If you’re toying with the idea of getting a grill guard for your truck or SUV, know that there’s more to the accessory than just those tough good looks.
A grille guard not only enhances the appearance of your truck or off road vehicle, it can also save your front grill from scratches and damage due to rocks and dirt, as well as from minor collisions. If you’re an off-roader, they’re indispensible, protecting your grill from all that brush and foliage you encounter. They can keep not only your front grille, but also your bumper, headlights and even your radiator, from damage, and save you expensive repairs.
Grille guards are sometimes referred to asá bull bars, since they’re often used in rural areas, but a grille guard protects the entire front end of a vehicle, including headlights, while a bull bar mainly covers just the center of the grille. A grill guard, as a rule, can be mounted easily with bolts under the front bumper because they’re designed to fit your specific make and model truck, and usually come in chrome, black and stainless steel finish on steel or aluminum tubing, as well as polycarbonate and polyethylene.
When you have a grille guard on your vehicle, you can also add more lighting, including fog, driving and offroad lights, which come in handy in the Sycamore/DeKalb area, where dark roads are abundant, and deer strikes are not uncommon. The extra lighting not only helps you avoid animal strikes, but in the unavoidable event that you do encounter an animal, the grille guard offers your truck a degree of protection from damage when you’re driving at a low rate of speed.