Big, tough, and dependable.that's probably how you'd describe your beloved truck or Jeep. That doesn't come as a surprise, though, because your ride has literally become your life companion. You use it for all sorts of things.whether it's for work or for play. And since you use it everywhere, you like to keep it big so that it's ready for whatever comes your way. But what if a lady friend comes along? Or maybe even your mother or daughter? Would they be able to ride your truck or Jeep with utmost ease? Or would they end up with an injury from trying to climb up your ride? If your vehicle is too tall and too big, other people would definitely have a hard time riding it. In fact, on sick or lazy days, you might even have a hard time yourself. Luckily, you can easily solve this problem by installing a simple yet useful accessory.a grab handle.
Function and Benefits
Grab handles come in different forms and sizes. Some are installed outside the vehicle's doors to help passengers climb in and out while other types are installed inside the vehicle to help passengers balance themselves when driving in harsh terrain. If you often pass by a road where it's impossible to avoid hitting bumps and holes along the way, you may want to consider investing in grab handles.
Grab handles also come in a variety of materials and choosing the right one for your vehicle will depend on where you're going to put it. They're also available in different colors and finishes, so you can use them to upgrade the look of your ride. Here are the most common grab handle materials that you'll find in the market.
- Nylon - Nylon handles are usually installed inside the vehicle. They are typically padded with a soft outer wrap.
- Rubber/Plastic - Like nylon handles, rubber/plastic grab handles are also usually installed inside the vehicle. They're made to withstand constant and continued use.
- Stainless steel - Strong, sturdy, and rust-proof, stainless steel handles can survive all kinds of weather.
- Aluminum - Lightweight and durable, an aluminum grab handle is built to last for a long time.
In general, grab handles are pocket-friendly. Depending on the brand and material that you're going to buy, these handles usually cost around $50 or less.
Step 1: Position the handle right next to the door of your vehicle and hold it in place while you mark its two brackets.
Step 2: After marking the brackets, disconnect them to the handle and drill holes on the marks that you made on your vehicle.
Step 3: To avoid having leaks in the future, don't forget to apply some sealer on the holes that you drilled. Make sure that the sealer is compatible with the material of your bracket and the surface of your vehicle.
Step 4: Lastly, bolt the brackets and the grab handle in place. Don't tighten the connection until you're sure about the position of the handle.