Volkswagen Jetta Bumpers Troubleshooting Tips
We know that you feel safer when you're on the road because you have sturdy and strong Volkswagen Jetta bumpers that protect you from incredible forces and all kinds of road debris. But what happens when these protective shells become weak and worn-out? You and your passengers' safety are at risk. Why let this happen when you can diagnose and solve the problem before it gets worse? Here are some simple troubleshooting tips for some of your Volkswagen Jetta bumper problems:
A cracked or dented bumper is nothing unusual, since it is actually made to protect the more important components behind it. However, having a cracked bumper is not really something good to look at. Small cracks are tolerable, but big ones that cut across the bumper should be given attention. If not, you might find yourself picking up your bumper from the ground when it falls off. Also, if your bumper is not in good shape, it won't be able to provide you enough protection if ever your vehicle encounters a collision.
If you have been hearing an audible clinking and clanking coming from the front or rear of your vehicle, then you might want to check whether your front and rear bumpers are still intact. Over time, the fasteners of the bumpers could get loose, which could cause them to be weaker and create a flapping noise. Tighten loose bolts and replace any missing fastener to ensure that your bumpers won't fall off. You can also check if the bolts are already worn-out, so you can replace them even before they get lost.
No matter what type of finish your bumper has, eventually, it will flake or discolor due to weather damage and debris. Your Volkswagen Jetta won't surely look so cool with a flaky bumper, right? What you can do is to repaint your bumper to restore its look and top condition. Clean it up and sand it off before applying the new paint. Once the surface of the bumper is smooth, you can apply a basecoat and a new paint.