That’s why some automakers add a plastic strip (also called a front lower valance or air dam) to the bottom of the bumper on their cars. However, these plastic strips are also vulnerable to damage, as plastic breaks easily.
What is the plastic piece under the car called?
The engine splash shield, also known as the skid plate, lower engine cover, or engine splash guard, is a panel located underneath your vehicle’s engine to protect it from debris on the road.
Do you need the plastic under your front bumper?
A damaged bumper is quite expensive to repair or replace. That’s why your automaker attached a piece of plastic trim to the bottom of your bumper. Plastic trim serves as the first line of defense against things that can damage a front bumper.
What does the plastic under the bumper do?
A lower bumper cover helps to guide air through the radiator. If it were not in place, some of the air that comes in the grille would escape through the resulting gap. A lower bumper cover improves your car’s aerodynamics. It helps reduce drag.
What is a bumper absorber?
The bumper absorber is located behind the decorative plastic bumper cover. As its name implies, the bumper absorber takes up the impact energy in a collision, to protect valuable body and mechanical components behind it. It is designed to be a sacrificial part and must be replaced if damaged in a collision.
What is fender lining?
A fender liner, AKA inner fender liner, is simply a plastic barrier between the fender and the engine, and it comes installed in most modern cars. Each front wheel has a separate fender liner.
Is a splash shield necessary?
It is necessary to have an engine splash shield, and it can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs if you do not do it. Without one, you put your vehicle’s most important parts at risk – rocks, leaves, and twigs can cause damage to the engine compartment if they get inside.