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IIHS: Mismatched Bumpers Between Cars And SUVs Can Cost Big
IIHS: Mismatched Bumpers Between Cars And SUVs Can Cost Big

Low-speed impacts between two vehicles of the same type aren't likely to show much damage. But even in seemingly minor bumps, collisions between cars and SUVs—even those from the same automaker—can involve hefty damage bills adding up to nearly $10,000 in some cases. So says the...Read More»

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IIHS: Some Replacement Bumpers Protect Like Originals, Others Don't

Aftermarket repair parts are almost always much cheaper than original-equipment (OEM) parts, so if you're in a minor fender-bender, going with a budget replacement part—like a bumper—instead can be tempting. But there's a lot to be wary of. Turns out, many parts don't comply completely...Read More»

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