Anyone who parks in an urban environment, either on the street or in a parking garage can benefit from a bumper protector and bumper guard. Many of today's car bumpers are painted and easily scratched when bumped by another vehicle. License plate frames with protruding screws are to blame for the majority of parking related bumper damage. Since street parking spaces are limited, drivers are finding themselves in tight parking spaces with only few inches clearance front and back. Squeezing a car into a small parking spot usually means bumping into the vehicles parked directly in front and behind. Without bumper protection, these parking bumps can cause damage to adjacent vehicle bumpers. A bumper guard acts like a barrier to protect the car bumper from unintended bumps during parking. As street parking complaints are on the rise, some car owners have taken refuge in valet style parking garages to protect their car bumpers. Unfortunately, parking garages fair no better than street parkers when it comes to car bumper damage. Valet parking garages are the frequent scene for car bumper damage, the result of over crowding, poor lighting and tight space. In an effort to reduce liability some parking garages are now posting signs, warning customers that the parking facility will not be responsible for damage to painted plastic bumpers. This may seem a bit disconcerting to some parking patrons, but it clearly shows that parking garages are trying to limit their responsibility. Bumper scratches, scrapes and screw marks are a common occurrence when parking in a parking garage. The limited parking spaces and tight parking spots, means vehicles are parked bumper to bumper. Parking attendants are often over worked and under paid, so they are less inclined to be careful when parking vehicles. Many parking garages welcome car bumper guards and protectors as a way to reduces customer complaints and increases customer satisfaction.