Front End Cover
Installing a Front End Cover
Your car's front end receives the most damage from road debris and rocks. Front end covers help protect your car's front end from any form unexpected road damage. Most aftermarket front end covers fit your car like a glove and they provide an aerodynamic look. Also, front end covers do not hinder access to your car's engine, as many have thought before. Installing a front end cover will take about 15 minutes, and here is a guide to help you with the installation process.
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
Preparing for the task
Make sure that your work area is clear from dust. Mix a capful of car shampoo into a pail of water. Using a sponge, wash your car thoroughly and remove any dirt and grime, especially on the car's front end area. Use clean cotton rags to completely dry your car before installing the new front end cover. Inspect your car's body panels for any signs of damage. Repair any damaged body panel before installing the new front end cover.
Preparing the front end cover for installation
Open the new front end cover's box and lay it over your car to check if it fits the car's front end. Inspect the front end cover for any signs of tears, holes, or missing parts and fasteners. Let the new front end cover to sit under direct sunlight until it can be stretched over the car's front end.
Installing the new front end cover on your car
Use a clean, dry cotton rag to wipe off any signs of dirt on the car's front end surfaces. Remember that dirt acts like sandpaper under the front end cover during installation, causing damage to your car's paint job. Use the front end cover's tabs to secure it on your car's front end. These tabs can be either bent around the bumper or snapped into place with the tabs provided.
Testing the installation of the new front end cover
Drive your car to test if the new front end cover is properly fitted. Check if the front end cover flails in the wind because flapping can cause damage to your car's paint. An improperly fit front end cover will shorten the cover's life span and leave you with an expensive repaint job.