Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Bull Bar
There are many reasons why we would highly recommend a bull bar, no matter what type of vehicle you own. They can save your headlights, your life, and they look pretty good as well. If you’re still not convinced then here are the top 5 reasons why a bull bar might be one of the best purchases you will ever make.
1. Protection from Animal Collisions
If you’ve ever hit an animal while travelling down a country road at night while in a vehicle without a bull bar, you know how much damage even a small one might do. The most common animal collisions comes from impacting kangaroos which almost always at least crack a headlight, but many cases have been known to total cars, depending on the roo’s size. Bullbars minimize the potential damage that wildlife can cause, saving your car and even possibly you and your passenger’s lives. In a perfect world you would obviously like to not hit anything, but the moment you do, you wish you’d gotten a bull bar.
2. General Protection From Damage
Flying rocks, nuts or sticks to cause serious damage to the front end of your vehicle when you’re driving on standard roads, let alone when you’re offroading. While a bull bar can never fully protect you from small objects like flying pebbles, having one will ensure that any flying object won’t be able to harm your vehicle so easily.
3. Mounting 4WD Accessories
Bullbars provide easy points for mounting many of your 4WD’s accessories such as winches, sand flags, fishing rods and UHF antennas. While you can mount a winch to other places on your vehicle, the easiest by far is onto a bull bar.
An accidental collision is the last thing you want while sand duning. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a sand flag mounted on your vehicle as far forward as possible to minimize the possibility of a collision, and no better place than on your bull bar.
4. Protects Front Undercarriage
Scraping your front undercarriage when offroading can lead to serious, long term damage. Having a bull bar attached can substantially avoid this as the ground will scrape it, instead of your undercarriage. Scraped bull bars can be replaced, but a damaged undercarriage will be much harder to fix.
5. They Look Great!
Have you ever looked at a 4WD and thought that something just seems to be missing? Well, it’s likely because it doesn’t have a bull bar. 4WD’s and bull bars go hand in hand like pizza and cheese, you just can’t have one without the other. Aside from all the reasons in this list, they make you vehicle look tougher, not only because they actually do make it tougher, but also because they are a huge chunk of steel at the front of your 4WD!