Your bumper is an oft-overlooked part of your car. After all, when you’re out shopping for a new car, you look at the style, the color, the look, the interior, if it’s leather, and if it has a sunroof. When you look for new cars or trucks, odds are you are not looking at the bumper at all. Yet this part of your car is integral to preventing vehicle damage in the event of a car accident.

Chico’s Paint & Body in Montgomery always puts the customer first. Our mission is to make your customer experience stellar by restoring your car or truck to its original condition before your need for auto body repair. In this blog post, we’ll examine the importance of your car’s bumper. Contact us today to learn more!

What is your car’s bumper?

Your car’s bumper is usually a plastic piece on both the front and back of your car that is designed to absorb the impact of other automobiles that may hit you. Bumpers have been incorporated onto cars since the early 1900s, but they were originally little more than a metal bar designed for looks rather than function. The bumper has slowly evolved into being made of composite materials for its stated purpose of today.


The bumper’s job is to protect your car’s interior components from damage, usually from lower speed accidents. In higher speed accidents, most likely your bumper will be crushed along with the rest of your car. Car parts such as your hood, the trunk, the car’s grill, the safety of the fuel, the back exhaust, and the cooling system of your vehicle can be expensive to replace. Your bumper, being in essence just a plastic piece is much more cost effective to replace in the event of a fender bender. Chico’s Paint & Body excels at fixing car bumpers. Give us a call today if you’ve been in a minor fender bender in Montgomery.

You may be surprised to learn that the bumper has evolved thanks to the federal government, who mandated back in 1973 that bumpers be able to absorb the impact of a car going five miles per hour. In fact, there are federal regulations that tell where the bumper can be placed on a car.

Today, car bumpers have evolved into cool car and truck accessories that can come complete with LED lights, winches, and have several bars that protect the front and/or back of your vehicle. In fact, off-road vehicles often need large bumpers to protect against the impact of rocks along difficult four-wheel drive trails.


Chico’s Paint & Body in Montgomery sees its fair share of bumper repairs in our collision shop. Once damaged, it’s critical that you get your bumper repaired, even if it’s just a minor ding, in order to ensure the structural integrity of your bumper has not or will not become compromised. For all your collision repair needs in the Montgomery area, call Chico’s Paint & Body, your local caring auto body shop, today!