Car Hood Buyer’s Guide
A car hood is a hinged cover that is sometimes held by struts to keep the engine bay from external elements that may ruin components like the engine and radiator. And since it’s in such a prominent location, the hood also allows you to make a statement and turn heads on the street. High-end luxury cars’ hoods often come with hood ornaments, while performance cars get functional or decorative scoops, vents, and power bulges. If you’re looking for an original stock replacement or a stylish, custom upgrade, you can definitely find it here at CarParts.com.
Why You Should Replace Your Car Hood
Restore Your Vehicle’s Look
Apart from protecting the vehicle, the hood adds to the vehicle's aggressive look—especially those with large engines. The hoods on classic and muscle cars have certain distinctive features that need to be reproduced exactly, especially if you’re joining shows and contests. We have a wide selection of high-quality replacement hoods that are identical to their original counterparts.
Get a Quality Reproduction of an Original Part
We know that quality, durability, fit, and finish are important when shopping for the right parts, components, and accessories for your vehicle. After all, you need your car, truck, or SUV to take you from your nine-to-five to your dinner appointments and trips. If your hood gets damaged in a collision, you’ll need to get a replacement right away to maintain your vehicle’s structural integrity and resale value. Our high-quality replacement hoods will make your vehicle look good as new at prices that won’t take a toll on your budget.
Increase Strength and Reduce Weight
If you want to use this opportunity to upgrade the appearance of your vehicle with an aftermarket performance part, they’re readily available here at CarParts.com. We’ve got hoods in many designs and in different materials to choose from. Below are just some of the most popular choices in the aftermarket:
- Fiberglass hoods- These are used in high-end performance cars to maximize weight reduction and minimize warping. They’re also pretty easy to paint.
- Carbon fiber hoods- Carbon fiber is most popular to install for car shows, race cars, and tuners. They’re durable and lightweight and can really turn heads once you’re on the road.
- Composite material hoods- Though more expensive than their OEM counterpart, composite material hoods aren’t as heavy as a steel hood, reducing overall vehicle weight, and in other cases increasing the gas mileage. They’re typically made from a combination of fiberglass, resins, and plastic, which makes them tough and durable.
Complete Your Restoration or Customization Project
If you’re trying to restore or customize your vehicle, we highly recommend that you also get new hinges, seals, and hardware for a variety of reasons. First, many replacement hoods already come with the appropriate hinges and hardware. Second, old hood hardware, seals, and insulation may need to be replaced since they can rust, crack, or form holes over time. Luckily, here at CarParts.com, we have all these components and more. Get everything you need with a few clicks and enjoy exclusive deals and perks today!