Reasons Behind Common Ford Mustang Bumpers Problems
Having a good, well-maintained car bumper is like having a smooth face when you enter the room; it is the first thing that people will notice. However, like our faces, bumpers are not always at their best form. Listed below are some common problems with Ford Mustang Bumpers as well as ways on how you can go about them.
Bumpers that sag
It may be because of an accident or wearing out, but drivers often find themselves with a sagging bumper. This is not only visually unattractive but it is dangerous as well.
There are three ways to confront this problem. First, the market offers external fasteners that secure the bumper back to the assembly. However, fasteners are considered to be band-aid solutions to the problem because there may be a reason for the bumper to sag. The second way is to re-tighten the bumper assembly; there is a chance that the bolts just became loose. And third, you can replace the bumper. Though it is the more expensive option, you should consider that keeping a worn-out bumper installed is not a good decision to make financially and visually.
Bumpers that shake
The case of loose bumpers may occur after a DIY task on the assembly (possibly after repainting the bumper or working on the headlight assembly). Minor wiggles are common at high RPMs, but shakes at normal driving speeds are definitely things that need to be fixed. You should check the bolts that hold the bumper in place. After a DIY task that required you to remove the bumper, there is a chance that you torqued the bolts too loosely; a simple tightening would be enough. If there are still shakes after doing so, then it may be time to get a new bumper.
There is always a risk of having your car's bumper scratched, no matter how careful you are when it comes to driving. A heavy traffic, a speeding vehicle, a drunk driver, or a rowdy driver can damage the perfectness of your bumper's paint and finish. There isn't actually a way to completely avoid having the bumpers scratched.
For small scratches, a simple repaint would be enough. Just make sure that you get the right color of your car (you can check your manual for this), and that you apply the paint AFTER cleaning and drying the surface. For large bumper scratches or dents, it is advisable to go to service centers.