How does a grille work?
The subject of this week’s How’s This Work might seem a little strange, but we figured there might be a lot of people out there who think the grille is something that’s just on a car for show. So, we thought we’d clear things up by explaining exactly what a grille is for, what it does and, of course, how it works.
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What is a grille?
If there’s one thing that everyone probably knows about the grille, it’s that it’s on the front bumper of the car. But it’s not just there as a decoration, it’s there to cover up an opening in the body that’s there to allow air to enter. It’s at the front of the vehicle to protect both the radiator and the engine.
Depending on what manufacturer and model you’re looking at, the design and style of the grille can differ, but they’re all a screen-like barrier meant to protect the engine bay while still letting air to enter and keep everything cooled down. Some cars can even have more than one grille, for instance one lower down beneath the main grille to cool the brakes down.
So, as you can see, the grille is much more important than just an ornamental design cue, they actually have a pretty important function. It’s important to keep your grille clear and unobstructed, so if you ever think anything might be wrong with your grille be sure to come in and get it looked at right here in our service department.