Grille guards and bull bars for trucks add a layer of protection against minor collisions to the front of your truck. They’re ideal for preventing or minimizing dents and scratches to your truck from small hazards such as free-rolling shopping carts, tree limbs, and brush. Some bull bars are equipped with a skid plate, which can keep your undercarriage from being damaged while bottoming out. Even the smallest bull bars offer some modicum of protection that can be the difference between no harm done and hundreds of dollars worth of body work. Both of these accessories also add visual appeal to your truck and help it to stand out from similar vehicles.
In addition to their protective properties, bull bars and grille guards are usually equipped with mounting points for useful truck add-ons including LED light cubes and bars. Some grille guards even have an option for a winch tray, which lets you mount the ultimate recovery accessory: a winch. Although most of these accessories require the removal of your tow hooks, your truck will still have plenty of secure locations to mount chains and tow straps.
For truck owners who insist on having the best of both worlds, there are some options.