3 Tips for Choosing Fender Flares

Fender flares are one of the most useful aftermarket accessories for trucks, Jeeps and SUV’s on the market today – providing the vehicle body with protection from dirt and debris kicked up from the tires while simultaneously improvingits profile. Although the purpose of a Fender Flare is pretty straightforward, choosing the right one for your vehicle can be a little more complicated asthey come in  a wide variety of designs and styles – from sleek to aggressive, and extra wide to factory style. In this brief article, we cut through the fancy names and cover how to choose Fender Flares for your truck, Jeep or SUV with just 3 simple tips .

General Tips for Choosing Fender Flares

Tip #1: One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing fender flares is to know what you are getting for the price. For example, most Fender Flare manufacturers, by default, sell them as complete sets, but there are some that also sell front and rear Fender Flares individually as well. Therefore, carefully reading the fine print before you purchase online is a must.

Tip #2: While most manufacturers flaunt how easy their Fender Flares is to install, there are some Fender Flares that require additional modifications to properly fit the vehicle. Cut-Out Fender Flares, for instance, require the experienced use of a reciprocal saw to remove part of the wheel well for a proper fit.

Tip #3: Size matters! No matter how fashionable and expensive your Fender Flares are, if it does not fit your truck, then it was a waste of time and money. To avoid this mistake, be sure to choose the right model, make and year specified by the Fender Flare manufacturer so the size will be properly matched to your fender.

As you can see, choosing the right fender flare for your specific vehicle can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Overall, having the appropriate knowledge is paramount not only for your vehicle appearance but also for your comfort and safety. Before you decide on which Fender Flares are right for you, always inform yourself on which style and size will suit your budget, style and purpose. As with choosing any other aftermarket accessory, throw caution to the wind, and in the case of Fender Flares, maybe some stones, mud and gravel too.

For more information regarding Fender Flares, as well as other aftermarket truck, Jeep and SUV accessories, check back on our articles page or blog regularly.

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Posted on February 6th, 2013
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