The first factor that technicians usually look for is cracks. If a bumper is cracked, it will usually need to be replaced, since cracks mean that the bumper is weakened structurally. A weakened bumper won’t protect you in the case of an accident, so it needs to be replaced. Dents, on the other hand, can generally be repaired. However, if the denting is so extensive that it will require significant labor costs, replacing the bumper may be a better option.
B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. will give you advice you can trust about the car repairs you need after an accident. For bumper repair near Chicago, call (773) 463-1622.