Engine Compartment Trim
Engine Compartment Trim at 1A Auto
What is engine compartment trim?
You can find many trim pieces inside the engine bay. Some drivers feel that they exist for sheer aesthetics-such as tiny trim buttons in the insulation, hood or glove box insulation (and its clips) to muffle noise, or engine covers for a pleasant look-but a few have integral functions. Skid plates (also known as splash guards) help prevent road debris from coming in contact with the engine or transmission (especially helpful on northeast roads coated in road salt during the winter), battery trays to keep the battery from sliding into other engine components (and potentially damaging them or itself in the process), or valve covers to keep oil in the engine and dirt out. Each serves its own purpose, some a bit more important than others.
How do I know if my engine compartment trim needs to be replaced?
The telltale signs of engine compartment trim wear can vary depending on the part in question, but most trim pieces will need to be replaced if they are visibly cracked, torn/ripped, or loose. Compartment trim buttons are a common replacement, usually because of the damage they can endure in the removal process. While having every single clip and trim piece is not strictly necessary for optimum functionality, it's usually best practice to fully replace them.
Can I replace the engine compartment trim myself?
Engine compartment trim can be replaced by the novice do-it-yourselfer. Most jobs will require nothing more than a flat blade screwdriver, a bit of time, and a lot of patience. Trim replacement can be a tedious endeavor, but if done carefully and correctly, can make all the difference to keeping your engine bay neat and clean.
Need engine compartment trim parts?
Are you in need of car hood insulation for your vehicle or a front end bolt kit to get your car or truck back in one piece? Or are you looking for a glove box, hood to cowl seal, frame splash seals, or a battery tray for your car? 1A Auto has a large selection of engine compartment trim parts for many cars, trucks, SUVs and vans. Call us toll free or order online for the best customer service in the industry and the most trusted engine compartment trim parts on the market.