Engine and gearbox protection
The most vulnerable part of the car is the oil pan, which can be punctured when encountering stones, gravel or unexpected obstacles. This is due to the fact that most cars are equipped with a silumin pallet, which is quite fragile. While driving, it can be easily punctured by stone or rubble flying under the bottom, not to mention encounters with pits, bumps and other unexpected obstacles. Unfortunately, these problems await the driver not only when driving off-road, but also on ordinary roads, the quality of which in Ukraine is far from ideal. Engine and gearbox protection is especially relevant for cars with low ground clearance.
But not only these factors are a problem for the engine compartment. Dust, dirt and water can also significantly reduce the effectiveness and life of regular protection. Therefore, most car owners prefer to buy more reliable engine protection. This body element covers the engine and crankcase from below, and many models also cover the clutch, gearbox and radiator.
Engine and gearbox protection can be made of three materials:
- Stainless Steel. One of the most popular materials because it is affordable.
- Aluminum. It is more expensive, but such protection is lighter and not prone to corrosion.
- Composite materials (carbon, fiberglass). The lightest, but also durable protection that partially absorbs noise.
Many drivers believe that the disadvantage of protecting the engine and gearbox is that the pad on the pallet reduces the ground clearance by 2-3 centimeters. Some also worry that the installation of protection will disrupt the flow of oxygen to the gearbox. The latter may not bother you, because the protection cover has special holes that provide good air circulation.
On the site Avto-obves you can buy engine protection and gearbox for different brands of cars. To simplify the search, use a convenient filter, choose the make and model of the car to open all available offers of protection.