Fender Bender Repair

Fender bender repair in Oklahoma City 

Fender Bender Repair at Bob Moore Collision Center

You were just sitting at a traffic light when you felt a bump from behind. The collision was minor with minimal damage, just a fender bender. You can call Bob Moore Collision Center and we'll take care of that fender bender and make it look like it never happened.

A fender bender can happen at a moment's notice. Turning in an intersection, backing out of a parking space in a crowded lot or making too short of a turn on a street. Since you're going fairly slow, the impact may be minimal with just a dent or a few scratches. It seems like no big deal, but you don't want to ignore the issue.

The Cost of Fender Benders

While the damage may appear minor, the cost for repairs can be quite steep in comparison. Expect the estimate to run from around $2500 to $10,000, depending on the circumstances. The cost will depend on how much damage and how many areas are damaged. A fender bender is typically found around the front or rear bumpers or corner panels. If the two vehicles are of similar size, the damage will probably be less than if a small car and a truck or SUV collide.

If the collision was at the right angle, it may cause damage to the lights and hood, adding to the cost significantly. Underlying damage can raise the cost as well, such as a bent frame or if the impact caused a misalignment. You could end up with steering or suspension problems, as well as damage to the wheel wells. Even minor impact can cause problems with electrical systems or the engine.

The Cost of Not Repairing Fender Bender Damage

Some car owners decide not to fix the damage since it doesn't seem important to the driving condition of the vehicle. There are several reasons this would be a mistake. First, you never know what problems may be hidden even if your car seems to run fine now. In time, issues may develop, which can be traced back to the accident. If you wait too long, insurance providers may not cover old accidents.

Failing to repair damage from a fender bender means your vehicle has a lower resale value. It no longer qualifies as being in excellent condition. The damage will be deducted from the trade-in or resale value.

If you still have a loan on your vehicle, the lender will probably expect you to have the damage repaired. While fender benders often happen when you're in a hurry and you don't want to waste time dealing with something that doesn't seem too important, you should take the time to follow proper procedure for an accident.

Don't let the idea that a fender bender is a minor accident not worth dealing with keep you from getting it repaired at a reputable collision repair center. Trust Bob Moore Collision Center to make your vehicle look like new again no matter how small the repair.