Top Reasons to Install a Bonnet Protector


4WD vehicles are becoming increasingly more popular, as more people are looking for a means to travel outside of the urban jungle and explore the untouched parts of the Australian outback. Mitsubishi is one of the leading manufacturers, and both the Triton and Outlander have seen a drastic increase in sales in the past several years. And while both of these vehicles perform amazingly well on and off the road, any owner that’s venturing off the beaten track should look to protect their prized possession.

Depending on where and how you intend to ride your Mitsubishi, you might need a couple of different accessories. However, one accessory that you need regardless of where and how – is the Mitsubishi bonnet protector. In case you’re unaware of what the purpose of a Mitsubishi bonnet protector is – it’s an accessory whose purpose is to protect your Mitsubishi bonnet’s paint job and bodywork.

Bonnet Protector

Even the slightest scratches that are the result of upcoming flying debris, insects, sand or rocks can be costly to repair. Most of the time, you can’t just put some paint on the scratched parts, so you’ll have to repaint the entire vehicle. A bonnet protector protects your vehicle against such damages, thus it helps reduce maintenance and service costs. There are bonnet protectors specifically designed for the exact model and make of the Mitsubishi you have, so buying one online is relatively easy.

Most bonnet protectors you’ll come across are wear and tear resistant, and aerodynamically efficient. They’re typically made of quality acrylic, vinyl or leather. You can buy them in a wide range of colours to coordinate or contrast with your Mitsubishi’s hues. Some bonnet protectors come with wind visors, weather shields, and UV resistant properties, which makes them ideal for use in all climate conditions.

If the idea of a bonnet protector doesn’t appeal to you, you can get a full-hood cover instead. Full-hood covers are made with lyrca, spandex or polyester to ensure a tight fit, and unlike bonnet protectors, they cover the entirety of your bonnet. That being said, full-hood covers are customizable in many different ways. You can take advantage of this and print a business logo on them, or something personal. Full-hood covers are easy to install and remove, which makes them ideal for casual off-roaders. However, they need to be cleaned regularly (preferably after every off-road trip) and if they aren’t properly installed – they can cause flapping, which can damage your paint.