Grille guards don't just look tough – underneath their finish, their impressive strength works to keep your front end unharmed in many sticky driving situations. The strength is derived from both the materials used to make the guard and the way it's mounted. Forget soft, lightweight metal – steel is king when it comes to protecting your vehicle’s front end. And, when your ride’s face is on the line, you’ll want to go with thick-wall steel tubing for the ultimate protection.
Most grille guards are easy to bolt onto your existing factory mounting points, meaning you can set up a suit of armor for your ride in no time. It’s worth noting that attempting to drive through barriers, ramming still objects or other cars, and high-speed pushing should not be attempted. However, a grille guard will safely absorb minor impacts and accomplish low-speed pushing with ease. Not to mention effective coverage against airborne road debris, rocks, and stray parking lot menaces like shopping carts.
Full, front-end grille guards also protect another sensitive part of your vehicle, its headlights. If one of these gets cracked, replacement can be quite costly. Considering automakers' trend toward more expensive headlights, replacing a busted one can jam you for almost the cost of a grille guard. Part of your guard's value is simply preventing expensive body shop bills or replacement part expenses by putting tough steel in the way of potential damages.