Q: smashed bumper in front and hood alittle.

asked by on

My boyfriend ran into a deer and smashed his hood alittle. looks like the bumper was pushed into the hood. hes afraid to drive it. worried the radiator may have been affected. can he still drive it?

Have you noticed any symptoms so far while driving it? It could be unsafe depending on how severe it is, but I would really have to visually see it and check under the hood to make the call. You can try opening it up to see if there is any physical damage that was suffered in there. If you are unsure, have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic if you feel the car may be unsafe to drive. You should have the hood latch and lights along with radiator checked to be safe to drive.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. smashed bumper in front and hood alittle.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My 1991 Mercury Cougar LS has a replaced alternator and new battery but it seems the battery dies over night and the car will not start.

Hi there. It seems that there is a Parasitic Load on your battery. This is a load of something on when the key is out of the ignition switch and the doors shut. To check this condition perform the following:...

Q: I want to replace my Ac compressor clutch

The job will require the compressor to be removed from the vehicle. This requires the refrigerant to be reclaimed and after the compressor is reinstalled it will have to be evacuated and recharged. If you do not have the tools...

Q: Engine sputters when accelerating. Eventually will lose all power and I have to pull over. Replaced fuel pump and filter

Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the various components and systems that can cause these symptoms, there will need to be several tests and inspections to determine the issue. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.