There is no doubt about it – car bumper damage can be a pain. Whether your bumper has been scuffed, cracked, or whether there is scratch damage, there are a few reasons why you might want to get your bumper repaired. Not only can bumper damage harm the appearance of your vehicle, but a scratch on your bumper can also significantly affect the resale value of your car. Aesthetics aside, cracked bumpers can damage their integrity, and this may reduce their ability to absorb impact.
If your bumper is damaged, then rather than wasting money on an expensive bumper replacement, you do have options. You can now restore your bumper to excellent condition with our high-quality bumper repair service.
As car bumper repair specialists, ChipsAway has over 25 years of experience with minor car body repairs. Customers love us, and have given us a coveted 5* Trustpilot rating! It’s easy to find your local car body repair near you and book a ChipsAway estimate today.
Our plastic bumper repairs and bumper scuff removal services can be carried out quickly and are cost-effective when compared with traditional body repair shops. Due to using SMART repair techniques, we can repair your bumper fast, in a way that is convenient to you, and in a way that has been designed to be as economic as possible. Our goal is to provide you with a fantastic bumper repair service whilst saving you time and money.
With ChipsAway, it has never been easier to get your bumper repaired. Here at ChipsAway we offer a mobile bumper repair service, meaning that we are able come to you to repair your bumper, at a time that suits you. With experts positioned all around the UK, we have based our minor car body repair services around your convenience.
Alternatively, we have Car Care Centres spread throughout the country if you would rather have your bumper repaired whilst you wait. The choice is up to you!
You can locate your nearest expert and request a free estimate today, or call us on 0800 145 5118 to discuss your needs.
Bumpers, by their very definition, need to absorb impact. Usually attached to, although sometimes integrated into, the front and back of the car – bumpers are a horizontal bar that are physically designed to help reduce any minor impact or shock a car may suffer. It is because of this that it is imperative to keep your bumper healthy.
Bumpers are designed to hold firm against minor impact. Any scratch, dent, or crack can affect the integrity of the bumper, potentially leaving it open to weak spots or even rust.
Luckily, bumper repair is a fast and efficient bumper protection solution that can help keep your bumper functioning properly for longer. Through using a SMART repair technique (see below), we can complete a full bumper repair in a matter of hours. This results in a fantastic and flawless finish, whilst often being able to complete the repair cheaper than most body shops.
No matter what type of bumper you have, and no matter what kind of damage has been inflicted upon it, we can help return your car to pristine condition. At ChipsAway, our car bumper repair specialists can complete plastic bumper repairs, textured, and painted bumper repairs, depending on what it is you need.
Here, at ChipsAway, we specialise in SMART bumper repairs. SMART stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Technology and means that (unlike traditional car body shops) we don’t normally need to remove or replace the entire bumper to repair any scratches, dents, or cracks in the bumper. Instead, we can conduct a highly focused fix, blending the repair into the surrounding area.
When a bumper is dented, the paint isn’t always broken. When the paint isn’t scratched or scraped, it may be possible to repair the dent without needing to apply any new paint to the car simply by massaging any dent out of the bumper. When the paint has been broken, however, such as with a scratch or scuff, we have developed a fantastic process to ensure the repair blends in and isn’t visible once the repair has been completed.
In order to accurately blend the repair and to guarantee an excellent, accurate repair, we use a piece of equipment called a spectrophotometer whilst cross-checking our repair against the manufacturer’s original colour code specification. Through both checking the manufacturer’s colour code specifications, and through using the spectrophotometer, we can make sure we perfectly match the shade of paint on your car. This ensures that the colour and texture of your bumper are seamlessly restored back to its original condition. Our professional colour and texture matching technique ensures that we do justice to your car repair, and it delivers incredible results each and every time.
With blending technology and the SMART technique, our repairs can often be completed at a fraction of the cost of a traditional body shop and are often less expensive than the premium on your car insurance. This means you won’t need to make a claim on your insurance to get your car back in fantastic condition, ensuring that your insurance premium doesn’t increase due to a slight ding in your bumper.
If you would like to find out more about how we can use SMART techniques to restore your bumper, you can contact your local expert today. Alternatively, you can request a free estimate here.
At ChipsAway it is not only our goal to offer you a service that leaves a flawless finish, but also a service that is mobile and convenient to you. Our specialists can complete the repairs within a few hours and at a place of your choosing, whether that is at home or at work. Our goal is to have you back on the road in no time!
No matter whether you have a bumper dent, minor scratch, or whether you need a crack repaired – here at ChipsAway we’ll get your car ‘as good as new’ in no time.
We have collated some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to bumper repair below. For more information about how we can help you directly, with any bumper repairs you may need, you can call us today on 0800 145 5118.
A bumper is a horizontal device that is usually attached to, or built into, the front and rear of the car. Bumpers are designed to help absorb shock, lessen the impact, and help prevent damage to the car. It is because of this that your bumper is often the front line of defence to your car.
There are several different ways that a bumper can get damaged; however, usually, bumpers are damaged by an unexpected impact to the car. This can cause the bumper to become accidentally cracked, scratched, or dented.
Yes, we may be able to help with repairing bumper cracks as well as scuffs and scrapes. Fixing cracks in the bumper is imperative since a cracked bumper can’t necessarily absorb force as well as an undamaged bumper can.
Yes, at ChipsAway we can repair all types of bumper damage. Whether cracked, scratched, or scraped, we can repair both painted and textured bumpers.
If your bumper has been damaged, then the good news is that we do not need to remove the bumper from the car in order to repair it. Instead, at ChipsAway, we conduct SMART bumper repairs. Through conducting a SMART repair, we can focus on the precise area that has been damaged and blend the repair into the surrounding area. This often makes the repair faster and more cost-effective.
Bumper protection is key to upkeeping a safe and functional bumper. Once your bumper has been repaired, we recommend that you wait for five days to allow for any paint to have fully cured before washing or polishing the bumper. Once those five days have passed you are able to wash and polish the bumper as normal. We would recommend, if you want to keep your car in fantastic condition, washing the bumper at least once or twice a month (depending on usage). We would also recommend using a premium car wax to give the bumper an extra layer of protection against the elements.
The cost of a bumper repair in the UK can vary depending on the type of vehicle, the severity of the damage, and the type of repair required.
At ChipsAway we specialise in fast, efficient, and economic repair. Our goal is to help you get back on the road as quickly as possible. Where the price for a bumper repair can vary depending on the type of damage, our SMART bumper repair techniques are specially designed to ensure our repairs are as affordable as possible.
ChipsAway auto repair specialists offer local bumper repairs that can be carried out either on your driveway, workplace or at one of our conveniently placed Car Care Centres. ChipsAway specialists offer professional and convenient bumper repairs, which save time and the cost of a replacement bumper. Find out more about how to repair a cracked bumper with our guide.
As well as bumper scuffs and scratches from parking, rear bumpers are also susceptible to damage from loading heavy luggage in the boot, as well as scratches caused by transporting pets in and out of the car.
Bumper protection is a great way to increase the longevity of your car bumper, protecting it from everyday wear and tear. Check out our complete Guide to Car Bumper Protectors and Bumper Guards for more details.
If you have lightly damaged your bumper, you may be able to repair plastic bumper scuffs and scrapes with a DIY kit at home. Unfortunately, if your bumper is cracked or split, a DIY kit will not be up to the job, as the repair process becomes more complicated. You will likely need a specialist bumper repair technician to seal the split, by sanding, sealing and painting the damaged bumper, for the best results.