Providing your car more ground clearance and accessibility – High quality side steps are an invaluable asset for your car that not only offer practicality but also increase your car’s aesthetic appeal. However, most cars come without pre-fitted side steps, meaning you’ll have to get this accessory yourself.
You can get your side steps attached from an automotive shop, but that would only rack up unnecessary costs. Attaching them yourself can seem like a daunting task, but with our step-by-step guide for installing side steps on your Volkswagen, you’ll have your side steps on your car in no time.
Before starting, it is important to have all the necessary equipment with you beforehand. Ensure that the following tools and equipment are available.
- Safety glasses and gloves
- Padded mat or creeper
- Box end wrenches
- Ratchet and Socket Set
- Cutting tool
- Trim Tools
Step 1: Remove the Bolts from the Factory Drilled Holes
You’ll find factory drilled holes underneath the side sill of your Volkswagen. Take a star screwdriver and remove all the bolts and plastic from them.
Use a plier to pull out any stuck bolts, but do not apply too much force as it might damage them.
Step 2: Attach the Bolt Plate to the Holes
The bolt plates will hold the brackets. Attach the bolt plates in to the factory drilled holes on all sides.
Take your cutting tool and make incisions on the side sill plastic. Trim out enough of the plastic to accommodate the brackets.
Step 3: Mount the Brackets
The next step is to simply attach the brackets to the bolt plates. To know which bracket goes on which side, look for inscriptions on the brackets such as L1, L2, R1, and R2.
L1 and L2 signify that the brackets are supposed to be attached to the front left and rear left side respectively, while R1 and R2 show that they are supposed to be attached to the front right and rear right sides respectively.
Mount each bracket on its designated side but do not fully tighten the screws to leave some room for movement while attaching the side steps.
Start from the front side and then make your way to the rear ones.
Step 4: Attach the Side Steps
Lastly, mount the best side steps uk on to your brackets. The side with a pattern is supposed to be placed on the top, while the thicker side of the side steps is supposed to be on the rear.
Carefully align the side steps with your brackets and screw them in. Fully tighten the bolts on the side steps and then tighten the bolts on the brackets.
Once this is done, you can enjoy your brand-new side steps on your Volkswagen. Get yours today from Turborevs’ and take your car’s aesthetics to the next level.