So, the Telluride is a great ride, but it is becoming clear that it has a flaw. AC condensers and radiators are being punctured by rocks and debris that easily pass through the wide open lower grills. Repairs are being reported to be $1400+, and while insurance may cover it, you are still out your deductible and a bunch of time to get the car fixed, not to mention the frustration of dealing with the situation. The solution is simple, a pair of screens that keep the rocks out of there in the first place.
The VoltShop has been making these grill screens for Chevy Volts, Bolts, Honda Clarities, Toyota RAV4s, Mistubishi Outlanders, and several Subarus for over 6 years. And we are now ready with the same thing for your Kia Telluride. These install over the outside of your grill and are held in place with plastic ties. No modifications to the car are necessary at all! Complete installation instructions and the plastic ties are included with every TellurideScreen.
The standard TellurideScreen set is made from a strong metal mesh to keep larger stones and debris from getting to the radiator and doing the damage. This has a diamond shaped pattern. It is powder coated for a good looking finish, trimmed with rubber edging. It looks great and is hardly noticeable once installed. There are three pieces in the set, the long piece is for the top slot, the two short pieces are for the lower slots, on either side of center. They do not interfere with the driving lights on the SX trim level Telluride. There is also a new lower set of screens for Tellurides without the lower fog light. Because the grill is solid at the ends, these may require a piece of automotive trim tape to secure the tips, or 2 small holes to be drilled to install a plastic tie on each end. You may want to stick with the original shorter screen length, if you are concerned about this.
Above: The new full length upper and lower pieces for the TellurideScreen. Shown in the standard expanded metal mesh. Note these long lower pieces do not fit the SX trim level with fog light built in to the lower grill.
Below: TellurideScreen set installed. These are the original lower screens for SX Tellys.
Below: Detail pictures of the new upper and lower pieces on a Telluride
NEW! Black Stainless Steel TellyScreens. These are COOL! And now, just because we can, you can get the same screen set in a black plastic dipped stainless steel mesh. These cost a bit more, but are more durable and won't rust over time. The same great protection and more durability, what's not to love about that? You'll notice in the pictures below that there are two different mesh patterns, welded and woven. Both are a square pattern. Both are PLENTY strong and will knock down all of the stones and debris that threaten your car. We try to keep both in stock all of the time, but can't quite guarantee it. If you have a preference between them, let us know when you order and we will honor that if at all possible.
Here are the three different materials available for your TellyScreen Set
Stainless steel sets in black plastic dip are $110. The standard three piece set in black is $90. This includes shipping within the Continental US. (Shipping to Canada adds $26.) To order, just send an email to email@example.com. Include your name, shipping address and that you own a Telluride, and which set you would like, or feel free to ask questions and we will be happy to help you get it right. We'll take it from there and get right back to you. We try to keep these items in stock at all times and can generally get one on the way in 24-48 hours. Paypal is accepted at Steve.VoltShop@yahoo.com. Zelle is accepted at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Venmo payments can be sent to @stephen-ohara-2. Cash App payments are accepted at $VoltShop. Major Credit Cards are also accepted. Please add 4% handling to Paypal and credit card orders. Orders shipped to a NY address are subject to 8% sales tax.