An elegant style is a must have in every luxury vehicle brand, and I'm sure you wouldn't miss it in an Acura, Honda's brand for their high-end and luxury vehicles. Everything in the body of an Acura was designed to radiate good looks, and that doesn't spare even the smallest and least visible parts. Take the Acura bumper as an example. What better way there is to highlight the elegance of an Acura car than to finish it with elegant Acura bumpers on both ends?
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.
Acura Bumper Buyer's Guide
- Both Honda and Acura work with several parts manufacturers, but for most of their external panels and components, both automakers produce them in-house.
- OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. These parts come from the official supplier, which is Acura.
- OE means original equipment and OE replacement parts are made by any other manufacturer that is not officially affiliated with Acura.
- Although not officially recognized by Acura, OE replacement parts share the same quality as with OEM parts.
- The price of OE Acura bumper replacements ranges from $10 to $3,500.
Acura is the luxury vehicle division of Honda founded in 1981. The company was created to market Honda’s newly created, luxury-fitted midsize/full-size passenger car known as the Legend. It is the first Japanese luxury vehicle division in the US—not to mention one of the most successful until now. Since it’s official global debut in 1984, Acura has been the standard in Japanese luxury vehicles. It is known for its iconic models like the Integra and NSX.
Who manufactures Acura genuine parts?
Honda is known to be a brand that makes most of its vehicles’ components, Acura is no different. Both Honda and Acura also work with several parts manufacturers, but for most of their external panels and components, both automakers produce them in-house.
OEM vs OE replacement Acura bumpers
Bumpers serve as your vehicle’s frontline defense against mild impacts. It is specifically designed to protect the internal components such as the radiator and the engine. When replacing this panel, you’ll have two best options to go with: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Original Equipment (OE) replacement parts. OEM parts come from the official supplier, which in this case is Acura. An Acura OEM bumper gives you a company-standard quality that guarantees you perfect fit and durability. However, it is relatively more expensive than its OE replacement counterpart.
OE, on the other hand, means original equipment and OE replacement parts are made by any other manufacturer that is not officially affiliated with Acura. OE replacements are the parts that you can buy on CarParts.com.
OE Acura bumper replacement
You may spend more time on OEM part transactions as you would have to wait for the availability of the parts. This is where OE replacement parts get the edge, as stocks are sometimes double the amount of OEM parts in dealership warehouses. OEM parts only come from one source, the official supplier, while on the other hand, there are more than two OE replacement part manufacturers maintaining healthy competition in the market.
Are OE Acura bumper replacements as good as their OEM counterparts?
Although not officially recognized by Acura, OE replacement parts share the same quality as with OEM parts. OE replacement OE manufacturers are able to study and refine OEM parts in the process so you don’t have to worry about quality. They are able to reconstruct the parts, identify a common issue, and improve the part to their advantage.
Finding the right fit
An OE Acura bumper replacements cost from $10 to $3,500 depending on the brand. The model on which the part fits also affects the price of the part. To get the correct bumper replacement, say you’re looking for an Acura RSX bumper or a more specific Acura Integra front bumper, input your vehicle’s year, make, and model in the filter tab under the search menu.
Closer Look at Acura Bumper
Small accidents are quite common on the roads today, and if your Acura has been damaged, our online catalog has many parts available that can help you get it looking and working correctly again. The most common victim in a minor accident is the plastic cover that wraps the internal workings of the Acura bumper. It does not take large amount of force to leave this part broken and laying on the ground. Our version of the Acura bumper is an exact match to the design of the original, and you can easily have it painted to match your vehicle. It is a much less expensive alternative that a replacement from a dealership, and, unlike what you would find at a junkyard, it is in perfect condition. If the damage was much more extensive, and more than just the cover is required, we carry other parts for the Acura bumper, as well, for many models. Depending on the vehicle, we will carry the bumper absorber, the reinforcement, the lower valance to complete the trim, and the standard brackets to mount the parts. All of our Acura bumper parts are made to the same quality and safety specifications as the original parts, and they have a full warranty from the manufacturer. In addition to the Acura bumper parts, we have a full line of other replacement parts that can help you to complete the repair, as well as many accessories and performance parts that can help you to customize your vehicle. We offer a toll-free phone ordering system, in addition to our secure online ordering system, and after your order is placed, it will arrive soon, thanks to our quick shipping.