When driving off-road, you are putting your vehicle at risk. At times, the terrain can be harsh and unforgiving, so you could never really guarantee that your vehicle and its components will not get damaged. Good thing there are now tons of accessories that you can get to equip your ride and one good example is a light guard. Light guards basically provide a protective covering to your vehicle's lighting components.from the headlights in front to the tail lights at the rear end of your ride. Since a vehicle's lights are typically covered by glass, they're very sensitive and can get easily damaged when put under harsh conditions. Light guards help prevent this from happening by protecting your lights from getting broken no matter what kind of terrain you're driving in.
Light guards are made of strong stainless steel material, making them durable and enabling them to last for a long time. They usually come in powdercoated black or chrome colors, so they're easy to match with any vehicle. Aside from protecting your lighting components, installing a light guard can also be a way to customize your ride.
You'll find several types of light guards in the market, with each catering to a specific lighting component in your vehicle.
- Tail light guard
- Headlight guard
- Fog light guard
- Turn signal guard
To get a good tail light guard, you need to prepare around $100 to $250 for your purchase.
How to Install Light Guards
Aside from providing protection and helping you customize your ride, buying light guards is also a great investment, especially if you're an off-road buff. Since your vehicle's components are always at risk of getting damaged, buying light guards will actually help you save from spending money for replacement jobs. To get started, here's a basic installation guide for Hummer tail light guards.
Step 1: To begin, open the rear door of your Hummer and find the door jamb screws that hold the tail lights. Then, using a Philips screwdriver, remove the screws by turning them all the way to the left.
Step 2: Once they're out, removing the tail lights from their holding clips should be easy.
Step 3: Next, take the bulb sockets out from the tail lights by turning and pulling them out.
Step 4: Once they're out, clean the tail light assembly using a soft cloth and a window cleaner. After that, find the alcohol pad included in the kit that you bought and use this to remove any wax or oil from the assembly. Leave the component for a few minutes and allow it to air dry.
Step 5: Loosely attach the tail light assembly to your vehicle by positioning it but do not attach its clips yet. After that, peel the protective backing of the tail light guard and start to mount them starting from the top. Make sure that its tabs are perfectly aligned with the slots in the vehicle. After that reattach the tail light to the vehicle and secure it back in place using the mounting screws that you removed earlier.