Cars now are more than simple means of transport. A car now is a status symbol and a reflection of owner's choice and taste. Equal emphasis is on how your car looks and how comfortable it is, as on how well it drives. Parts like car bumper which were meant to absorb minor impacts and protect whatever is under the hood of your car are hid under semi-rigid plastic. The plastic cover is designed as such to ward off and distort when bumped. However an impact big enough particularly with something sharp edged can tear the plastic bumper.
Chevrolet is the largest selling brand under General Motors and has its vehicles range spanning from luxury sedans and hatchbacks to SUVS, pick-up trucks and medium-duty commercial trucks. The bumpers for each of the Chevrolet vehicles are designed in a manner to suit the individual need and design of your Chevy model. Contrary to normal presumption bumpers are not exactly safety device, they are meant to ward off parts under the hood of your car from small impacts. There are federal guidelines for bumpers, as per the present guidelines every bumper should be able to withstand a 5 miles per hour impact for front bumper and 2.5 miles per hour impact at the rear bumper without any damage to any of the car parts or safety equipments. The bumper itself may get bruised in the process. The standard height for the bumper is also defined as between 16-20 inches for passenger cars. However the SUVs and trucks are exempt from the height guidelines, that means while your Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Corvetto or Chevrolet Camaro have to abide by these guidelines, Chevrolet models like Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Avalanche or Chevrolet Kodiak have no such bumper height guidelines.
A dented or scratched Chevy bumper is a flaw to the beauty of your Chevrolet. People often end up covering a dented or scratched bumper with bumper stickers which are hard to remove. It's not really a good idea to do so, more when your scratched Chevrolet bumpers can be easily repaired to retain its old shine. The process to repair a dent on your Chevy bumper is fairly easy and can be performed by you at home. It involves grinding, sanding, sculpting and painting; you may do an internet search to find the exact steps. At times your Chevrolet bumper may be damaged beyond any repairs and asks for replacement.
Replacing your Chevrolet bumper is easier than repair and you can do it with normal garage tools at your home. It might only involve unscrewing, dismounting of old bumper, screwing and mounting of the new bumper. For exact steps you can refer to your car repair manual. Sourcing of replacement bumper can be done through a trustworthy website on internet which delivers to your area. You will get several options while trying to find the replacement bumper, do not get confused get only one from a well known after market manufacturer.