Help cool the engine with Jeep Grilles  

by Miranda Restelle

One common distinction that all Jeep vehicles share would probably be their grilles. In fact, Jeep has a trademarked its seven-bar grille style. Jeep grilles are basically openings in the bodywork of a vehicle that allow air to enter. Most vehicles feature a grille at the front of the vehicle to allow air to flow over the radiator and cool the engine compartment. Other vehicles have their grille below the front bumper or in front of the wheels, which will help cool the brakes. Some have them in the cowl for cabin ventilation or on the rear deck lid for rear engine vehicles.

There are also some cars that have tiny grilles which are not positioned to duct air through the radiator. These are actually horn grilles, which enable the sound of the horn to be clearly heard forward.

Jeep grilles can also be styling elements aside from its functionality. The design of the grille have actually evolved through the years. In the early years after World War II, many American car makers generally switched to fewer and thicker grille bars. A vehicle's grille is often a distinctive styling element. Many marques actually use it as their primary brand identifier, just like in the case of Jeep grilles. There are even instances that customizers would alter the grille as a matter of course in personalizing their car, like taking the grille bar from another make. Even sheet metal with patterned holes for ventilation grating sold to homeowners for repair has been found filling the grille opening of custom cars. It is at this process where grilles enhances the exterior look of the vehicle. The front part of a car is somehow the face of the car. If plastic surgeries are being done to improve a human face, then why not the look of a car? It may be for aesthetics but Jeep grilles really help in the total performance of the vehicle.

Jeep grilles will always have their distinct features even if the vehicle model differ, Jeep grilles will always be recognized. Jeep manufactures high quality grilles to suit their vehicles, keeping in mind the needs of each car model such as Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty.

About the Author

Miranda Restelle is a freelance writer and car enthusiast. She believes that women should see the beauty and style in cars, as they see the beauty and style in fashion.