Money Matters

Paul – how Bumper helped a single dad

Paul's story

Meet Paul, a dedicated single father of three energetic primary school-aged children. As the sole breadwinner, Paul has always had to budget carefully each month to keep up with the bills and ensure his kids have everything they need. 


Life as a single parent is challenging, but Paul has managed to juggle his responsibilities with resilience and a positive attitude.


However, life threw Paul a curveball when he was hit with a series of unexpected, large bills. 


When Paul's car ran over a pot hole and resulted in a cracked wheel he knew it wouldn't pass its MOT without a replacement. 


Paul worried over what he was going to do next, as his careful budgeting didn't have any wiggle room for a large car repair bill.


How Bumper Helped


Luckily his local garage offered Bumper as a service, interest-free car repair finance with the option to spread the payments over 3, 6 or 9 months. 



Thanks to Bumper’s support, Paul was able to breathe easier, knowing he could 

meet his financial obligations without compromising his family’s well-being.



Find a Local Bumper Partner Garage


If you’re facing unexpected car repair costs, search for a local Bumper partner garage on our website. 


Search for a local Bumper partner garage and find out more about how 0% car repair finance works. 



Our support team are here to listen, understand and advise you on how to seek help to manage your finances. 

Speak to our friendly support team on the phone, via live chat or by email.

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