Pontiac Grand Am Bumper Covers
Two Common Problems of the Pontiac Grand Am Bumper Covers
Bumper covers are different from bumpers in the same way burgers are different from cheeseburgers. The bumper cover is a material made from either plastic or fiberglass that goes on top of your car's bumpers. What do they do? Much like what cheese does to burgers; it is the added "umpf" to make something all the more appetizing. Bumper covers is a visual upgrade for your vehicle as well as an extra layer of protection. However, there are times when car owners may experience problems with their Pontiac Grand Am bumper covers. To help you during these times, we discussed below the solutions to two of the common problems with the cover.
Bumper fit problems
Bumper covers need to sit tightly on two things: the hood and the bumper. It would be better to discuss these two separately since they're two different circumstances.
First, your Pontiac Grand Am bumper cover needs to sit properly on the bumper assembly. If the cover does not hug onto the bumper securely, the problem is likely with the clips. Most bumper covers are bolted on by clips at the edges, while some have push-pins on the sides. The case of loose bumper covers is generally observed if the bolts or clips are rusted, too old, or has gone loose. Retightening or replacement, whichever case it may be, would be enough to solve the problem.
Hood fit problems
Second, the bumper cover should fit nicely with your car's hood. If it doesn't, you should be able to notice a gap in the middle (in between the hood and the bumper cover). There are two likely reasons for this problem; first, you may have bought an incompatible bumper cover for your car model and year variation. It is best that you consult the manual to know which part is needed for your car. The second reason would be a dented or deformed bumper and/or hood. Accidents or car jobs/repairs that went wrong could have caused a dent or deformed the hood, causing the bumper cover not to fit.