What Is The Difference Between Fender And Bumper?
The presenter of a breakfast show traffic update on one of the Lagos-based TV channels kept using the phrase “Bumper to fender” earlier today.
The expression threw me a little.
The phrase was frequently used by the broadcaster to describe traffic situations in specific Lagos locales.
Then, I realized what she was trying to say. She was attempting to explain what is more properly known as “Bumper to bumper” traffic. A lot of cars are crowded together in traffic when they are so close to one another that they are almost touching.
She should have indicated that traffic was flowing “bumper to bumper,” which would have been more accurate.
Indeed, a vehicle’s bumper and fender are two entirely different parts.
A vehicle’s front and back sides both have bumpers attached. Its primary job is to deflect the force of an impact, reducing damage to the main body.
Molded, contoured plastic is frequently used for the bumper. It extends horizontally over the front and rear of a vehicle to shield it from “bumps” or mild front and rear collisions.
The metal guard that curves over the tires is called a fender.
Its main function is to stop the revolving tyre from hurling sand, mud, boulders, liquids, and other road spray into the air.
Some more contemporary cars, including some trucks, motorcycles, and flatbed trailers, still have their original fenders.
In conclusion, the bumper is mounted on the front and back sides of the automobile, while the fender is located on the side of the car, over the wheel.