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Avoid Front Splitter Damage With a Curb Ramp

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
  • Potholes
  • Curbs

A front splitter has an ultimate enemy though: rolled curbs.

Rolled Curbs Are The #1 Danger To Front Splitters

Broken splitter

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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

Parked ramp

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:

  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • BRIDJIT

A BRIDJIT curb ramp is the best solution because BRIDJIT curb ramps are:

Learn more about BRIDJIT curb ramps today!