Cadillac Bumper Cover: The Features and Benefits
The bumper cover doesn't have the same shock-absorption qualities and properties of the bumper, which protects various parts of the vehicle such as the hood, lights, and even the radiator from severe damage in case of a low-speed collision. Still, this accessory serves as a reinforcement, one that is fitted over the bumper itself. It's typically built out of plastic or fiberglass, which means that it doesn't add that much weight. It's used for both style and function. Given the wide variety of styles and designs, a Cadillac bumper cover can be a practical add-on to any vehicle. Here are some its features and benefits:
The bumper cover can be used to accentuate or dress up the bumper. With a bumper cover on, the vehicle can look sleeker and may appear more customized and finished. This is a great way to enhance the otherwise plain-looking or unattractive bumper of the vehicle. The different styles available for the bumper cover makes it much easier to find the perfect companion or match to the bumper and one that can blend well with the rest of the vehicle exterior. Needless to say, this can be used as some sort of a cosmetic facelift to the vehicle. Depending on the design, it can dramatically change the look of the vehicle or improve its overall appeal. While some covers are custom-made for a specific vehicle, others are designed to fit different makes and models.
Reinforcement to the vehicle bumper
The bumper cover isn't designed with the same impact-absorption features or qualities of the bumper, but it does serve as a reinforcement. It still shields the bumper and prevents it from minor damage such as scratches and dents. And in a way, it also helps the bumper to protect the fender, headlights, taillights, and fender. It's not just used for better styling but also for improved function.
Mounting spot for the fog lights and mini grille
The bumper cover can also serve as a mounting area or place for the fog lights that increase visibility in dimly lit areas and for the mini grille, which typically matches the larger grille, for added styling on the vehicle. Some bumper covers even have a built-in or an integrated air dam, which enhances the vehicle's aerodynamics for increased fuel economy and better performance.
The difference between the bumper cover and the air dam
Some can be a little confused and may mistake the air dam as the bumper cover. But while both of them are made as fittings for the vehicle, they're not the same thing. The bumper cover is fitted over the bumper. It covers the entire panel. On the other hand, the air dam is placed just beneath the actual bumper. The air dam redirects oncoming air while driving the vehicle in such a way that it improves the vehicle's aerodynamics as it reduces drag. In some cases, the bumper cover itself may be equipped with the air dam or have this as an integrated feature.