Things to Know About Fender Flares

When you’re shopping for off-road accessories, you may not know what to do to make your vehicle perform optimally. You wouldn’t install a new air intake without a filter, or subwoofers without an amplifier; why would you run OEM fenders with an aftermarket wheel and tyre combo?

EGR fender flares will prevent abrasions, dents, and scratches by increasing the clearance between the tyres and your vehicle’s bodywork. Along with the protection they provide, fender flares also give vehicles a rugged, off-road ready look. Here, we’ll discuss the different types of fender flares.

Wide Style

Wide fender flares add aggressive style to any vehicle while widening it visually. Along with these benefits, wide flares keep debris away from your car or truck’s bodywork. These are great for those who frequently travel on gravel roads.

Street Style

Unlike wide flares, street fender flares work perfectly with the vehicle’s OEM lines while protecting the wheel wells and sides. Many automotive enthusiasts prefer street style fender flares for the clearance they provide when using aftermarket car tyres in Australia, but they can also hide minor imperfections around a vehicle’s existing fenders.

OEM Style

Though modesty seems to be in short supply these days, many drivers still want to modify their cars and trucks without being too ostentatious. OEM style flares simplify things while still providing protection from debris and mud. Almost all the OEM style fender flares we sell don’t need to be drilled, and they can be put on in just a few minutes. Additionally, they add a bit more protection from the rubbing associated with larger tyres.

Bolt-Ons

These are the most aggressive flares an automotive enthusiast can buy. If you’re looking for rough-and-ready looks and top performance on bumpy roads, it’s hard to beat the look and feel of bolt-on flares. Though many drivers are reluctant to use them because the installation process involves drilling into the OEM bodywork, many bolt-ons can be installed without these alterations.

The Benefits of Aftermarket Fender Flares

Most of today’s aftermarket flares are vehicle-specific and simple to install, so there’s no trimming or cutting needed. Additionally, they’re easy to take off for cleaning and painting. Our fender flares are rugged and durable, standing up to mud, rocks, and debris with ease.

Count On Us for the Best Fender Flare Selection in Australia

If you still aren’t sure which type of fender flares will suit your vehicle, we can point you in the right direction. Ask us about fitment and selection by using our online contact form, or you can call us for advice. No matter which type of flares you choose, you’re sure to improve your vehicle’s looks and performance. Along with a stainless steel snorkel for 4X4, fender flares will help your vehicle stand up to the rigors of off-road driving. Get in touch with us today and enjoy fast shipping throughout the country!

DIY Dent And Scratch Repair Guides

Dents and scratches on your car are surely damaging for the overall appearance of the vehicle and at times its functionality as well. Now, if the scratches or dents are not too severe you don’t have to rush to a professional mechanic always. In fact your toolbox and the basic DIY skills will suffice to straighten the car in a cost effective way. The article here is a brief on DIY dent & scratch repair.

Dent repair

  • Locate the dent center & drill hole into it with 1/8 inch drill bit. 
  • Thread dent pulling equipment into just drilled hole and after it’s placed properly, flatten the car dent by either pulling in out or pulling on it. 
  • Now, hammer the dent front very carefully with your metalworking hammer- simultaneously make sure to stay firm with the dolly against the dent back. 
  • Use one medium sized grit disk placed on drill that will help in grinding paint down towards bare metal , expanding the space by minimum 1” around the car dent itself. Now, fill up the space with premium body filler.
  • Let the filler dry up completely. After it has dried up, you have to go for a very careful sanding on the zone. Get a good sandpaper wrapped around wooden block. The experts suggest starting with  36-grit sandpaper & working up to 120-grit.
  • Prime the zone with spray primer. You have to allow minimum 6 primer coats. 
  • Sand up the primer with 600-grit dry & wet sandpaper. Now, touch up the place with matching car paint. 

Scratch repair

  • If your car has got a nasty scratch you have to start by sanding the scratch with a 240-grit sandpaper at first and then graduate to a 320-grit sandpaper. 
  • Go slow to assure a smooth & even surface. Deeper scratches demand sanding by 800-grit dry and wet sandpaper. 
  • If the scratched surface is finally smoothened and flattened, you have to take up a thorough clean up of the area to eliminate all the settled sand, debris and dust particles. 
  • Now, apply primer.
  • There must be 3 color coats on the primed surface. Finish it up with a neat clear coat.