Scion Tc Car Bra
Scion TC Car Bra: Its Usual Issues and the Culprits behind Them
The car bra of your Scion TC serves as a protective covering of your car's hood from bugs, dirt, and other road debris. Through time, the car bra will get damaged from these harmful elements, especially if the component is not maintained properly. When you notice that your vehicle's car bra is acting up, you have to do some troubleshooting before it creates more serious problems. Here's a list of the common issues you might encounter:
Chips and scratches on the hood's surface
If you notice that there are chips and scratches on your hood's surface, this is most likely caused by the presence of dust and dirt on top of the hood. Since the dirt and dust are already there before you have covered the hood with the bra, the dirt will settle further and scratch the surface more. When they mix with water from the rain, there's a greater chance of damage because the hood becomes more prone to fading and corrosion.
Change in the paint color of the hood
Another problem that your Scion TC car bra can cause is the discoloration of the hood's paint. Although the car's aging can be the reason why the paint discolors, the car bra can be a culprit because it traps the UV rays from the sun when the car bra is attached for too long. You might notice that the paint is darker than the rest of the car's body. To avoid this from happening, you should remove the car bra after you have parked your car. It is also important to wipe the portion covered by the car bra to remove particles that can cause discoloration.
Wind noise and mild vibration from the hood portion of your vehicle
A Scion TC car bra that's not properly fitted can create noise while you're driving at high speeds and it can even produce vibration from the front part of your vehicle. This is caused by the pressure from the wind that's making contact with the car bra. You might also hear noise from fasteners or hooks that are loosely connected. It might hit some parts of the hood continually and can also cause damage.