What is a rear bumper reinforcement?

The bumper reinforcement bar is located behind the plastic bumper cover and is the main impact absorbing bumper component. It absorbs the energy in a collision to protect valuable safety and…

What is the metal bar behind the rear bumper?

This part is generally called the impact bar, or sometimes reinforcement bar or bumper reinforcer, and, along with the (often styrofoam, sometimes plastic, missing or hidden in your picture) absorber pad, serves the actual safety purpose of a modern bumper. The plastic piece is called the bumper cover.

How much is it to repair the back bumper of a Honda Civic?

How much is a replacement Honda Civic bumper cover? The cost of a replacement Honda Civic bumper varies depending on the vehicle’s year and model. OEM replacement parts typically range between $130 to $1,400. Bumper covers are either sold individually, in sets of two, or as part of a kit.

Do you need bumper reinforcement?

Your bumper reinforcement is a part of the car’s collision safety system, and this part takes the brunt of many accidents, so it is important to have a good replacement protecting you when you’re back on the road.

Can bumper reinforcement be repaired?

Here are a couple of OEM position statements that address bumper reinforcements: Honda/Acura Unibody Repair Position Statement: “Because they are made of high strength steel, door and bumper reinforcements must not be repaired or straightened.”

Where does a bumper reinforcement go?

In order to provide an added layer of protection against impact, many vehicles also feature a bumper reinforcement. Also referred to as the bumper bar, the bumper reinforcement is located on the inside of the bumper cover. The bumper itself features a bumper beam, which is supported by the vehicle’s frame.

Do reinforcements absorb collision energy?

All of these are designed to absorb collision energy EXCEPT: reinforcements. Tensile strength is the amount of force necessary to: tear a piece of steel apart.