If your city commute has you spending hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic each week, your car is your lifeline. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance all that midday traffic gets you more than just caught up on your favorite podcast. Eventually, there’s a fair chance you’ll get a bumper ding.


Bumper dents are one of the most common automotive woes for Twin Cities commuters. In the midst of your busy schedule, you may be tempted to put off a repair if the damage to your bumper seems minor. But a professional auto body collision technician will always encourage you to err on the side of caution when it comes to auto repair.


In this post from Suburban Auto Body, we’re breaking down some of the important reasons you should never postpone minor bumper repairs. Fortunately, accident repair is easy with Suburban! Check out this guide and then give us a call to get your bumper repaired right away.

The Importance of Your Bumper

Your bumper serves an important function: to protect your vehicle by absorbing some of the impact when your car is involved in an accident. It is often the first part of your vehicle to come into contact with another car when you’re involved in a fender bender. A good bumper is engineered to take its fair share of abuse and ideally, to reduce the expense of repairs after a collision. But when your bumper is itself damaged, its ability to protect other parts of your car becomes reduced.


Here are a few important reasons you should address bumper damage right away, no matter how minor:

1.    It can interfere with insurance claims.

If you end up in an accident, a damaged bumper from a past collision could cause a hitch in the claims process. Fixing your bumper now helps to ensure any future claims will be easier to prove.

2.    It devalues your vehicle.

If it’s just a minor ding that doesn’t interfere with your driving experience, you might be comfortable driving around with it. But what if you decide it’s time for a trade-in down the road? That dent can reduce your car’s resale value or even make it harder to sell.


3.    It can hide larger concerns inside your vehicle.

If your car has been through a few minor accidents but looks fine except for a little bumper damage, you can end up with a false sense of security. Not all damage is visible after an auto body collision. Your car can end up misaligned or even get premature internal wear and tear after an accident, which is why it’s important to have it properly looked over right away.

Your Twin Cities Insurance Repair Shop

Have you been putting off bumper repair? With our Suburban EZ services, getting your minor car repairs out of the way is easier than ever. To learn more, give us a call at 651-633-8900 or connect with us online for a free quote on car accident repair. We can’t wait to serve you!