Get Better Handling and Stability with a Volvo Spoiler  

by Evander Klum

Volvo cars are known as the world's safest cars, but their reputation doesn't end there. Volvo cars nowadays are constantly keeping up with various designs and styles that appeal to diverse Volvo consumers around the globe. The Volvo Spoiler is among many Volvo products that enhance the appearance of Volvo cars while delivering notable performance.

Providing two important functions, a Volvo Spoiler is an aerodynamic device attached to a Volvo vehicle. First, it can contribute a lot in giving a sportier and stronger look to a vehicle. Second, it provides down force when a Volvo is running at top speeds. In this level of driving condition, the airflow over the top of the car tends to create a low pressure area towards the rear which literally lifts the back end of the car. The use of a spoiler counters the reduction of traction and the increased instability that happen at high speeds.

Most Volvo Spoilers are made of polyurethane, which is a durable and light weight material. Others are made of fiber glass and light weight steel. However, nowadays, some spoilers are already made of high impact resin--a very light state of the art virgin plastic material. This high density resin is resistant to extreme impact and extreme temperatures. A spoiler manufactured with high impact resin will not separate, sag, or even just crack.

Volvo Spoilers come in different kinds, styles and weight. A front spoiler or air dam is a device placed under a vehicle's front to redirect air flow. It usually transmits the air to the radiator or to the transmission or engine oil cooler. A wing or rear spoiler is a component that is typically installed just above the rear windshield of any vehicle. Some mini-vans use an upside down and angled spoiler. This type of rear spoiler keeps rainwater off the rear window.

Aftermarket Volvo Spoilers can be purchased for a particular make and model then painted to match the vehicle. These spoilers may come pre-painted to match factory colors. Already provided with sealing gaskets, Volvo Spoilers are easy to install. A supplied drilling guide serves as a template to indicate proper alignment. After drilling, the bolts of a Volvo Spoiler only need to be tightened, then this aerodynamic component is secured and ready to cruise at top speed.

About the Author

Evander Klum is a Business Administration graduate who hails from Alabama. He enjoys extreme sports and he is also a car racing fanatic. At present, he works as a marketing manager at an advertising agency in Cleveland.