The plastic bumper cover is cosmetic, not structural. I am pretty sure there are products to repair them, but body shops make the most money when they save you money in the long run, so they will replace the entire cover and paint it. Repairing a damaged one requires removal and reinstalling too, plus repairing and repainting it. When you are paying almost $100.00 per hour for labor, you want the repair that takes the least amount of time. New parts often cost less than the labor dollars to repair old ones.
Monday, July 11th, 2016 AT 12:01 AM