Mobile Bumper Repair – How long will it take?

If you’ve had a minor accident, scraped your car or come back to the parking bay to find your car scratched up, a lot of thoughts are likely running through your head. You might turn to the expense of getting your car fixed, or you might be worried that it could happen again.

But more often than not, you’ll start adding up the time expenditure of getting your car’s paint repaired.


From driving to the repair shop and waiting for the repair, through to finding a lift to retrieve your car – the ordeal of repairing a car can be a multi-day affair. Add in going to work and picking the kids up from school, and it can seem like it’s just not worth it to get your car repaired.

Luckily with mobile bumper and paint repairs there is another option, which is quick, convenient and comes to you.

So how long will it take to get your car repaired using a mobile bumper repair service?

What is a mobile bumper and paint repair?

Michael Micallef from BumpertekLike it suggests, a mobile bumper and paint repair is a service that is mobile – that is, rather than you having to drive to a central point for your repair, your repair technician will come to you.

Unlike traditional panel beater shops, mobile technicians can work from any space where your car is accessible as long as there is access to a power outlet. When they arrive, they’ll bring with them their specialised tools, paint, supplies and experience to repair your car in the comfort of your home or workplace.

The benefit of this approach is the saving on time and convenience. Rather than needing to organise your life around your repair – including alternative transport to and from the repair shop – you can go about your day while your car is repaired at a time that suits you. In a world where working from home is becoming more and more the norm, a mobile bumper and paint repair is an easy option that takes the hassle out of paint repairs.

How does it work?

To ensure you understand the cost of your repair – from both a time and financial perspective – Bumpertek provides customers with a free no-obligation quote ahead of any work being started.

We ask that you take a clear image of the damage using your phone and send it directly to our technicians (Facebook Messenger is super easy for us). They will assess the damage and let you know an approximate cost and the likely time it will take to repair.

So, how long will it take?

The short answer  is – it depends. On average, most mobile paint repairs can be completed within a few hours – generally 2-4 hours. This means that once you’ve allowed your repair adequate time to dry, you can drive your car on the very same day.

But the severity of the scratch and where it is located will all impact the time it takes to fix your car and bring it back to its original quality. There are three primary types of scratches your car can experience.

  • Clear coat scratches are when the damage has permeated the top layer of the clear coat. These are the easiest scratches to fix and can sometimes even be addressed by simply buffing your car.
  • Primer scratches are when the damage has reached the paint primer. These are more difficult to address and will require a professional repairer like Bumpertek to address.
  • Paint scratches are the deepest type of damage, and are where the metal beneath the paint is exposed. It will require more time in order to address this type of issue.

By getting a personalised quote on your car’s damage, you can be confident on the time it’ll take to fix your car. If you live in Sydney (or its surrounding area) and have a scratch or bumper damage on your car, reach out to us today for your free no-obligation quote.