Sill protectors, sill guards or scuff plates as they are also known, are available in a range of materials from a basic foil finish through a PVC form up to a set of stainless steel protectors. All of them are designed to carry out the same job of helping to prevent damage to your car door sills. The protectors are usually quick and easy to fit as they simply stick into place. Usually using the self-adhesive tape supplied with them. The sill protectors will also often feature either the model's name or the manufacturer's name. Some manufacturers also offer the sill protectors with an illuminated panel. The panel is linked into the door switch and will light up when the door is opened. The panel again usually features the model or manufacturer's name.
In combination with the sill protectors you can also get a range of boot lip protectors. Again the boot lip protectors are designed to help protect the painted surface of the boot lip from the scratches and scrapes that can often occur when loading and unloading goods in and out of the boot area. It is usually supplied as a plastic strip that is simply glued into place; the boot lip protector is quick and easy to fit, without the need for specialist tools or knowledge. In combination with the boot lip protector we also offer a range of protectors that can be fitted to the upper surface of the rear bumper. These rear bumper protectors are usually supplied as a self-adhesive foil or film that simply sticks to the top of the bumper, offering protection to the surface against the damage that can be caused when goods are loaded in or out of the car, or rested on the bumper itself.
These different types of protectors are relatively cheap but they will provide additional protection to important parts of the car. Some cars may come with them already but over time, wear and tear can set in and it is important to keep an eye out for this.