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Cost of replacing damaged bumper and rear light

edited 11 July at 8:46AM in Motoring
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edited 11 July at 8:46AM in Motoring
A friend has to pay to replace a rear bumper and rear light on a Suzuki Alto and has no idea how much to expect to pay (it was a light touch and only cosmetic damage)
Does anyone know what the approximate cost would be? 
Thanks in advance
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  • JGB1955JGB1955 Forumite
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    I scraped my bumper by reversing into a low wall. It cost around £400 to repair. That was in a local paint spray repair place recommend by our garage ..NOT a main dealer 
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    JGB1955 said:
    I scraped my bumper by reversing into a low wall. It cost around £400 to repair. That was in a local paint spray repair place recommend by our garage ..NOT a main dealer 
    Was that for a replacement bumper or a repair to the original? And were any lights broken or other damage?
  • The_RainmakerThe_Rainmaker Forumite
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    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    "Liberals are complaining about the right while their arms are being eaten by the left wing crocodile. "
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    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    Does that include the rear light unit?
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    Yorky1 said:
    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    Does that include the rear light unit?
    Again, cheap to find a used one from a breaker.
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    Yorky1 said:
    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    Does that include the rear light unit?

    Jeez you never mentioned the rear light unit, go and find a bumper with the rear light unit in situ.
    "Liberals are complaining about the right while their arms are being eaten by the left wing crocodile. "
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    Yorky1 said:
    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    Does that include the rear light unit?
    Jeez you never mentioned the rear light unit, go and find a bumper with the rear light unit in situ.
    Words 12 and 13 of the original post...

    The rear lights aren't part of the bumper, they fit to the body above the bumper.

  • Yorky1Yorky1 Forumite
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    Yorky1 said:
    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    Does that include the rear light unit?

    Jeez you never mentioned the rear light unit, go and find a bumper with the rear light unit in situ.
    Yes I mentioned it in the original post
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    Yorky1 said:
    Yorky1 said:
    Get him to source a bumper from EBay or salvage yard.  
    Rear bumper around £100, reinforcing bar around £50.  Then fitting and painting on top, so somewhere between £350-£500 assuming that is all that is wrong.
    Does that include the rear light unit?

    Jeez you never mentioned the rear light unit, go and find a bumper with the rear light unit in situ.
    Yes I mentioned it in the original post
    Apologies.
    "Liberals are complaining about the right while their arms are being eaten by the left wing crocodile. "
  • edited 11 July at 11:07AM
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    edited 11 July at 11:07AM
    Yorky1 said:
    Yorky1 said:
    Does that include the rear light unit?

    Jeez you never mentioned the rear light unit, go and find a bumper with the rear light unit in situ.
    Yes I mentioned it in the original post
    Your original post initially stated "rear bumper and light" and not rear light. It could have been assumed that you were simply referring to the number plate light especially as the rear light assembly isn't part of the bumper and you mentioned that there was only cosmetic damage to the vehicle.

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