A front splitter can lower your car's ground clearance by 2 or 3 inches. Because of that, front splitters have several enemies, including:
- Speed bumps
A front splitter has an ultimate enemy though: rolled curbs.
Rolled Curbs Are The #1 Danger To Front Splitters
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A lot of things (like speed bumps) can break or scrape up your front splitter. But rolled curbs are the are the biggest threat to your front splitter. If there's a rolled curb at the end of your driveway, you have to drive over it all the time. Repeated contact with a rolled curb increases the risk of your front splitter getting damaged.
It's safe to say that with a rolled curb comes a front splitter that's always scratched or broken. It's actually common to repair or replace a front splitter several times if a rolled curb is involved. The costs can add up over time.
How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Front Splitter?
The average cost of repairing a front splitter is lower than the cost of replacing it. The cost depends on:
- Which tools and materials you would need
- The size and severity of the damage
- How much your time is worth
The tools and materials won't cost any more than $50. Yet your time is worth something. You will spend a lot of time repairing your front splitter every time a rolled curb breaks or scrapes it. The end result rarely looks good, so it might not even be worth your time to repair your splitter.
If you have a carbon fiber splitter, you probably would need to have a shop repair it for you. That can cost you hundreds of dollars.
How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Front Splitter?
Replacing your front splitter is the much easier option, but it can cost a lot of money. The cost depends on:
- The type of replacement splitter
- The installation method
- Labor cost
A replacement splitter can range between $50 and $500. Some car designs make it easy to install a splitter. For example, you can wrench it on with a few bolts. Other car designs call for the splitter to be integrated into the bumper or fascia. Replacing a splitter on one of those cars will cost you hundreds of dollars in labor alone.
Curb Ramps: The Perfect Solution
Everyone would agree that a damaged front splitter is a pain in the neck. What if we told you that it's possible to have a front splitter and a rolled curb without any issues? All you need is a curb ramp.
A curb ramp bridges the gap between the road and the driveway. A good one will end the anxiety you get when you drive over a rolled curb.
There are several different types of curb ramps to choose from:
A BRIDJIT curb ramp is the best solution because BRIDJIT curb ramps are:
- Really easy to install - it takes just a few minutes
- Very durable
- Portable yet sturdy
- Made of recycled rubber (which is very eco-friendly)
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