around 300-350 mate. easy repair job but time consuming. about 5 hours worth of work there.
thats expensive as the whole bumper needs to be resprayed. (stripped of te colour prepared then resprayed).
@manutd4life, is the paint bubbling away or is that bubbly dents on the bumper? cos that might actually cost more. (250 on its own).
the dent will just be pulled out and smoothed over mate
these bumpers (wrong title really) are made to lesson the impact but once in a crash they need to be replaced ur looking at £500 for the bumper the other panel is about £50- £100
then u have to add in labour + removing bumper and then replacing with new brackets
with the bumper being hit it fooks the brackets up
in the region of £48 - £60
ur looking at a bill of £1000
plus or minus a few ££££££'s
labours about £60 per hr
is thisfor your claim?
or a claim against you
if for you and u dont want to go through insurance
get the panel repaired for £100 and replace the bumper with a second hand one same colour like here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VOLVO-S40-REA...hash=item130192248066&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318
tell him you will take £500 and get it sorted
expect your cat to be written off
The assessor will look @ the cost of the repair in an approved garage done to insurance standards
this will take it over the % there prepared to pay repair value to car value
you can buy a 2002 s40 on autotrader for 2k and 2004 for 500 more !!!
so unless its a low miles 04 one owner fully loaded mint car its close to being written off
my advice is unless you have told the insurance Do not !! thats assuming ya don't want a claim on your file
all be it non fault it will still cost ya i can assure ya of that ..
then ya will have to find a new car , theres gona be no courtesy car if they write it off ,you will prob stuggle getting a new car for the same dough
Most insurance company's now pay out what they can buy a like for like car for...
Whist i know theres cars on there for 5k etc they are also cars for 1/2 that and you will struggle to get the top end price ...
Do ya like the car ? do ya wan keep it ? do ya want a claim on your file ?
if written off it will be CAT D uneconomicle to repair (cost to muchthx for advice, i was goin to sell the car after i had finished my house as it is burning oil, i got it at bargain with leather heated seats,cruise control,climate control etc. plus you can still drive it if it has been written off though cant you? as long as i register it or something? if it gets written off will i get the money it was worth? if i do i say its a good sale? what sort of price will they give me? will it be the price i insured it for?
if written off it will be CAT D uneconomicle to repair (cost to much
u would then have to buy the car back off them cost = £400
the the problem will be trying to get insurance for it
if the do insure it it will be valued at a quarter of the full value if not cat d
so if car was worth £2000 they would then value the car at £500 for insurance purposes
but u can take it to vosa for a test to remove the cat d it has to have been repaired propely
as i stated u would be better off getting a lump sum of the driver
and sort it ur self
the problem is if u told the how much u wanted it insured for they can fook u overcheers, but if it is written off, will i get back the money its insured for or will they give me a stupid amount?
Dont you people have scrap yards near your house I normally leave a phone number with my local yards for parts I need
If i need a bumper are tail lights etc when a car comes in with front end damage I get a call vice versa if I need a bonnet etc when one comes in with back end damage theres about 7 yards in my area I just ring them up and tell them what your after if they havent got the part the normally stick a little note on the wall for you so when the part comes in you need they give you a bell.
If you know back yard spayer you pick up stuff from the local yards and sand them down your self you can also save ££££ doing that.