Grill guards represent a valuable segment of car accessories. While many aftermarket parts serve mainly an aesthetic function, grill guards, can offer a superior safety protection. Car and truck grille guards are made to protect grilles from suffering the consequences of daily motoring. The aftermarket grille guard is essentially a metal grille protector from tiny rocks and pebbles. It also shields the car, like a heavy-duty armor would, against collisions and bumps that may leave bigger and more noticeable marks on the grille.
Think about all the minor accidents that are possible in everyday life. There's the shopping cart that was just out of your field of vision. The pole you didn't see until the last minute. Dirt and debris that can come out of nowhere and shatter your headlights. For the cost of one set of grille guards, you can protect your vehicle against all of these. Aside from the usual protection it offers, grill guards also protect the radiator that is typically behind the grille.
Most types of truck grill guards are manufactured from tubular steel. The best grill guards feature a rust resistant coating and are made of extremely sturdy metal. Aside from the protection it gives to your vehicle, grill guards also add a tough aesthetic appeal which will set your truck or car apart from others on the road. There are a good deal of choices in grille guard color and finish.
Many companies offer stainless steel, chrome and powder coated black truck grill guards. As far as longevity and looks are concerned, each of these types of finish has something different to offer. This option depends on the appearance of steel it is made with. Choose one that meshes seamlessly with the look of your car or truck or make a statement and choose a brightly colored grill guard. The bars which make up the guards are designed in different configurations too so that you can choose how high and wide the guard comes on the front of the truck. The availability of different styles gives you an opportunity to choose a version that best fits your needs.
Most grille guards are extremely easy to install by the car or truck owner, which means no fees paid to auto body shops. In most instances they are prefabricated to fit your vehicle through predrilled bolt holes to make it easier for you to line up the grille guard and bolt it into place. Although it is true that the predrilled holes makes it easy to bolt into place the grille guard but since its quite heavy you may need for some assistance in installing the guard.
Meanwhile in installing other brands, like the OEM options, you need a skilled mechanic's assistance. In the old days a grille guard had to be bolted onto the frame of the vehicle through drilled holes. Because holes had to be drilled, it was much more likely that the vehicle would eventually experience body rust. The new guards guards bolt on to the vehicle without drilling required. The grill guard can accommodate extra lights like fog lights too. You can also fit a winch onto the front of the frame and add the grille guard.
Besides the centered grille guard there are numerous protection accessories, which are made in the same way and style to safe other custom truck parts, like the bumper guard, skid plates and even tail light guards. Headlight guards can be a worthy investment as well. Replace a few shattered bulbs, and you will wish that you had these guards acting as a protective covering. Broken glass can also serve as a major safety hazard. Bumper guards protect against those pesky nicks and bumps that happen in daily driving situations and heavy-duty situations as well.
Consider installing these if you tend to accidentally 'bump' roadblocks a bit too often. Skid plates protect the undercarriage of your vehicle from the skids that seem to inevitably happen when you are traveling over bumpy terrain. Riding through uneven conditions can be extremely fun, but it can mean havoc for your auto body. Install skid plates to protect that vulnerable part of your truck and then let loose. Deflectors keep unwanted elements from marring your vehicle. Consider the bug reflector, which attracts pests that you may encounter while out on the road.