About Grill Guards
Grill guard is created to provide both safety and aesthetics to the vehicle. It is made of tubular steel that offers extra protection for the front end of your vehicle.
Protecting your vehicle, while simultaneously making it look better is an appealing thought to many vehicle owners. There are quite a few ways in which this can be accomplished, but few are as dramatic as truck grill guards. Most truck owners are familiar with grill guards, at least on sight. However, many do not know the tremendous advantages that these devices offer, especially for a truck used on a job site or for off-road purposes.
Most grill guards are formed of tubular steel and offer important protection to the front end of your truck. Besides protecting the grill, itself, it protects the radiator behind the grill. It also protects the headlights and lenses from debris, animals and other vehicles. Truck grill guards are also available in some different finishes, like many other truck accessories. Matching your grill guard to other accessories will give your truck a look of completeness.
What To Look For:
When you’re in the market for a grill guard, there are a few things to bear in mind.
- The first is that you should only purchase grill guards that are designed to fit your specific vehicle. This eliminates the need for drilling new holes in the underside of the vehicle and provides a perfect fit for your new grill guard.
- The second thing that you need to look for is a complete package. Many companies advertise a grill guard, pictured with brush guards and a skid plate. Understand that many of these companies sell these as component pieces. If you want a grill guard with the options shown, you will need to purchase the entire package. Also, you should decide if a skid plate is something that you want on your truck. Many brands do not offer this feature, though it protects the engine, as well as in front of the truck.
- The last thing that you should look for is the gauge of the steel that these guards are constructed with. The thicker, the better, as far as protection is concerned. However, the thicker the steel is, the heavier the grill guard will be. In these days of overpriced gasoline, every extra pound can be counted in the cost of gasoline. While protection is vital, you will need to decide how to balance economy with protection.
Once you have decided on all the above items, you’ll need to decide what finish you want. Many companies offer grill guards in chrome, stainless steel and powder coated black. Each offers something different, as far as looks and longevity are concerned. Check with the retailer to find the length of the warranty applied to each finish.
Finally, you will need to decide on the installation. This will play a role in your purchase; some brands can be installed by the vehicle owner, simply bolting it in place. Other brands will require the assistance of a skilled mechanic. Schedule an Appointment or Call Eagle Transmission Dallas Today!