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Front-End Protection: Three Central Considerations for Truck Grill Guards Selection

by Gladys Bailey

Trucks and sports utility vehicles take a lot of abuse from adverse driving conditions such as rough off-road terrain, kicked up rocks and general stray objects. When this happens, the front-end of the vehicle sustains damage. Often, the headlights, bumpers and grilles installed on the truck start to deteriorate. Over time, the automobile will look old and worn. 

This lack of aesthetic appeal is frustrating, and the damage will lower the resale value. Fortunately, you can prevent the degradation of your vehicle by installing grille guards. These components are designed to absorb impact, protecting the vehicle front-end. If you are thinking about improving your truck with grill guards, here are the crucial selection factors:

Level of Coverage

When looking for truck grill guards, you should consider the degree of coverage. This aspect will determine the areas protected by the new components and even the appearance of your vehicle. If you would like full front-end protection, you should choose full grill guards. The design covers the entire front area of the truck, including the headlights and grill.

The central grill guards are similar to the full alternatives. However, this design does not cover the headlights. This choice is favourable because it protects the grille while preserving direct access to the lights. If you are looking for a rugged front-end protector for serious off-road driving, choose bull bars which protect from large objects, including animals.


There are two main materials used in the fabrication of truck grill guards: steel and stainless steel. Steel is cheaper than stainless steel, so it is favoured for a relatively modest budget. The metal used in the fabrication is heavy-duty; your vehicle will be sufficiently protected. Also, there are multiple finishing options, including powder coating, so you can choose an option which matches your truck style.

Stainless steel is advantageous because the material is not susceptible to rusting or corrosion. If you are planning on driving your vehicle into adverse terrain, this material is more suitable. In general, regular steel will corrode if the coating wears away or when exposed to saline conditions. Stainless steel will remain unchanged and beautiful.

Compatibility with Accessories 

Finally, when purchasing your truck grill guards, you should consider its compatibility with accessories. For example, if you drive in rural areas at night, you might require a guard onto which you can install auxiliary lighting. Guards which are compatible with winches are also beneficial. Therefore, evaluate your needs and make an ideal decision.

Contact a company that offers Mitsubishi truck grills for more information and assistance. 


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Hi all! I'm Gary and I run a non-profit which teaches defensive driving skills. Of course, most of my students are in their teens, but I did have one gentleman who had received his license at sixty-two! We use an old speedway track to teach drivers what to do when obstacles are on the road and generally how to react in emergencies. I love what I do! Many companies see the benefit of this program and donate generously. My biggest expense by far is maintaining and repairing the cars we use in training. Not all students gain skills quickly! Even though I'm a driving instructor and not a mechanic, I now know an awful lot about car parts and where to find them. My students are often quite impressed by my broad knowledge base, so I thought I would share it with the world. Thank you and stay safe.