A good driving experience is what we always want from a car company that strives to perfect each vehicle they produce. After all, when we own a Toyota, we are guaranteed of performance and quality. And with every Toyota car we own, we own a piece of machine that keeps us away from accident by offering the much needed protection.
When you drive a Toyota 4RUNNER, Avalon, Camry, Celica, Corolla, Corona, Cressida, Echo, FX, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, MR2, Paseo, Previa, Prius, Rav4, Sequoia, Sienna, Solara, Starlet, Supra, T100, Tacoma, Tercel, Tundra, or any Toyota Van, you always assured of quality, look, and performance. But sometimes, you don't realize that these Toyota cars have the capacity to give you the best protection with its quality parts. And what other Toyota part gives the best protection than the Toyota hood.
Basically, the car hood is another type of door that is consists of an inner and an outer panel. The inner panel provides strength. The outer panel is a metal cover, or "skin". The underside of the hood is often covered with a sound-absorbing material. Some high performance cars have openings in the hood to allow the engine to "breathe" easier. "Hood scoops" are used to channel outside air directly to the air filter, which gives improved performance and efficiency. Hoods also provide protection against harmful materials that can damage the engine underneath. It also reduces sound that is produced by the engine while running.
In an accident, especially on a head on collision, the worst hit part of your car is the hood that is why, a good and properly constructed hood is very essential to reduce the impact to the car and thus protecting the passengers on board. Toyota develops hood equipped with impact reduction feature. This feature called the crumple zone is designed to absorb the energy upon impact. The main purpose of these zones is to prolong the amount of time it takes the car to come to a complete stop in comparison to object the car hits. By this process, the energy of impact is spread over the longer period of time.
Toyota is committed to provide every passenger the right protection they need. That is why the addition of crumple zones to Toyota hoods is great addition to their effort. Toyota also made their hood in a style to bring out the attitude to every Toyota model.