Bumpers have a thankless job. It's the only part of your car whose intended purpose is to be bumped by other cars. While the occasional bump is certainly acceptable, if there are enough bumps, dents, and scratches, your bumper can be an unsightly mess. Repairing a bumper can cost in access of $100, so if you want to clean up that mess. it's going to cost you. That's where bumper protectors come in. Inexpensive and easy to apply, they're a great way to keep your bumper—and therefore, the whole car—looking fresh and new.

Choosing Your Bumper Protector

Bumper protectors are designed to match the size and color of pretty much any vehicle. You can get them is silver, black, silver-black, and light gray, in either a primer or textured finish. After choosing your color, you'll have to decide between one of two styles of bumper cover protectors: temporary or permanent. The permanent protector is installed over your bumper or even your license plate and stay there all the time. Temporary protectors, on the other hand, resemble an apron that resides in your trunk. You can flip it out to cover your bumper whenever you feel it's necessary. These are particularly helpful if you have to park in a crowded neighborhood. Merely park your car, then flip the protector down, and you won't have to worry about your car getting dinged by incompetent parallel parkers. Also, temporary protectors don't interfere with the overall look of your car. Some drivers like the look of permanent protectors, so protecting the car's original appearance isn't an issue. Also, the permanent option keeps your car’s bumper protected. Whether you're parked on the street or weaving in and out of traffic, your bumper has the benefit of being guarded by a buffer.


One of the benefits of bumper protectors is that they're an addition you can make to your car that's very easy to install yourself. You need a straight-edge cutter, a leveler, a pencil, masking tape and measuring tape, and you're good to go. After thoroughly cleaning your bumper, use the masking tape to create guides for the installation. Be sure to put the guides high up enough on the bumper, so you can remove it afterwards. Use the leveler to assist you. After holding the protector up to the guides so you can make a mental note on how it's going to fit, remove the backing paper from the rear of the protector, then attach to the bumper. Take the time to align it and make the necessary adjustments until you're happy with how it looks. If you like, trim the edges of the backing paper so that it looks as smooth and professional as possible. Finally, when you're pleased with how everything is lined up, press the bumper protector firmly to your bumper. While this is in no way a difficult job, it's still a good idea to wear gloves and closed-toed shoes for safety purposes. Also, be sure your car is parked on a level surface and that the parking brake is engaged just in case.

Inexpensive, reliable, and easy to install, protect your car with a bumper protector today. Visit our website at sportwing.com.