If someone taps the back of your bumper, it may leave behind a small dent. Due to the size, you may find yourself wondering if it is even worth the time and hassle to get it fixed. If you find yourself debating whether or not you should have a minor bumper dent fixed, here are some of the factors you should consider.

Who Was at Fault

Minnesota has no-fault auto insurance laws. Many people misunderstand this law and think that this means that it doesn’t matter who caused the accident. This is not true. These laws pertain only to medical treatment after you are injured in an auto accident. It doesn’t matter who is at fault for the accident, your insurance must pay for medical treatment to ensure you get the care you need promptly. It does not affect fault in regards to damage done to a car. If you were rear-ended, the other driver is at fault. As such, their insurance should pay for the repair.

Hidden Damage

Another factor to keep in mind when deciding whether to repair a minor dent in a bumper is that there may be more extensive damage that you do not see. There is typically a layer of foam behind the bumper. This foam helps to absorb some of the impacts of the crash. If it is damaged, it doesn’t bounce back into shape. If you don’t repair the foam and you are hit in the same part of your car, it may feel more severe because that insulating and absorbing protector is not there. This can cause you more bodily harm. As such, you need to find out if there may be hidden damage behind the dent before deciding whether or not to repair your bumper. See more here