TOYOTA is the new global leader in automobile manufacturing. Each Toyota car is an amalgamation of superior performance, unmatched styling and supreme ride comfort and safety. An added level of protection is never bad for a car and the passengers. A car bumper is not exactly a passenger safety device but is meant to safeguard your car's hood and whatever is underneath it, in event of a minor impact. Being on the exterior a car bumper also changes or adds to the styling of your Toyota vehicle.
What else can shield your Toyota and give it a refreshing sporty looking auto? A Toyota bumper is a must have. All Toyota Bumpers are either made from steel, aluminum, rubber, or plastic and is usually braced on front and stern of your Toyota. A Toyota bumper protects your car's grille, hood, exhaust air-conditioning and also the headlamps, flash lights and brake lights from too extensive damage during a trifling accident. Toyota equipped their cars with substantial, weighty and extruding bumpers, in accordance with the federal bumper standards of the 1970s and early 1980s, by the late 80s most bumpers were masked under a painted thermoplastic fascia. For all cars except for the SUVs, off-roaders and pick-up trucks bumper specifications are specified by law. As per the federal rules, car bumpers must endure a 2.5 miles per hour crash without any damage to car body or safety-related parts. The bumpers themselves can undergo dent. If you're a proud owner of a Toyota passenger car like Toyota Camry, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Matrix, Toyota Prius, Toyota Venza your car bumper needs to follow the certain federal guidelines, however when you own a Toyota SUV or a truck like Toyota Parado, Toyota highlander, Toyota Rav 4 or Toyota Tundra there are no such guidelines to follow.
Driving with a tainted car bumper is a dent to your reputation. Replacement Toyota bumpers are not too expensive and can be procured easily over the internet. Why hamper your repute? Here are a few steps to guide you replace your Toyota bumper on your own.
- With a flashlight locate four to six lug nuts beneath your Toyota bumper (they are holding the bumper on).
- Loosen the nuts by spraying a lubricant such as WD-40, wait for 3-5 minutes after spraying.
- Remove each of the lug nuts with a wrench. Place them aside as you do not lose them.
- Raise the bumper up from the car. As you elevate the bumper it will appear free of the car gathering the bolts with it. Place the bumper on the ground and separate the bolts.
- Set the bolts through the holes in the new bumper. Cautiously position the replacement bumper onto the car. Ensure that the bolts go till the holes they were removed from.
- Change the lug nuts at the ends of the bolts and tighten them with a wrench.
And you just saved $50.00!
The procedure may differ slightly depending on which Toyota model you own.