People usually appreciate the importance of bumpers only during accidents, but hard enough to have noticed their use beforehand. It's odd though to actually see a couple of bumpers attached to every automobile but no longer notice their true essence. The value that's usually appreciated about them is the stylish beauty they provide. They even receive constant upgrades and cool accessories such as bumper covers or bumper guards.
Consider the job that Ford Focus bumpers carry. During collisions, these bumpers usually suffer the most. As you would have noticed the front bumpers as well as the rear bumpers are located on both ends of the vehicle. The purpose is to let them absorb the impact of the collision first. Just so, they could reduce the impact that would possibly hit the rest of the vehicle's parts. Ford Focus front bumper protect the engine compartment, making the engine system and other vital parts inside it undamaged. The Ford Focus rear bumpers on the other hand absorb most of the impact that might hit the valuables under the trunk. Ultimately, these two components protect the occupants in cases of vehicular accidents.
Ford Focus bumpers however can only best provide protection during low impact collisions. The damage then depends on the severity of the impact. On low impact bumps, the bumper would just bend and subsequently return in its original form. Slightly high impact bumps can actually deform the bumper so as the fender and lights. In this case, the Focus could still regain its lost shape. Minor repairs can do the job. However, usually bumpers could no longer endure very high impact collisions. Oftentimes, such situation leads to destruction of the engine parts, and worse death.
Bumpers are typically made from a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, rubber, composite fiberglass and plastic. Most of them contain polypropylene foam of plastic honeycomb, brackets, and energy absorbers. Presently, the company extracted the most efficient ways within their technological developments in order to build stronger and more durable ones. And of course, the designers crafted them into stylish body panels that show beautiful finishes, so to also serve as ornament to Ford Focus' exterior. If in certain case, the bumpers of your Ford Focus got damaged due to undesirable incident and don't look good anymore, you can have OEM, factory or custom Ford Focus bumpers as replacements.