What are bumper guards and their benefits?
A bumper guard is either a set of metal bars that run vertically or a thick rubber pad which will cover one of your bumpers. They are meant to protect your car from front and/or rear end scratches and dents. Typically, the metal bar version will be used for the front bumper so it will not hinder your headlights and the rubber pads are used for rear bumpers. For the metal bars they are usually affixed to the car where the rubber pads are left hanging out of your trunk over your bumper when it is closed.
These guards have a couple of great benefits. First, they will protect your car from small scratches and dents when you are parking, someone else is parking near you or if you are in a low-speed fender bender. They can also reduce the chance of you getting whiplash in a more typical fender bender. Finally, they can protect your car’s paint from things such as shopping carts or careless kids when your car is parked.
Advice for avoiding fender benders
If you want to keep damage from fender benders to an absolute minimum, you should do what you can to avoid them altogether. You can start by making sure that you always stay one hundred percent focused on the road by eliminating any potential distractions such as cell phone use, playing loud music and turning your head to look out your window and/or have a conversation with a passenger.
You should also avoid high driving speeds as well as aggressive driving as both are top causes for fender benders. If you see someone else driving at high speeds and/or aggressively, do your best to avoid driving near them. Another important part of fender bender prevention is to always keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you as well as avoiding making abrupt stops when you are in traffic.
Getting a chip, scratch or dent in your car can be unsightly and will cost you money that you could have easily kept. Using a bumper guard is a great way to prevent these things from happening due to parking, shopping carts and low speed fender benders. However, you should always try your very best to avoid any potential fender benders. Doing so will include driving slower, keeping your distance as well as avoiding making sudden stops in traffic. If you are ever considering shipping a vehicle to or from Alaska, give us a call at (907) 331-3100 for a free quote today!