Common Problems with the Chrysler Sebring Fender
Keeping the vital components of your engine protected and making sure that your rotating tires don't spew rocks and dirt all over the road are made possible with the help of your fenders. However, with all the abuse that fenders take, they are bound to have a few problems from time to time. Here are some of the usual issues that owners encounter with their Chrysler Sebring fender:
Tires rubbing on fenders
If you have recently lowered your vehicle or gotten some bigger tires, then there's a big chance that you have a problem with your tires rubbing on your inner fenders. Aside from producing an annoying noise, your fenders might also be damaged by your hot tires whenever they rub together. This issue can usually be resolved by rolling or trimming the fenders to get more space beneath the wheel wells. There are also some people who make use of body spacers, camber kits, or fender alignment kits to keep the fenders away from the tires.
As with other body panels, fenders also experience a lot of issues with corrosion. Especially because of the fenders' location and purpose, they are more susceptible to rust caused by the buildup of dirt and moisture. Different methods can be used to repair the rust holes depending on the size and severity of the damage. For really big rust holes, you will have to cut the corroded area and patch it up with some fender patch panels. However, for smaller holes, a rust remover and an epoxy or body filler might be enough to repair the damage.
Cracks, dents, and chipping paint
Since fenders are designed to protect more important components of your Sebring, they are also among the parts that acquire the most damage from minor collisions and parking lot accidents. If your fenders have developed a few cracks from fender-benders, you can use some body fillers to seal the gaps. Small dents can usually be popped back up using a heat gun or an ordinary hairdryer. However, paint that has chipped off is a bit more difficult to tackle, since your fenders would require a lot of prep work for the paint job to last.