Ford F-250 Super Duty Fender
Four Simple Ways to Keep Your Ford F-250 Super Duty Fender Looking Like New
Your Ford F-250 Super Duty fender is a handy part of your car's body that does more than just housing your wheels and keeping dirt and mud from getting into your car's side panels. From contributing to your car's aerodynamic performance to providing extra protection in case of a collision—there are a lot more things that your fender can do. To make the most out of your Ford F-250 Super Duty fender for a long time, check out these easy maintenance tips:
- Check its connections routinely.
A set of fasteners ensures that your fender is securely attached to your car. If you want to keep your fender from falling off or flapping in the wind while you're driving, check its connections once in a while. Look out for damaged and missing screws. If you found any, replace them with new ones to make sure that your fender is installed firmly on your car. You should also tighten up any loose screws to keep your fender from getting misaligned.
- Keep your fender clean.
Cleaning your fender thoroughly is important to keep it from succumbing to premature wear and tear. Its exterior is quite easy to clean, just use a non-abrasive cloth and a chemical cleaner that's compatible with the material of your fender, and you're good to go. However, it's the fender's underside or wheel well that requires your attention the most. To clean this area, spray it with high-pressured water to wash off dirt and debris. If you plan to use a chemical cleaner, get one that's specifically formulated for wheel wells.
- Fix dents back into shape.
Dents are unsightly, be it big or small. A good way to keep your fender looking its best is to put dents back into shape the moment they occur. Small dents are easier to fix than deep ones. You simply have to lightly hammer the underside of the damaged area until it goes back into its original form. For deeper dents, consider taking your car to a professional for a better-looking fix.
- Repair rust immediately.
Always keep in mind that if you let rust sit on the fender's metal surface for a long time, it's bound to corrode the surface until the damage becomes extreme and irreparable. So be sure to seal up corroded parts, buff off rust spots, and repaint the damaged area if necessary.