A few weeks ago I was involved in a hit and run where someone slammed into the left rear corner of my Focus. My insurance will cover it but unfortunately my deductible for this is $1,000. Yikes! I can't afford that currently. They estimated the damage to be around $1,865 to repair, and wrote me a check for $865. So for now, my plan is to just use that $865 and get a new rear bumper slapped on and then later go somewhere and get the remaining body work done when I can afford it.
How involved is it to replace a rear bumper? I was thinking about attempting to attach a new one myself, but my experience with working on my car myself is very limited. Is this something a layperson would have trouble doing themselves?
Also, any recommendation for ordering a new bumper online (painted)? I'm really not picky on the type, as long as it fits.
I don't know, I guess I'm just looking for some general advice here and an idea of what kind of cost I might be looking at.
Thanks for you time! I'm linking a video of the damage below.
Oh, and I'm located in Memphis, TN.