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3 things you need to know about truck grilles before you buy
December 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
a older red pickup truck with a black truck grille attached to the front

A truck grille, also known as a billet grille or grille guard, is an accessory many pickup truck owners purchase for their vehicle. Not only are they useful, but they can add a lot to the overall appearance of your truck too.

But if you’re on the market for a grille guard, what are some things the savvy shopper should know? Here are three things you should know about truck grilles before you purchase one for your vehicle.

1. Advantages of buying a grille guard for your pickup

A billet guard protects the front of your pickup truck and the occupants inside from weather-related damage, objects or animals you may run into on your drive, and extensive damage during minor low-speed collisions.

Their open design also allows fresh air to circulate throughout the engine, keeping it cool and preventing it from overheating. Additionally, grilles won’t get in the way of other accessories like tow hooks either.

Meanwhile, if you think your truck could benefit from additional fog or driving lights, attaching them is a simple process once you have a truck grille.

2. Choosing the right materials for the way you use your truck

Most grille guards are made of steel, with different gauges offering different benefits for their owners. When choosing a grille for your pickup, keep in mind what you’ll be using your truck for as well as the environments you typically drive it in.

Thicker steel strengthens a billet grille considerably but also makes it heavier. This means a larger gauge is great for those who do a lot of off-roading or otherwise need more protection for their truck. However, this option will also make your car heavier, leading to greater fuel consumption.

Conversely, smaller gauges are lightweight, offering less overall protection but also ensuring optimal gas efficiency. These options are great if you plan on driving mostly in the city or want a more decorative look for your truck.

3. Adding a truck grille to your vehicle

You can choose any style of grille guard for your pickup, but typically the best ones are the ones that seamlessly blend in with the overall look of your vehicle and any other accessories you’ve installed.

Make sure to choose a grille that’s made specifically for the make and model of your truck for quick and easy installation. This means that you don’t need to drill, cut, or otherwise damage your pickup in any way during the installation process.

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