The front grille of automobiles can come in all shapes and sizes. They can be round or square. They can have horizontal or vertical bars, or both. It can extend all the way down to the front bumper. It is one of the main components, along with the headlights, that give your vehicles front end its unique look. Some front end designs are immediately recognizable and closely tied to a car brand or model. And even in newer model electrical cars, the car manufacturers still use one, even though there is really no need for one. People use custom ones to personalize their vehicle and set them apart. They are not just a cosmetic part but they actually serve a functional purpose. They help to protect the radiator and allow air to enter your vehicles engine compartment to help keep it cool. There are a few reasons why you might need to replace or change your factory one. Maybe you were in an accident and your original one is broken or cracked. Maybe it has become discolored over time and just looks old. Or maybe you just want to change the look of the front end of your car with an aftermarket billet grille.
A grille was first used on a vehicle in 1903 and since then it has taken on many different shapes and designs. It wasn't until the 1930s and 1940s though that automobile manufacturers started to distinguish themselves from everyone else by getting creative with their designs. Some of the designs are closely tied to the brand; a good example of this is BMW's use of two small grilles, known as the kidney style. Another brand that is easily recognizable because of their grille is Rolls Royce which uses a large design with vertical bars.
If you are looking to replace your factory grille, removal and installation of it, will depend on what type of part you are purchasing. If you are looking to replace it with a OEM factory replacement, it should be as simple as removing a few nuts and bolts and pulling the old off. Then you would just install the new one in the reverse order that you removed the old one. If you are thinking about purchasing a aftermarket billet grille, installation can be a bit more complicated, depending on which type of aftermarket style you purchase. Aftermarket billet ones generally come in two styles, bolt-on or replacement. A bolt-on style part does not require removal of your original and is just installed over your factory one with the use of bolts and nuts. A replacement billet one might require you to cut out the center section of it from the surrounding shell. Then you would install the new one with the use of brackets and screws, and some drilling would probably be required. Professional installation is usually recommended in this instance.
So whether you're in the market for a new factory style replacement grille or an aftermarket billet one, Car Parts Discount has what you need! Look through our easy to use website or give us a call and speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives who is ready to help you choose the correct grille that fits your need.