3 Bumper Skirt Replacement Options - Don't Spend Too Much!
Bumper skirts are a useful addition to your car if you’re concerned about performance. Drivers use bumper skirts to help the aerodynamics of their vehicles. Also, many drivers enjoy the lowered appearance bumper skirts give their cars.
However, there’s one big drawback to having a bumper skirt: bumper skirts are susceptible to damage. Since bumper skirts are installed underneath the vehicle, they’re vulnerable to curbs, speed bumps, large potholes, and other obstacles on the road. The lower the ground clearance, the more likely the bumper skirt is going to get damaged.
Bumper skirts can be pretty expensive to replace, but not necessarily. Let’s take a look at the 3 replacement options for cracked or broken skirts:
1. OEM Replacement Bumper Skirt
The most obvious option is to replace your OEM bumper skirt with another OEM bumper skirt that’s exactly like it. Going the OEM route guarantees high quality and great fitment, but is it really the best option?
Your OEM bumper skirt broke in the first place, so obviously an OEM replacement will probably break in due time. After all, OEM bumper skirts are made of hard material that easily cracks or breaks off when it comes in contact with a curb, speed bump or unexpected road debris.
OEM bumper skirts are pretty expensive. They can cost hundreds of dollars. Considering how easily OEM bumper skirts break, they’re not really a great investment.
2. Aftermarket Bumper Skirt
Aftermarket bumper skirts are usually cheaper than OEM bumper skirts, and you can achieve a unique custom look by adding one to your car. However, aftermarket skirts are notorious for fitment issues. Many of them are not built to OEM specs, nor are they built for specific models. An aftermarket bumper skirt has a greater risk of falling off. Also, aftermarket skirts are typically made of inferior quality materials. This means they’re more prone to cracks, holes, or breakage compared to OEM skirts.
3. Bumper Protection Strip
Have you ever considered replacing your bumper skirt with something different? A bumper protection strip is a great solution. It offers all the benefits you’d find with both OEM and aftermarket bumper skirts without any of the drawbacks.
A bumper protection strip is a durable rubber piece that can be installed in the front, back, and sides of your vehicle. Due to its flexible nature, a protection strip will bend when it comes in contact with a curb or something else. This means two things:
- A bumper protection strip won’t crack or break like hard bumper skirts do.
- By bending back when in contact with something, a bumper protection strip protects the body of the vehicle.
All-Fit is the preferred brand of bumper protection for many car owners. Our lip kits offer many benefits, including:
- Easy installation
- Precise fitment
- A unique custom look
- Durable rubber material
Read more about the All-Fit Lip kit here.