A brush guard is typically used on a truck, van, or SUV to protect its front or rear end from damage caused by road debris, tree limbs, and anything that can hit the taillights and headlights and ruin the bumper and/or grille. This type of frame not only protects the vehicle from dangers lying on the road but also improves its rugged appearance or sporty look. With the right guard on, your ride will look ready to conquer the road no matter what the condition is, whether the terrain's dusty, bumpy, or muddy. When it's raining hard, you also won't worry about sludge or flying sticks and stones smashing the lights or ruining the paintjob of the grille and bumper. Brush guards might be just the accessories you need for enhanced vehicle styling and added functionality. When shopping for these accessories, here are some things to consider:
Look for brush guard options that best complement the style of your vehicle, whether it's an SUV or a pickup truck. The guard should match your vehicle's contours, fitting perfectly into the front or rear end. This guard can best protect front- and rear-end accessories such as headlights and taillights and can keep the bumper and/or grille safe from hovering rocks and other tire-thrown debris on the road. A good fit also ensures better appearance. You can dress up your vehicle with this guard to add more muscles to it or make it look more customized.
How can the brush guard protect the vehicle lights, accessories, bumper, and grille if it's the first one to break with the slightest pressure put on it or because of its exposure to dirt and harsh road elements? Search for brush guards that are constructed from high-grade materials such as those manufactured out of heavy-gauge steel tubing or made from stainless steel for long-lasting use. These can withstand heavy impact and won't easily deteriorate. To prevent corrosion and rust and ensure better protection against harsh elements on the road, brush guards may be powder-coated in black or plated in chrome.
Brush guards may come with light mounting provisions, though lights aren't usually included. This can be a good option to consider if you do a lot of nighttime travelling or need better illumination on your off-road trips. Accessories may be sold separately such as the optional light tab. Some guards may be designed with descending angle and may come with steel tubes and side plates in various thickness options. When choosing a good design for your vehicle, consider the overall look, dimensions, and the kind of style that'll best fit the vehicle features. For instance, a brush guard with thicker steel tubes would look good on larger trucks or off-road vehicles.
Some brush guards can be installed without drilling. These guards are vehicle-specific; they're specially designed to match the contours of the vehicle's front or rear end. You'll find guards that even wrap around the headlights for maximized protection. Some brush guards can be mounted to the bumper, attached through the push bar, or set in place along with a grille guard. Others are designed to be fitted onto front bumpers with up to 5-inch face or fastened to a flat surface on the front bumper. There are also guards that may require a bit of drill work to be installed. Make sure that whatever brush guard you choose, this comes with all the needed installation hardware and instruction details.