Ford F150 Fender Flares
How to Take Care of Your Ford F150 Fender Flares
The Ford trucks are designed to serve the American market in almost every way possible. You drive one through paved roads, back routes, and off-road trails. And in all your journeys, the Ford F150 fender flares have been sticking out to keep road debris from being thrown to the body of your truck. These flowing panels are mounted to the side of your truck to cover the protruding areas of your wheels. But the function of these parts is not limited to protecting your truck from particles. A tastefully done fender flare can also serve as an aesthetic ornament for your truck. You can paint it to match or contrast the body color. Depending on your approach, the fender flares can make your truck look sportier, tougher, or classier. To keep the panels looking their best for you, you should also know how to treat them right. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Ford F150 fender flares.
- Avoid driving through rough trails.
Despite being a tough truck, you should still consider the roads where you will be driving your Ford F150 through. By carefully choosing the trail you'll drive on, you reduce the risks of road and trail debris from damaging your fender flares. Remember that the flares are your truck's first line of protection against these particles. While they are designed to do exactly that, the fender flares deserve a little consideration.
- Regularly check the condition of the fender clips and mounts.
The Ford F150 fender flares are attached to the truck's body through clips or bolts. While damage to the mounts is discreet, this can be noticed through careful inspections. You can have your mounts replaced to avoid your fender flares from loosely dangling from your truck.
- Wash with clean water and scrub with car shampoo.
Treating your truck to a regular car wash is always included in Maintenance 101. And that process should include your fender flares. You start off with rinsing the flares with a steady stream of clean water. Then you start scrubbing them with a sponge or wash mitt soaked in your car shampoo solution. Be gentle with the scrubbing to avoid scratches.