Saved the vehicle when we were rear-ended
Name: D Columbus
Vehicle: 2012 Toyota RAV4
We installed the bumpstep to protect our Rav4 since the rear tire and cover extend beyond the rear bumper. Yesterday we got stuck behind a stalled hotrod. As we went around the hotrod and stopped at the nearby intersection to turn, the hotrod started racing his engine and then rear-ended us! When I got out to check the damage, the hotrod driver backed up and I could see substantial damage to his custom racing front bumper. He looked around nervously, then started spinning his tires, making a quick getaway U-turn. When I checked for the damage to our Rav, the vehicle was fine! The Bumpstep was broken sideways and will need to be replaced, but it was still there. Another driver witnessed this event and stopped to see if we were ok. He asked about damage and I told him how the bump step protected us. I didn't call the police, but found an officer around the corner and he was impressed with the performance of the Bumpstep also. Even though this was not the reason for buying the Bumpstep, it sure saved us a lot of trouble and expense from someone else's mistake. Great cheap insurance !