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What Are the Benefits of a Grille Guard?

Are you an over-the-road trucker? Do you own your own rig or your own business? Are you looking for a brand-new grille guard to protect your truck? Have you struggled to find the right fit for your truck? We may be able to help at RIGGUARD. We manufacture steel grille guards for truckers in Northeast Wisconsin and we know that many of you may want to know – what are the benefits of a grille guard? Find out how we can help you protect your truck and keep you safe with this quick overview created by the RIGGUARD Team in Neenah, WI.

Top 4 Reasons to Get a Grille Guard

Are you looking for a way to upgrade safety and protection when you get behind the wheel for a long haul? A grille guard manufactured by the RIGGUARD Team may prove to deliver the extra layer of protection that you need and help keep you and your truck safe on the highway. Here is a better look at the top 4 reasons a grille guard is the right choice for you and your rig.

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1. Protection From Animals and Collisions

The original RIGGUARD was manufactured in 1999 when the original owners – Kim and Diane Pruchnofski – were approached by a Northeast Wisconsin trucking company to produce a grille guard that would protect their rigs from animal collisions. A grille guard provides an extra layer of protection on the front end of your truck that can prevent deer, elk, bear, and other animals from directly impacting the front of your truck and causing damage to your vehicle – which often results in down time for your rig and could result in injury to the driver.

2. Save Time and Money

More than 1.9 million deer-vehicle collisions were recorded in the United States last year – and many of those collisions are recorded by trucking companies and over-the-road truck drivers. A collision with a medium-sized animal, like a deer, elk, or bear can damage the grille, headlights, and body of your truck. This damage means less time on the road, a loss in business, and more money spent on repairs. Fleet drivers who experience an animal collision can face damage to the transmission, transmission cooling lines, radar sensors, fiberglass bodies, and more that can cost more than $10,000 to repair.

3. Improves Style

This may seem a bit superficial – but a grille guard provides a distinct look and feel for your truck. RIGGUARD provides a variety of grille guards that will fit a variety of makes and models and are available in a variety of fits and finishes that we know you will love. Add a signature style to the trucks in your fleet that will turn business owners’ heads when they choose a freight company.

4. Easy to Install and Maintain

When you purchase a mass-produced grille guard, it may not fit the right way and it may be difficult to install. RIGGUARD products are manufactured to fit a variety of makes and models in the trucking industry – Volvo, Kenworth, Freightliner, International, Mack, Peterbilt, Isuzu, Western Star, and more. A RIGGUARD grille guard can be installed in less than 30 minutes with minimum tools and with minimal skill – and when you have your RIGGUARD installed by a professional it can take as little as 10 minutes to install.

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Are you considering buying a grille guard for your rig? You may be asking – what are the benefits of a grille guard? We can help answer your questions and help you find the right fit at RIGGUARD. Contact the RIGGUARD Team today to find a grille guard that fits your needs!