GMC Sierra 1500 Bumper
Helpful Tips to Extend the Service Life of Your GMC Sierra 1500 Bumper
The bumper is among the components of your GMC Sierra that easily get noticed as the vehicle arrives. So if you don't want it to take away from your truck's otherwise powerful and handsome looks, you have to keep the bumper in excellent shape at all times. Below are a few tips that will help maintain the aesthetic appeal as well as the functionality of your GMC Sierra 1500 bumper:
- Keep your truck's bumper clean.
While a truck caked up with mud is a sight to behold for off-roaders, it doesn't work that way if you're already on the city streets, finding your way back home. Besides being an eyesore to some people, hardened mud and filth especially on the nooks of your bumper can be kind of difficult to remove and doing so may cause scratches on its finish. So, make it a point to hose too much filth off your Sierra 1500 before driving it. If you don't have time or means to do that right after off-roading, then just see to it that you'll give your truck a thorough wash once you arrive home.
- Outfit it with protective add-ons.
Another way to add more years to the life of your GMC Sierra bumper is to equip it with an add-on that could protect it from possible damage. Depending on the kind of protection you need, the environment you usually drive your truck in, and your budget, you can outfit your bumper with a bull bar, grille guard, bumper guard, bumper cover, or other add-ons.
- Fix even minor problems right away.
As soon as you noticed problems with your bumper, such as scratches, rust, dents, and loose or missing hardware, find time to fix them to prevent these issues from getting more serious and difficult to remedy. The process may vary depending on how big and severe the problem is. Loose or missing hardware shouldn't be ignored especially if you frequently drive your GMC truck on rugged terrains. Make sure to have it replaced before going to another off-road destination.
- Use only paint-friendly cleaners and cleaning equipment.
When cleaning your bumper, make sure to use only mild products. It would be better if you can find one with biodegradable formula as that isn't only friendly to your truck's finish but to the environment as well. When it comes to cleaning equipment, avoid using steel wool pads or steel wire brushes especially on chrome bumpers as they can scratch the bumper's finish.