Front bumpers, rear bumpers, all bumpers! The buy auto parts team near Glen Cove, NY, compiled everything you need to know about used car bumpers. If you have any questions for our used auto bumper shop, please call (424) 449-0599 or fill out our online form and a representative will be in touch.
Your vehicle’s bumper may seem like an afterthought but the simple structure actually plays an important role protecting your car during a collision. Bumpers absorb most of the impact during low speed collisions to help protect you, your vehicle, and passengers from more serious damage. Due to this, bumpers are considered standard safety equipment.
Most OEM bumpers are made out of plastic and feature an aluminium or steel reinforcement bar hidden in the middle. Some bumpers may also contain polypropylene in order to help absorb energy during an impact.
In the state of California, all registered passenger vehicles are required to have both a front and a rear bumper during operation. Bumper height modification is permitted with a maximum frame height of 23 in. for passenger vehicles; 27 in. for vehicles up to 4,500 lbs. GVWR; 30 in. for vehicles up to 7,500 lbs. GVWR; and 31 in. for vehicles up to 10,000 lbs. GVWR.
Some bumpers offer better protection than others. Plain and simple. Factors that can influence the effectiveness of your bumper include materials, design, built-in lights, and the amount of overhang your bumper has. While you may favour a certain bumper style, you should also consider your driving habits. An aggressive steel bumper with a considerable amount of overhang may not be ideal for drivers who stick to paved roads, but could offer unparalleled protection on the trail. Smaller and sleeker OEM bumpers generally boost your fuel economy and provide adequate protection in more urban settings without stressing your front suspension.