An Acura vehicle is often equipped with two bumpers: the front bumper attached below the grille of the car, and the rear bumper mounted on the tail end of the vehicle. As expected, Acura bumpers were designed with the over-all appearance of the car in mind. Acura front and rear bumpers often come in body color and in a style that suits the entire vehicle, creating a uniform and elegant look for the car.
But Acura bumpers are not plain styling equipments. Acura bumpers were made for a purpose, and such purpose is nothing really different from the general purpose of bumpers. Bumpers were specifically designed to serve as a protective component. Bumpers, both the front and the rear, are designed to absorb as much shock as it can during minor bumps and collisions, protecting the vehicle and its passengers from further damages that may be caused by the collision.
Older vehicles are usually equipped with bumpers made from heavy metal bars, obviously for maximum strength. Newer vehicles are now equipped with bumpers made from less rigid materials like plastic, rubber, or painted light metal, making them susceptible to the damages that may be brought even by the slightest contact. Most of these bumpers, however, have pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders that make them resilient while still absorbing as much impact during collisions.