Should You Order A Pre-Painted Bumper Online?

Did you know that millions of people ruin the bumpers on their vehicles on a yearly basis? It’s actually one of the most common types of damage from automobile accidents. Oftentimes bumpers deteriorate on older vehicles and will need to be replaced. So what do you do if you need a new bumper on your car, truck or Sports Utility Vehicle? If you’re like the vast majority of consumers, the first thing you think about is taking your vehicle to the local auto body shop in order to have your bumper replaced. However, auto body repair shops are incredibly expensive, especially if you’re paying out of pocket for the bumper replacement. 


In fact, auto body repair shops typically charge anywhere between $50 to $100 per hour plus parts and materials. At this point you’re probably curious as to how long it takes an auto body shop to paint and install a new bumper on your vehicle. You should expect this to take, on average, 6 to 8 hours. This could consist of removing the old bumper, including any trim pieces, light assemblies, and any sensors or cameras the bumper may be equipped with. The body shop will then have to paint and install the new bumper on your vehicle. 


In regard to the bumper itself, depending on the make and model of your vehicle, an auto body shop will charge around $750 for the part itself. Let’s add up those numbers. If it takes the auto body shop 8 hours to complete the bumper installation from start to finish that equals anywhere from $400 to $800. Now we need to add the cost of the parts, which is another $750 on average on top of that. If you bring your vehicle to an auto body shop to have a new bumper installed it’s going to cost you anywhere from $1,150 to $1,550. Once again, if you’re paying out of pocket, that is a whole lot of money. 


Just think about what you can purchase for $1,150 to $1,550. That amount of money may even cover upwards of five or six months of car payments or maybe even more. As you now know, going to your local auto body repair shop is the most expensive option. However, you may not be aware that the keyword here is “option”.  Most people don’t know that they actually have another option. And the good news is, that option is significantly less money! You can order a custom painted bumper online for as little as $200-$500, including the cost of shipping. 


If you’re handy, you may be able to install the replacement bumper yourself. It can be a fairly simple “do it yourself” project, and it will save you a ton of money. There are plenty of instructional videos available online. Even if you have to pay someone to install the replacement bumper it will still save you anywhere from $300 to $400, or even more. 


Bumpers That Deliver by MBI Auto has been the trusted source for high quality aftermarket bumpers and automotive body panels for over 20 years. We are a top rated seller on both Amazon and eBay. In fact, our company has served well over 1 million customers since the early 2000’s. The majority of our parts are available in primed and painted to match options. Please contact us with any and all questions. We look forward to serving you.