How much is a Toyota Highlander bumper guard? Where do you put a bumper guard? What doest a bumper guard do? Types of bumper guard for Toyota Highlander? …these seem to be all popular questions when it comes to Bumper Guard Protectors for Toyota Highlander.
Broadfeet Motorsport Equipment carries styling bumper guard protector and side step running boards for 2001-2007 Toyota Highlander, 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander, 2011-2013 Toyota Highlander, 2014-2016, 2017-2019 Toyota Highlander, and 2020-2022 Toyota Highlander. For each chassis frame / body generation, specified bracket kits were designed to fit the original style of the vehicle.
How are bumper guards installed on Toyota Highlander? How are side step running boards installed on Toyota Highlander? Broadfeet bumper guards and side step boards include mounting bracket kit that can be directly bolt-on to Toyota Highlander chassis frame. In most cases, the trimming of the plastic under skid plate will require trimming or removal to allow clearance for the bumper guard to be mounted on the bracket kit. Ideally, once the chassis frame is located on the vehicle with pre-drilled mounting holes from the factory, the installation procedure is quite straight forward that does not require any rocket science. For reference on the front bull bar bumper guard installation, check the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/W7VGJSbHvwY
How much does it cost to mount a bumper guard? How much does it cost to mount a side step running board? This is quite a common question, but the answer really depends on the mechanic shop / dealership / automotive store / mechanic in your region. On average, most locations will charge per hour or an hourly rate between $145 to $200 per hour (for labor only).
A bumper guard installation may take between 60 to 90 minutes. Whereas, a side step running board installation may take between 2 to 4 hours at times. Why does it take so long? …Well.
To begin, most bumper guards will have the following time estimated based on the following procedures. A mechanic is required to access and locate the vehicle’s chassis frame and align all the aftermarket parts to the mounting point first (est. 30 minutes). After it is initially aligned, the parts may be quickly secured (est. 10 minutes). Once it is secured, the mechanic must align and adjust both the parts and bracket kit to make sure the fitment is optically balanced (est. 20 minutes). To conclude the installation, all the hardware must then be tighten and any plastic skid plates that are reinstalled must be trimmed (est. 30 minutes).
For side step running boards, this time is usually doubled, because two sides (driver and passenger side) would require such attention.
(Note: Typically the sub-model of this 2014-2019 Toyota Highlander is worth mentioning about, such as XLE and LE. Parts may be different)