Dodge Ram 2500 Fender Flares
How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Dodge Ram 2500 Fender Flares
Your truck's fender flares are there for several reasons. For one, they help protect the truck doors and its side body panels from mud and water splashes. They also make the vehicle look more of a rugged, powerful, off-road machine and less of a convenient city cruiser. They also add or, at least, maintain the vehicle's resale value. With these benefits, it is only right that you properly maintain these fender accessories to continue enjoying whatever it is that the flares are yet to offer.
Below are some tips on how to properly maintain and extend the life of your Dodge Ram 2500 fender flares.
- Keep both sides of the fender flares clean, always.
Of course, the best way to maintain the good condition of almost all automotive components is to keep them free of filth, dust, mud, and dirt buildup that can promote rust formation. And when cleaning the fender flares, don't just focus on the exposed side. Also pay attention to the underside as damaging elements can build up in there and slowly form into rust. Before you know it, some parts of your precious flares are now being eaten up by rust.
- Avoid being involved in activities that could damage or leave unsightly marks on your fender flares.
If you are really serious about protecting your Dodge Ram 2500 fender flares from dents, dings, and scratches, you should avoid trips and activities that could just cause damage to such components. Among such are truck racing and even serious off-roading. Since you own a brawny ride, try to avoid parking in a very crowded parking lot. Also try to avoid leaving your ride parked in a place where there are lots of passersby.
- Use a high-quality car cover.
Even if your Ram truck isn't running, its fender flares can also get scratched, even in your own garage. If left under direct sunlight, the sun's UV rays can also take their toll on the flare, causing its paint to fade. Too much heat from the sun can also cause the fender flare material to be brittle and prone to cracking. If you want to protect your fender flares from the harmful sun rays, bird droppings, and from other kinds of damage that people and animals can bring to them, use a good-quality car cover.