a bumper. We will touch on more of these variables in its own section later on in this article. As for the price of a new bumper, this is likely to be anywhere between $300 and $1,000. 

Don’t forget to factor in labor costs.

We can’t forget about labor costs for all the hard work that goes into these jobs. Costs will vary depending on the job and location. However, it’s important to remember to search for an auto body repair shop that will give you a fair price rather than a cheap price. Just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to quality of parts, work and service. 

It’s also important to make sure you use a certified auto body shop with certified technicians, such as our Flagstaff Collision Center. This will ensure that you are in the hands of properly trained professionals who know how to get the job done right. 

For more information on bumper repair and other auto body repairs, contact us today at Flagstaff Collision Center. 

Factors that will affect the cost of bumper repair or replacement in Arizona

As we mentioned earlier, there are a handful of variables that come into play with costs related to auto body repair services. When it comes to bumper repair or replacement, here are the most common variables to consider:

  • Vehicle make and model
  • Type of bumper and its material (plastic bumper is the most common)
  • Labor costs
  • The level of damage
  • Customized paint job if needed

How to get an estimate for bumper repair or replacement 

It’s best to be as informative as possible when you communicate with your auto repair shop. Let them know if you were involved in an accident or how the damage occured. Take pictures, do your research on local auto shops, and provide any details (such as insurance coverage) that may help move the process along more quickly. For those looking for a simple, stress-free experience, our team at Flagstaff Collision makes it easy for you to request an estimate. 

What to do if you’re in an accident and your bumper needs repair or replacement

Don’t let the stress of car accident repairs get to you. Put yourself in the hands of high quality, certified experts to get your bumper repaired or replaced at a fair price to get you back out on the road. To request a free estimate, schedule an appointment, check your repair status and more, contact us today at Flagstaff Collision Center.

Michael Whittemore