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Bonnet protectors, also known as bonnet guards, hood protectors, or bug deflectors, are designed to shield the front hood or bonnet of a vehicle. They are installed at the front edge of the hood, just above the grille.

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At Essential 4x4, we stock a wide range of stylish and durable bonnet protectors made from high quality, UV stabilised acrylic. Our bonnet protectors will reliably guard your vehicle's hood against potential damage from various elements encountered during driving. 

Bonnet protectors successfully and reliably deflect insects, bugs, and other debris away from the windshield and hood, while also creating a barrier that redirects airflow upward. This reduces the likelihood of bugs or debris hitting the hood and causing damage or leaving unsightly marks.

They are also great for shielding your vehicle against stones, rocks, and other road debris that may get kicked up by other cars or encountered during highway driving. The protector helps to minimise the impact force of such objects, preventing potential dents, scratches, or chipped paint on your bonnet.

By redirecting the airflow over the hood, bonnet protectors can also help reduce wind resistance and drag while driving at higher speeds. This has the potential to improve your car’s fuel efficiency and contributes to a quieter driving experience by minimising wind noise and turbulence around the windshield.

Bonnet protectors can also enhance the visual appeal of your vehicle by adding a sporty or rugged look, depending on their design and style. At Essential 4x4, we aim to stock various shapes, colours, and finishes of bonnet protectors for various 4WD makes and models to give you multiple options based on both your needs and personal taste.

It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper installation and maintenance to maximise the effectiveness and longevity of your bonnet protector. Most of the protectors we stock require no drilling and are exceptionally easy to install.

Explore our Hilux bonnet protector range

The Toyota Hilux is a popular 4WD with a well-established reputation for durability, reliability, and versatility. The Hilux is well known for its robust off-road capabilities that allow it to tackle challenging terrains and harsh conditions. The Hilux’s sturdy build, capable towing capacity, and spacious cargo bed make it suitable for carrying heavy loads, equipment, and tools. 

This vehicle remains consistently popular among off-road enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Its robust suspension, ground clearance, and four-wheel drive capability make it particularly suitable for exploring remote areas - which is exactly why you might consider fitting it with such off-road extras as a bonnet protector. Toyota Hilux is also used as a personal vehicle for individuals and families who appreciate its practicality and spaciousness. It can accommodate passengers comfortably - while also providing the flexibility to transport cargo, as well as being able to tow boats or trailers.

Explore our Landcruiser bonnet protector range

The Toyota Prado, also known as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, is a mid-size 4WD available in various configurations, including 3-door and 5-door models. This versatile vehicle can handle various lifestyle demands, from school runs to family vacations.

Designed to tackle challenging terrains and off-road adventures, the Prado features a robust body-on-frame construction, high ground clearance, and advanced four-wheel drive systems like the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Crawl Control, which optimise traction and stability in off-road conditions. The Prado's robust design and powerful engine enable it to tow trailers and boats.

The Prado's off-road capabilities make it popular among outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers who seek to explore rugged terrains, remote areas, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. 

The spacious interior of the Prado provides ample room for camping gear, making it a favoured choice for camping trips and overlanding adventures.

Additionally, Toyota Prado offers a comfortable and refined driving experience for urban and suburban environments. Its advanced suspension system and comfortable seating ensure a smooth ride, while features like advanced safety systems, infotainment, and connectivity options enhance convenience and entertainment. 

A Toyota Landcruiser bonnet protector is just one of many off-road accessories you can get for this versatile vehicle at Essential 4x4.

Need a Prado bonnet protector? Look no further!

At Essential 4x4, we only stock Prado bonnet protectors of superior quality. Manufactured in NZ from high quality, UV stabilised acrylic, these protectors are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. We are confident that they can withstand the test of time and heavy off-road usage.

So, if you are looking for bonnet guards for your Hilux or Prado - including the 300 series bonnet protector and 200 series bonnet protector ranges - you are sure to find what you need in our collection of hood protectors individually styled for your car’s make and model. For Ford owners, we also offer Ranger bonnet guards.

All bonnet protectors we stock are exceptionally easy to install, with most models requiring no drilling.

So, why wait? Make your selection from our excellent range of bonnet protectors today.