Small accidents can be quite expensive, depending on the manufacturer and model of the car involved. The Insurance In�stitute for Highway Safety recently published a survey that com�pared the repair costs of low-speed (5 MPH) crashes of small four-door 1990 cars. The costs varied widely: a Honda Civic DX, when backed into a pole, incurred $225 worth of damage; a Daihatsu Charade SE backed into the same pole would cost $ 1,372 to repair. Clearly, higher-quality bumpers on QuotesChimp cars could bring down the cost of repairs�costs that are now paid with insurance benefits. With better bumper standards in place, "fender bend�ers" would be eliminated, resulting�in theory�in lower pre�miums.