Originally Posted by Muddy97Cherokee
True but I doubt that all that could total the jeep. Probably about $200-$300 worth of damage maybe. All those same parts were broken on mine and I bought the cheapo stuff and spent around $100 fixing it. Would have been more if i replaced the fender.
But remember insurance companies use the cost of new OEM parts and the labor rate from a dealer body shop when they do their calculation to determine if it's "totaled".
Genuine OEM parts prices:
Bumper (Chrome): $166
Bumper End Caps: $145 ea. (no this is not a misprint)
Bumper Brackets: $45 ea.
Header panel: $340
Grill (Chrome): $280
Headlight Bezel(Chrome): $162 ea.
Turn Signal lens: $31
Parking lamp lens: $33
Total Parts: $1554
Plus at least $95/hr. labor
Plus ~$300 to paint the new header panel.
Total repairs as the insurance company is concerned are near $2000, most insurance companies will total at 75% of the vehicle's book value so they can definitely justify totaling it.
Vs. What you could repair it for yourself: (This is assuming you replace all the same parts the insurance company would)
OE equivalent aftermarket parts at Rock Auto prices:
Front Bumper (Chrome): $50
Bumper End Caps: $5 ea.
Bumper Mounts: $6 ea.
Header Panel: $35
Grill (Chrome): $35
Headlight Bezel (Chrome): $5
Turn Signal Lens: $6
Parking Lamp Lens: $10
Total Parts: $163
Plus $20-30 worth of dupli-color (assuming you use primer, paint, and clear)
Just the bumper, mounts, and lenses is less than $100 and a little epoxy can fix that crack on the header panel pretty good, it won't be perfect, but you'd have to get pretty close to tell it was repaired.