Chevrolet Impala Bumpers
A bumper is the first layer of protection for a vehicle in case of a collision. It is important to choose a bumper for your Chevrolet Impala that suits safety needs, absorbs considerable impact, comes from the right manufacturer, and fits the vehicle properly. If you're looking to replace your Chevy bumper, there are some factors to consider.What materials are available for Chevrolet Impala bumpers?
Bumpers can protect the most important parts of your Chevrolet Impala. There are a few different types of material that comprise bumpers, some of which can be painted to match the exterior. Most bumpers are made of plastic. Other materials to consider are:
- Aluminum Alloy: This lightweight metal is a favorite and is an excellent option.
- Carbon Fiber: This can be sanded and painted, handles impact well, and can be repaired. Carbon fiber is the ideal choice for buyers wishing to match the exterior paint of their car.
The first step to determining the bumper you would like for your Chevrolet is identifying the part’s origin.
- OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts come directly from your car’s dealership. So, when a Chevrolet Impala is taken to a Chevrolet dealership to get a new part, the part will be an OEM.
- Aftermarket parts are used by independent car repair companies that are not attached to a particular car dealer. Aftermarket parts can offer a range of features not necessarily found in OEM parts. These are a good option if you’re looking for variety for your Impala sedan.
Steel bumpers are singled out as better for larger vehicles and off-roading vehicles. Untreated steel will rust with time, especially if exposed to rainwater. Steel is a much heavier material in general. Although bumpers are not a large part of the car, they can be heavy, and lighter cars tend to have better gas mileage. Contrarily, aluminum bumpers for your Chevrolet will not rust and weigh considerably less. They are still quite durable, however. Their weight contributes to your Chevrolet’s performance, including the braking, the tracking, and the suspension. Though a steel bumper may be ideal for larger Chevrolet vehicles not designed for sharp maneuvering, an aluminum bumper is an ideal choice for a sedan like a Chevrolet Impala. Your choice of aluminum or steel will depend on the kind of Chevy model you have.