All cars have bumpers; it is a requirement of the law. They can be found at both the front and at the back of the vehicle and act as a buffer in case of any gentle nudges with other cars, or immovable objects. The additional safety feature offers peace of mind to the driver. Some bumpers come in the same colour as the body of the car, which offers the vehicle a sleeker effect.
It is important to be aware that the more modern bumpers are made with materials that can easily crack or break. Older cars had metal bumpers, but fibre glass and hard plastic are more common now. All bumpers can withstand a gentle tap or push against another object at slow speed, but a collision at high speed will damage the bumper and a replacement must be fitted as soon as possible.
Our breakers have quoted on 433 bumpers in the last 30 days. Popular makes requesting bumpers during that time have been Vauxhalls, Fords, Mercedes, Toyotas and BMWs. Quotes have ranged from £20.00 for a Vauxhall Astra Club 8v bumper to £750.00 for a Mercedes E-Class E250 CDI Blueefficienc bumper.