A bumper end may be nothing but a simple bumper addition. At first glance, you may think of it as a small panel that completes the look of your car front or rear. In many cases, it is like that, but it actually does more. Other than giving your vehicle a finished and sleek look, this component also offers your vehicle a certain degree of protection against small amounts of impact. When looking for the right bumper ends for your vehicle, you may have to consider these factors. So, how do you find the right bumper end? You have different choices.
Material: Plastic or Steel?
This has always been an ongoing debate among those who want to upgrade the looks of their vehicle using a bumper end. Both can actually give you similar effects appearance-wise, but the difference lies in the durability and weight.
Stainless bumper ends are more durable. They can withstand impacts better than plastic ends can, but they are also heavier and will definitely add a certain amount of weight to your vehicle. That said, they also require a more stable mounting compared to plastic ends.
Our suggestion would be that you base your choice on your daily activities. If you see a lot of off-road drives in your car, you may want to get the steel bumper ends to prevent premature wear. But, if you see mostly city streets in your daily driving activities, then the plastic ones will suffice.
Looks: Painted or Raw?
Different bumper ends come in different finishes for different effects, ranging from raw to painted. Raw and primered bumper ends are ideal for those who want to do the painting themselves, those who are into serious car customization and want to get just the right blend of color for their vehicle's front or rear. Meanwhile, some bumper ends are already painted. The most popular colors are black and chrome-the black finish is designed to match any vehicle paint color while the chrome is crafted to match the chrome bars that you might have in your vehicle.
Other than these, you'll also find bumper ends that are textured for an improved look in your vehicle. Some are polished with a natural color. If you can't find the right mix of color or finish, then you'll be glad to know that even majority of the non-raw bumper ends are paintable; you always have a lot of options when it comes to vehicle appeal.
With all these choices available, getting added protection and improved appeal in your vehicle should be easy.