The bonnet is found at the front of the car, it covers the engine making sure it is protected. The bonnet can be easily lifted as it is on hinges. This means that when work needs to be done on the engine, the bonnet does not impede the movement of the mechanic. Bonnets are actually double layers. The inner layer is a strengthening and protecting layer, while the outer layer is sleek, making the car look good.
In most instances the bonnet can be flipped open using a lever found inside the car. Additionally, there will also be a need to release a catch before the bonnet can be lifted. Once up, there is always a resting arm or strut, sometimes with a hook on the end that can be found just inside the inner cavity that can be lifted and fitted into place, usually a small hole, to secure the bonnet in an upright position.
Our breakers have quoted on 895 bonnets in the last 30 days. Popular makes requesting bonnets during that time have been Fords, Vauxhalls, BMWs, Mercedes and Peugeots. Quotes have ranged from £15.00 for a Nissan Almera Sport bonnet to £900.00 for a Kia Sportage Xs Crdi bonnet.