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Hello, my name is Walter. Over the past few months, I have been working on my car. I never used to think much about my car. I would just jump into it and hit the road. Things were fine at first, but soon I realised that things were starting to go wrong. Strange white smoke started to appear from the exhaust. Sometimes when I changed gear, I could hear a strange noise. Foolishly, I ignored all of this until my car broke down. When I got to the auto repair shop the mechanic repaired my car and then gave it a full service. As he did so, I began my auto servicing education.



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Body Kits: 3 Crucial Functions of Your Vehicle's Front Bumper Lip

by Margie White

The front bumper design includes strong steel behind flexible and absorbent plastic. The primary role of the bumper is to resist the impact caused by another car during a head-on collision. Furthermore, it protects the occupants of the auto from injuries in case of a minor accident. 

The bumper lip is the strip of rubber affixed to the metal, and it comes in a variety of sizes and strengths. The body kit serves several functions on your vehicle, as discussed below.

1. It Reduces the Flow of Air under the Vehicle

One of the things that make driving hard is the drag created by air movement under the vehicle. That's because the air pressure gets affected as the car moves forward. Air will naturally flow around and under the vehicle. But the air flowing under can create drag, making the car hard to drive. Therefore, a bumper lip can be quite beneficial in preventing drag. Also, the bumper lip increases the downward force, which makes your vehicle easier to handle. 

2. It Protects the Bumper from Damage

The other benefit of installing a bumper lip is to protect the bumper from damage. Some of the sources of dents on the bumper include kerbs, bumps on the road, and even parking blocks. The metallic part of the bumper will get ugly dents and scratches when it hits these hard surfaces. However, the lip rubber creates a barrier between the bumper and the hard surfaces. Thus, it preserves your car and minimises the number of times you have to visit the auto shop for dent removal, repainting, and panel beating.

3. It Makes the Vehicle Look Lowered

The lowered look is one of the current stylish auto trends. However, it comes with its own set of implications on the performance of the vehicle on the road. One of the best ways to make your car seem lowered without interfering with its operations is by changing the hydraulic suspension or installing lowering springs. The flexible rubber used to make the lip means that it can take all the wear from being in close contact with the road without suffering much damage.

The bumper lip is an invaluable component of a car. Consult your mechanic if you're ready to buy a Mustang body kit. They help you source the best lip in the market and install it correctly to ensure that it serves you optimally.