To the naked eye, the grille of a truck or Jeep may seem like just an aesthetic cover piece that is installed on the front of vehicles to hide the engine. However, there's more to a grille than what meets the eye. The grille of a vehicle provides the ability for air to flow through the engine compartment which allows for cooling of the engine and prevents your truck from overheating. It also provides protection for the radiator by acting as the first line of defense against rocks and other debris that may puncture this crucial element of the vehicle. The grille may also act as a safety component by being a part of your truck or Jeep's crumple zone.
Factory grilles only provide a minimum amount of protection for your vehicle. Let's take a look at 4 reasons why updating to a custom grille is a worthwhile investment for your truck or Jeep.
Dirt, debris, and rocks from the roadway or trails can get stuck in your radiator or even puncture it, rendering your vehicle useless and result in costly repairs. This same debris can also get stuck in the front brake discs and pads causing extensive corrosion. Once again dipping into your wallet. Custom grilles offer the highest standard of protection for your vehicle's essential engine components. Factory grilles are typically made of plastic with large slats or gaps that allow large debris to enter the engine compartment. Custom grilles, on the other hand, are made of more durable materials with mesh designs that keep unwanted debris out from underneath your vehicle's hood and prevent expensive damage from occurring.
Increase Your Vehicle's Performance
Optimum performance is a must whether you prefer cruising the roads or taking ultimate offroading adventures. Your truck needs to be able to get the job done! Certain custom grilles are designed with innovative technology that can actually increase your Jeep's performance. This upgrade can reduce drag and improve aerodynamic flow by allowing air to flow more easily through the engine. This keeps your engine cooler and running optimally.
Elevate Your Truck's Look
As functional of an upgrade as a custom grille is, let's not forget about aesthetics. You want your truck to run and look great! Custom grilles come in a variety of colors and styles to match any look you are going for. Customizing gives you the ability to add your own personal touch and makes your vehicle to stand out. A right custom-grille and can do wonders in taking the look of your truck to the next level.
Increase Resale Value
Any upgrade that you can make to your vehicle to protect the engine, enhance the aesthetics, and improve the performance will increase the value of your truck or Jeep should you decide to put it on the market in the future. Potential buyers will appreciate that you've protected the engine and its components as well as improved the aesthetics. This an upgrade that they do not have to spend time and money on after purchasing the vehicle and are therefore willing to pay more for your vehicle upfront.
Ready to Upgrade Your Vehicle's Grille?
Upgrading your vehicle's grille is not only a functional investment but a fun way to easily customize your Jeep. Carolina Custom is North Carolina's ultimate customization shop. No project is too big or too small for our experienced technicians. Not sure what you want? That's okay, our specialists are here to advise you on all of your options and help your vision become a reality. Contact us today and get the custom truck or Jeep you deserve!