Keep Your Car Scratch Free by Installing a Bonnet Protector
Bonnet protectors are one of those vehicle additions the benefits of which only true adventurers can appreciate in full. Besides their protective capabilities, they are sleek, look cool and can add a bit of flair to your ride, especially if the right colour is selected. There are several different protective characteristics that bonnets can offer, so let’s go over those along with the installation process.
What is Their Purpose?
Bonnet protectors are attachments that not only make you car more aerodynamic by reducing drag on key points on the car, but also provide a surface for bugs and other debris to bounce off of and be prevented from entering the insides of the car. Bonnets are installed on the front of the hood and the top of the windows. These places are chosen because they are most vulnerable to impacts from outside such as impact form small rocks. They can also prevent rain from entering your windows if you wish to have them slightly opened when you drive.
How do They Work?
There is not much to them construction wise, they are just plastic protectors that are shaped to fit the top of your windows and the front of the hood. They are moulded into a pocket shape that is to be attached to the front of the hood or windows. They allow only for a small amount of air circulation to occur at a time – this way debris and dust can’t enter the vehicle. The bonnet protector that is placed on the window has a slightly different function as not only does it keep debris at bay, but also rain. That way you can have your windows opened slightly even when driving in the rain.
How are They Installed?
Regarding their installation, there are two options that you can go for. Usually bonnet protectors are designed to be installed on any vehicle without drilling any new holes. They are designed to be fastened over already existing holes on your car and thus be held in place. If, however, you are having trouble installing them yourself, a mechanic’s shop might be able to help you out, but depending on who is doing the job, they might do more damage than good. Bonnets differ from car to car and since no one knows your car better than you, just follow the manual and you will be done in no time.