A great way to turn heads while you’re driving around is to invest in a grille that makes your vehicle stand out from the crowd. Aside from the looks, grilles also play an important role in keeping your vehicle safe. If you’re constantly driving around on back country roads at night, there’s always a chance you could hit something like a rock, and the only thing that stands between any obstacle on the road and your vehicle's machinery is a good grille.
Having a tubular grille installed on your vehicle will give you protection from random objects and give you personalization like no other. If you've been on the lookout for a great set of quality tubular grilles, we’ve got what you need at CARiD. We also sell many other parts and accessories for different models so that you can easily achieve any level of customization you can dream of.
So what is the main purpose of a tubular grille? It actually serves a dual purpose by greatly enhancing the look of your vehicle, while also giving you an element of protection when you’re driving at high speeds. Investing in a tubular grille won’t cost you much but will improve the overall look of the vehicle quite a lot. Many men choose to install tubular grilles on their big trucks to give them a more 'macho' look but they’re becoming more and more popular among women that want to customize their vehicle too.
A tubular grille can be made of either stainless steel or aluminum; both of these materials are known for their durability and strength. The grille gets its name for being made of narrow tubes that align parallel to each other and form a grille and the gap between the tubes can vary depending on which style you get. A wider gap with broader tubes can make your grille look more solid while the thinner version is sleeker. Attaching a tubular grille to your vehicle is as simple as hooking it on to the existing grille or sticking it on using 3M's automotive glue.
The tubular grille isn’t complicated, so there isn’t much to worry about in terms of malfunctions. Unless your grille is badly installed, it’s unlikely that it’ll come off your vehicle unless you get into a collision. The grille is almost maintenance-free because the chrome or powder coated exterior guarantees that it won’t lose its sheen for a long time. If you find that your grille is dented, you should repair or replace it as soon as possible it can pose a hazard to others on the road if it falls off.
You'll easily be able to tell if anything is wrong with your tubular grille. If you find that it's bent out of shape – even slightly – you should double check that the grille's fasteners are still securely bolted. If you find that one of the fasteners has been damaged, you should remove the grille and get it serviced immediately. If you’ve had your tubular grille for a long period of time, your grille has probably gone through some wear and tear which is completely normal. It’s easiest to just replace the whole unit at this point for both aesthetic and safety reasons.
| Posted by Brian | (N. Richland Hills, TX)
Minor manufacturing inconsistencies added time to the installation and necessitated the creation of a workaround.