How can you fix a sagging bumper?

I recently bought a used car from a family friend that is in great mechanical condition, but the interior and exterior could certainly use some work. I can clean the interior and exterior, but what’s the best way to fix a sagging bumper?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations on the new car! It sounds like you have your hands full with cleaning up the car, and fortunately, there are two main ways to fix a sagging bumper.
To fix a sagging bumper gap on your car, you can repair the bumper by examining the area around, underneath, and behind your bumper for any broken clips, mounting tabs, clip mounts, or bolt holes. These fasteners keep the bumper secured to the vehicle, and when broken, they can lead to a sagging bumper.
Once you determine the cause of your sagging bumper, you can:
  • Purchase and install new clips, tabs, or mounts. Depending on your vehicle’s make and model, the parts are usually only a few dollars and are easily replaceable at home.
  • Purchase and install all-fit bumper quick releases. If multiple clips, mounts, or holes have broken, quick-release mounts are a better option. You can purchase them easily at an auto parts store and installation is relatively simple.
If the damage is severe or you’re not comfortable performing the repairs yourself, you should visit a mechanic or body shop to have it done professionally.
Since you’re taking the time to care for your new car, make sure it has the best
car insurance
policy with
. The Jerry app collects quotes from 50+ top insurance companies, like Nationwide and Safeco, in seconds. The average Jerry driver saves $887 a year on car insurance.
View full answer 
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings