The goal is to minimize parking related car bumper damage, a common occurrence when street parking. Rubber bumper guardsprovide a flexible barrier from minor parking bumps. Regardless of whether you like bumper guards or not, rear bumper protectors are an important accessory if you park on the street.
What are bumper guards used for?
To prevent damages that may not be covered by car insurance, many people use bumper guards to protect their vehicles. Bumper guards are vertical bars or foam pads that can be placed on either the back or front of your car.
How do I protect my front bumper from scratches?
Front Bumper Guards
You can purchase wide, front bumper guards. Usually built from foam and/or cotton materials and secured with Velcro, they offer some bumper protection. Really used for parking protection, they help prevent the scratches, dings, and minor dents that parking maneuvers can cause.
Why is the front bumper guard banned?
In simple terms, in case of an accident, the impact of energy and damage reduces significantly due to the crumple zones and the people inside the vehicle suffer less shock and injuries. Installing bull bars not only reduces the effectiveness of crumple zones but, poses a direct threat to the safety of an individual.
Do brush guards cause more damage?
The brush guard may minimize damage, but it might not minimize the cost of repair. For example, it will cost just as much to replace a cracked headlight as a smashed headlight. A collision can destroy the brush guard itself, which renders the brush guard useless.
How much does a bumper guard cost?
You can get a single corner bumper guard at just under $20 to as much as $250. Other types of bumper guards such as bumper-wide ones and stainless steel bumper bars cost even more.
Why bull guards are banned?
Bull bars and crash guards have been banned under Section 52 of the Motor Vehicles Act. They may also affect effective functioning of sensors of air bags meant for protecting passengers. They cause severe damage to the chassis of other vehicles, in case of a collision, and thereby increase the chances of fatalities.
Why are bull bars illegal?
The use of bull bars is prohibited under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. “In many cases, the bull bars obstruct the sensors installed on the car and affect the deployment of airbags at the time of collision. It has proved to be risky in several accidents where the airbags failed to deploy,” he said.
Can I drive with bumper bully?
No, never drive or operate a vehicle with the Bumper Bully attached. Doing so is dangerous and may result in damage to the vehicle or product. Always return the product to vehicle’s trunk prior to driving.