Tips to Fix the Common Problems of Your Dodge Avenger Door Handle
Your Dodge Avenger door handle can have small problems. Although these won't be a hindrance to your Dodge's performance, they can affect the overall appearance of your car. To help you fix these common problems, here are some troubleshooting tips:
If your Avenger has chrome door handles, you had better be careful when using them because you might just end up scratching them with the rings on your fingers or the car key you're holding. But if you already have scratches on your door handles, you can buy a good-quality chrome polisher from auto supply stores and use it to clean and polish them. In this way, you can also remove the light scratches. Take note, however, of the material of your chrome door handles because some are just plastic that have a chrome finish. If this is the case, you can look for a product that is best suited to clean and polish this material to avoid further damage.
Like the door handles, the area beneath them can also be scratched, leaving your paint peeled off if left unfixed. The main culprits behind this problem are sharp objects like fingernails, keys, and rings that usually brush against the surface of your door every time you get inside your car. You can, however, just use an effective polishing compound to buff the scratches. However, if the scratches are severe to the point that the peeled-off paint is highly noticeable, you may just want to repaint your car door.
Faded black color
Your black door handles can fade over time, especially if exposed to severe heat from the sun. What happens is they begin to lose their rich black color and slowly fade into gray. You can also notice an uneven fading on the door handles between the topside and the underside. If you experience this problem, you may want to use a degreaser first to remove any waxy residue. This is to see if the grayish color of your handles is caused by the white residue of car wax. Otherwise, you can buy products that can restore the black color of your components or you can have the handles repainted black.