The Importance of Bumpers on Cars
While driving, accidents can happen. Bumpers are vital to reducing a collision's effects. What they do is absorb the force of an impact during one. The benefits of that are twofold.
- It can help reduce the severity of injuries to a driver and passengers.
- It can help reduce the severity of injuries to pedestrian caused by a vehicle's body and other auto parts.
How well a bumper does these jobs depends on how durable it is.
What are Bumpers Made of?
Most bumpers are acrylonitrile butadiene styrene -- ABS plastic, for short -- but others are sturdier, made of polypropylene. Some add further protection, building in aluminum or steel reinforcement bars. Others have enhancements, such as longer overhangs.
Most of what you see every day is adequate for normal driving. Some smaller bumpers can even give you a little better fuel economy. However, if you drive a performance SUV or pickup truck and you like going off-roading, you'll get better protection against trail obstacles if you install a longer-overhang steel bumper.
Unfortunately, though, every bumper gets a dent, a little dinged up, or just plain broken sooner or later. A damaged but secure one is usually okay for driving with. However, if either your front or rear one is a detachment risk, or one or the other has fallen off already, your vehicle can be unsafe to drive, if not completely illegal to drive. Luckily, repairing or replacing bumpers is an easy DIY job.
Buy the Best Bumpers for Your Kia Online -- Genuine OEM
Our auto parts counter has plenty to choose from in stock, and you can buy them right here. We only sell what Kia makes, too, guaranteeing compatibility with the model you drive. Order now, and you'll be fixed up and back on the road in no time.
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