I’ve got a 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid that I stupidly backed into a small wooden pillar that I didn’t see while parking. It’s my first car ever, and I know nothing about bumper damages and panel beaters and the like. A few questions:
Should I repair the damage immediately, or leave it as it is? I’m happy to drive with a dent, but am worried about further damage and/or loss of resale value.
If I repair the bumper, what are some reputable panel beaters in Melbourne?
I have comprehensive car insurance, with a $650 excess. At what price point would it make sense to start claiming for insurance? (I imagine at least $1,300?)
Here are photos of the damage.
Thanks for your help in advance!