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IIHS Obvious Conclusion of the Day: Mismatched bumpers cost thousands in repairs

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Dec 2nd, 2010 at 9:59AM

As you're likely aware, all cars must pass strict federal guidelines in order to be sold in America, and those regulations include specific bumper heights. What you may not know, however, is that trucks and SUVs aren't required to meet the same guidelines as passenger cars. Factor in the huge numbers of SUVs and crossovers that are sold each year and you begin to see why can cause major problems. Perhaps the best way to illustrate this conundrum is by way of a photo gallery, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has so thoughtfully provided. As is the Institute's custom, it... Read More

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