When you want to customize your ride while helping to protect, fender flares are an accessory worth considering.
The fender on your car, which is around the wheel well, serves the important function of keeping debris and dirt from flying into the air. Flares offer added coverage and are designed to help protect your vehicle from unwanted damage. If your ride doesn’t have them or the existing ones are damaged, it may mean unwanted repairs down the road. Along with being a functional addition, they also are an easy way to give your ride a different kind of flair. These accessories come in an array of styles and finishes that help you make your ride stand out against the rest. If your vehicle already has signs of rust, new flares are a great way to keep it hidden.
Whether you have chosen street style fender flares for their low profile or a more rugged pocket style, installation is relatively easy. Most flares are designed to fit specific makes and models, which means no cutting or drilling. Although installation varies depending on the style you choose, most simply bolt on to existing holes. Any additional clips or fasteners are typically included, as well as instructions to ensure a proper installation.
Whether driving on city streets, rural roads or a new path, there are many materials that have natural acids that rob plastic parts of moisture. From bird droppings to road salt, mud and berries, any build-up eventually starts taking its toll. The longer those substances sit, the greater the chances your flares won’t last as long. As they degrade, it means raising the potential of damaging debris flying where it shouldn't. In general, it is a good idea to clean your vehicle and flares weekly. Simple water and mild soap can do the trick. If you have painted flares, the manufacturer may recommend cleaning with car wax. Additionally, there are UV sprays on the market that can be applied to further extend the life of your flares.