A Nissan Frontier bumper guard is considered as the vehicle's first line of defense. It is installed to sort of function the way shock absorbers do by taking in the impact brought by the bump and preventing further damage on the Frontier. Aside from this, the bumper guard also prevents the front bumper, fender, and hood from potentially damaging debris like rocks, twigs, sand, mud, and leaves. But how would you know when your truck's bumper guard is defective beyond repair? Here are some things to watch out for:
Cracks and minor scratches
This is probably the easiest things to spot on your Nissan Frontier bumper guard. When you see cracks, scratches, or dents on your truck's bumper guard, this only means that it calls for attention. This kind of damage, no matter how minor it may seem, could mean that there is a bigger problem on your bumper guard. And in order to prevent it from causing bigger concerns on the truck, then you should start re-assessing the condition of the bumper guard. You can simply remove the bumper guard from the assembly and inspect the entire accessory. Look for holes, cracks, dents, or scratches on the bumper guard and decide whether to re-install it on the truck or get a new one from your trusted supplier.
Constant clacking sound
Hearing a constant clacking sound while driving may also be a manifestation of an underlying problem on the bumper guard. But there is nothing much to worry about as the sound may only be due to a minor glitch on the way the guard was drilled onto the vehicle. You can easily solve this problem by checking the bumper guard. If you notice this while driving, you can pull over for a while and look for some problems for a few minutes. You can also try tugging on the bumper guard to check if it is properly attached or if it is going to fall off at any moment. If you think the bumper guard can hold it until you reach your destination, then you can simply endue the clacking sound although it could be very distracting. But if you have your tools with you, you can quickly remove the bumper guard and re-install it properly.