The grille insert located next to the grill shell of your pickup protects the radiator and engine from dirt or any foreign object that could pass through. It also adds a nice touch in front of your truck giving it a powerful look. Here are a few tips that you can follow when you want to have a grille insert for your ride.
- Take a look at the grille shell of your pickup, so you can already have an idea what grille insert shape would fit on it. You could also look for a grille insert that is specific to the type of your vehicle. With details like your car's make, type, and year, your search will be a lot easier.
- Choose between the four types of grille inserts. There's the classic billet, your standard horizontal bars. Another one is the speed and mesh grille. It has race-inspired, diamond-pattern design. The third one is the designer grille that has a flashy design, but the cut is still standard. And finally, the specialty grille, which is customized from the cut to the design.
- Determine the installation you want for your grille insert, whether it's a bolt-over, a predetermined size, or a cut-out installation. The bolt-over is the faster way to attach the grille insert on your car. However, a cut-out will be measured specifically for your car. There's no significant difference between the two, it's like choosing between ready-made grille and an exact fit.
- Budget an amount around $40-$70 if you want a good grille insert. But if you want to go all-in for an upgraded look, it will cost up to $2,000 for a high-end grille insert.
- DO NOT settle for an unknown brand in the market. The quality of their grille insert is uncertain, and they might not offer the warranty you can get from a trusted brand.
- DO NOT select a bolt-on grille insert that doesn't fit well on your car. It just might fall off your vehicle, and get damaged.