Vehicle Brush Guard
A brush guard is a component which attaches to the front of a vehicle,in order to protect the bumper, lights, and grille from any damage. Using a guard like this is essential when driving allot in rough terrain because those front components can be easily damaged by tall brush or animals which may suddenly run out in front of the vehicle. To withstand all this punishment, brush guards are made out of thick metal that runs all the way from under the bumper to the bottom of the hood. To protect the smaller components like the headlights, thin strips of metal or even wire are ran between the thicker bars on the brush guard. All of these metal components are either chrome plated or powder coated for a corrosion resistant finish. Having a brush guard with a nice finish like this will also enhance the look of the front of the vehicle.
Since brush guards are extremely heavy and subjected to violent forces when the vehicle slams against something, it is important that it is installed properly so that is doesn’t just snap off when an impact occurs. Almost all brush guards attach to the vehicle though the frame since this is the thickest and most solid component of the vehicle. The guard normally attached to the frame with heavy duty bolts that run through the frame and the guard before being secured with a nut. Since the frame is fairly easy to get to on most vehicles, installation of a brush guard in normally very simple and can be done at home with only a few basic tools.
Some brush guards are designed to allow easier installation of aftermarket accessories. One of the most popular accessories that are attached to a brush guard is extra lights. These lights are normally mounted on one of the brush guards bars so that the driver can see better when out on a trail in the dark. Another popular accessory that can be mounted to some brush guards is a winch. This is a popular place for a winch because the secure connection of the brush guard and the frame means that the winch can pull allot of weight without having to worry about ripping off any component of the vehicle.