Lower Valance: Fitted for Style and Protection

By: Anthony Fontanelle

A set of outfit has different pieces. Every piece is tasked to cover a certain part of the body. Socks and pants, for example, are meant to cover and to protect the feet and the legs of a person. This concept in clothing is also applied to automobiles. Like a person's body, vehicles are also fitted with an outfit that is meant for safety, aesthetics, and operational purposes. The lower valance is among the different protective covers an automobile is equipped with.

Installed both at the front and the back portions of a vehicle, the lower valance is primarily a covering panel. Mounted just beneath the bumpers, this auto part is cleverly designed to hide the 'skeletal' body part of the automobile. As for the front area, this concealing component can also house the fog lights or the engine bay's grills. A may be factory installed, but there are versions of this component that are sold as aftermarket parts. They are offered in a variety of finishes such as a chrome metal touch that suit different types of vehicles. Without this covering panel, the unpainted areas near the underside of a car are easily seen. In turn, the overall appeal of the car is affected.

Aside from making the vehicle look good, a lower valance kit also helps a motorist to safely maneuver his car. This part facilitates the better flow of air over and under the body of the automobile. It redirects the air underneath the vehicle. Moreover, this car component also helps maintain the cleanliness of the car body. With this vehicle staple, road grime and other potential contaminants like mud and sand are blocked from the chassis or the metal part of the car. If impurities reach the chassis, premature wearing out of the car's frame may occur. If that happens, a big amount of money will be needed to repair or even replace the chassis. Indeed, the lower valance of a car does more than just make the vehicle look good, but most importantly, it promotes a safer vehicle operation all the time.

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