Grille Guards & Bull Bars
What is a Bull Bar?
Recently it has become a trend among car makers to design cars with a bull bar. There are many benefits of installing this gadget on the vehicle, but before we get into those details lets understand what they really are.It is actually a device that is fitted to the front (and/or rear) of the vehicle in order to protect it from damage. At the same time, it also protects the passengers inside the vehicle in case of an accident. There are other names for this device as well, such as “roo bar” and “nudge bar”. In Australia, this device is particularly important because chances of collision with animals (e.g. bulls) are high.
Bull Bars Come In Variety
There are different shapes and sizes of bull bars. There are black bull bars that make trucks and vehicles look robust and damage resistant. Moreover, there are bull bars with lights, bull bar mounting brackets, simple bull bar brackets and there are bull bar bumpers as well.
This device comes in different materials as well. Depending on your choice of what you want you can go for the welded steel, polyethylene, molded polycarbonate and aluminum tubing. The reason why most people are inclined to using options other than metal is because those made from pure metal are lethal.
In case of collisions, the death of the victim is certain. Currently in Europe, there are estimates of about 2000 deaths and more than 18,000 fatal injuries in accidents involving vehicles with bull bars. This includes accidents in which the collision was from the front or the rear. People use this device to protect lights as well. Bull bar lights in particular are very famous among people who drive land rovers, SUVs (e.g. GMC YuKon or GMC Envoy) and four wheel trucks (e.g. Dodge ram and Dump trucks).
Additionally, there are many brands of this important device e.g. Westin Bull Bar. Buying branded ultimate Westin bull bars is highly recommended. If you want to install them yourself, you can get the bull bar installation instructions manual from the dealers or the company. Installing them is easy and can be done within no time at all.
Basically, there are two forms of this important device. Firstly, the nudge bull bar, which is meant for all sizes of vehicles, especially SUVs. Secondly, the accessories bull bar, which is meant only to beautify the car. It improves the aesthetics and makes vehicles look classy and stylish.
Why Get a Bull Bar?
As mentioned earlier, there are a number of reasons to use these devices. They can be used to:
- Protect the lights of the vehicle
- Keep passengers safe by reducing impact
- Beautify the looks of the truck
- Make the vehicle damage proof
Those who choose to use the alloy side steps along with bull bars hardly get to enjoy the true potential of their vehicle. It’s only when the plastic material is replaced with a steel or tougher and sturdy material that the car becomes fun to drive. The vehicle will look more attractive and modern with slight modification.
When this device is installed in front of the vehicle, it feels a lot better in terms of security. You know that the chances of damage to your car and the person in front have reduced. Besides, while driving, the bull bar tends to make the driver more conscious of people on the road. Moreover in case there is collision, you know that the radiator and fan is protected.
When they are installed at the rear of the vehicle they more or less have the same function. They protect the vehicle from damage behind it, particularly the lights. In places where the vehicle is exposed to animals, there are greater chances of losing your lights. Bull bar lights are durable and last for many years. Investing in this accessory is definitely worth it.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the device is that it is durable. It doesn’t rust away, or get worn out too soon. You can enjoy having bull bars on your vehicle for many years on end. Painting them black is a good idea to keep them looking great. In fact, this adds to the beauty of your truck or four wheel drive. It’s your choice; you can paint the bull bar with other colors as well.
Bull bar steps are also a must have. If your vehicle is too high, passengers will find it easier to get in and out of the vehicle with ease. Experts recommend the installation of alloy sidesteps in trucks and busses that are used for heavy duty jobs. Likewise, the bull bar bumper is also a recommended investment worth making.
Car Makers Recommend It
Melbourne’s four wheel drives are increasing in numbers, and so are sprouting bull bars. Recently there has been a rise in the use of this device in a wide range of vehicles.
Adventurers in countries where there is wild life (like Australia) must have these accessories on their vehicle. You never know when you hit an animal. The advantage of having the best bull bar installed is that even after collision the animal might survive. It kind of cushions the impact, reducing the chances of fatality of the injured party and reduces (if not prevents) injury of people inside the vehicle.
In village setups like most third world countries, urban people often fall victim to road accidents. Installing bull bars will reduce risk of injuring people out there. This is why NGOs using trucks have also started installing bull bars to prevent unexpected accidents.
Buying Your Bull Bar
Before you buy your own device, it is recommended that you read through bull bar reviews. This will give you an idea of which brand to buy. Remember, the best deal is one which has the best price and best quality.
Although there are several brands out there, the Westin bull bar has become more famous than others. This is because they have proved to be better than other brands in terms of quality. The Toyota Tacoma bull bar, Chevrolet CK 1500 bull bar, and Chevrolet K5 Blazer bull bar are the top selling bull bars at AutomaxStyling. People who buy bull bars most likely will also buy nerf bars. This is not surprising as both accessories have a beefy, chrome look and serve aestheic as well as practical purposes. We've seen a good combination of Toyota Tundra Oval Nerf Bars being sold with Toyota Tundra Bull Bars, Chevrolet Avalanche Oval Nerf Bars bought wth Chevrolet Avalanche bull bar and so on.
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