The average labor cost in the US is approximately $75 an hour and a new bumper cover and one new tail lamp will cost approximately $250, bumper not painted. For cost efficiency, I would suggest purchasing a used bumper and taillamp assembly from a junkyard (or sites like ebay). If you can find a bumper that is already painted the same color it will save you a lot of labor expense. You may want to contact your auto insurance company to see if fire damage is covered on your policy as a $500 or even $1,000 deductible will likely be cheaper than paying labor and parts all out of pocket. For the most accurate quote I would suggest contacting a few local garages over the phone, tell them the details and ask for a free repair quote including labor and parts both. Make sure they are ASE certified and do not pay for a quote, these should be free at any reputable repair shop.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 2:05 AM