How do I fix a bumper that fell off?

I’m a bit ashamed to admit this, but I was texting and driving (I know I shouldn’t) and hit the curb. Long story short, no one was hurt, but my front bumper came off. It could have been worse, and I’m thankful it wasn’t, but I do want to fix the bumper. How can I fix a bumper that fell off?

Rachel Juillerat · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
As someone who offers advice on all things car-related, you should keep your phone down and
don’t text while driving
. I’m glad that damage was limited to your bumper.
There’s good and bad news, and it depends on what broke to cause your bumper to fall off. The good news is that sometimes you can use bolts, rivets, zip ties, glue, or tape to reattach the bumper. The bad news is that sometimes, you’ll just need to get a brand new bumper.
To fix your bumper yourself, look at the plastic and exposed metalwork. Do you see any holes for bolts? If so, this is likely an easy fix.
If you can’t reattach your bumper on your own, you’ll likely need the
help of a professional
. And the more unfortunate news? Bumpers can cost a lot.
If you need to take your car to a mechanic but don’t want to pay, try filing a claim with your insurance company. Hitting the curb is considered an accident, and your company may help pay for the repairs, but it depends on what
type of coverage
you have. You’ll also have to pay your deductible before your company will help pay for repairs.
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