Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bumper
How to Maintain Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bumper
Chevrolet has maintained its reputation for durable and powerful trucks. And with its rich Americana heritage, the marque maintains a distinct look and character. People continue to associate quad symmetrical headlights and a wide grille with the bow tie. The same goes with its thick massive bumper. Despite its tough truck persona, you still ought to take care of every single component that your truck has. Here are some tips on how to maintain your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 bumper. Read along.
- Always inspect for scratches on the bumper and address them.
Being the frontline of your truck to road debris and other hazards, your Chevy Silverado bumper is prone to scratches. For light scratches on the surface, these can be easily remedied by applying a rubbing compound. First, you clean the area where you will be applying the solution. Next, you have to apply a minimum amount of the solution then rub in on the scratch in a circular motion. Allow it to dry to a haze before wiping off the excess. You can further buff it by applying a little wax then polish it off to a gloss.
- Check and remount fog lights if needed.
The Chevy Silverado bumper is equipped with fog lights. You should always keep the fog lights in check to make sure they are working and mounted properly. If the fog lights are not mounted properly, they may end up as an obstruction or hazard during your drive. You should also look out for any wiring problems behind the bumper. An overlooked wiring issue can escalate to bigger problems if not addressed as soon as possible.
- Wash and scrub the dirt off your bumper.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 bumper is your primary protection against front collisions, but you still have to maintain it to keep it looking clean and tidy. Direct a steady stream of water on to it as you would with other panels during car wash. Rub a sponge soaked in car shampoo to remove dirt and grime. Once done, rinse the shampoo residue then wipe off with a clean cloth.