Chevrolet Avalanche Grilles
Define the front end of your Chevrolet Avalanche with a durable, shiny grille. Take your pick of sleek or muscular grilles from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), private labels, or aftermarket brands compatible with the Chevrolet Avalanche. Here are five questions and answers to help you better appraise your array of choices.What are some durable Chevrolet grilles?
Grilles are automotive parts that are generally sturdy no matter the brand or corresponding model. Across the industry, manufacturers use one of a handful of materials to fabricate grilles. These materials are highly sturdy, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant. A few you may encounter during your research include:
- Chrome: A chromium alloy
- Stainless steel: An alloy of steel
- Aluminum: Strong yet lightweight
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS): A thermoplastic often used for mesh grille inserts or for the core of lightweight grilles later coated with chrome or another metal alloy
Grilles fit onto your vehicle as either an insert or an overlay. There are compatible insert and overlay grilles for all Chevy pickup trucks. Insert grilles fit directly into the grille frame of your pickup truck. They may have clamps or snaps to keep the grilles securely in place.
Overlay grilles, sometimes called "bolt-on" or "bolt-over," install directly onto your existing Avalanche grille. The resulting look is deep and textured, which gives your Avalanches front end a distinct appearance. Both types of grilles install easily, requiring few tools and mere minutes.What colors and finishes can you choose between?
Black and silver Chevrolet Avalanche grilles are widely available. These two colors complement a wide variety of body types, trim levels, and any interior design of your seats, including leather seats or custom cloth seats. Chevrolet emblems come in many color choices as the iconic Chevy bow tie is available in black, white, red, pink, and gold. For finishes, you have the options of:
- Powder-coated: Matte
- Brushed: Semi-glossy
- Polished: Glossy
Each finish provides protection from corrosion and extreme temperatures and allows you to match the finish of your exterior trim and wheelsDo billet-style Chevrolet grilles offer more benefits?
Chevrolet billet grilles are not better than mesh; they are just different, offering another aesthetic option to suit your sensibilities. Chevrolet billet grilles are vintage, yet timeless, in appearance with their vertical or horizontal slats evocative of classic luxury cars. Billet grilles are more likely to be overlay or bolt-on whereas mesh grilles are usually the type that you insert.
Both types of Chevrolet Avalanche grilles serve exactly the same function. They allow cool air to enter your vehicle and hot air to exit. Grilles help keep your engine and transmission at optimal temperatures for efficiency.What if you just need the upper Avalanche grille?
Although the availability of specific grilles changes from season to season, upper grilles are generally available for purchase. Upper often denotes the main, centrally located grille. Of this variety, there are grilles with embedded emblems and grilles with precut holes in them where you may install a separately purchased emblem.
Similarly, lower grilles or bumper grilles are also generally available. They come in sets featuring the left, right, and central lower grille, or they come separately for individual purchase.