Honda Accord fenders are one of the parts in your car's body that are prone to damage and wear. The damages may start as small and negligible defects. Overtime, these minor issues become too ugly and disgusting on your car for you not to notice. If you are the type that doesn't regularly maintain or doesn't properly handle vehicles, you may find problems on the fenders coming back again and again no matter how many times you've had these replaced. To avoid back jobs and further inconveniences, here is a list of the common causes behind Honda Accord fender problems.
If the installed fenders don't seem to mesh well or have gaps between the bumper and hood, there's a problem. It's possible that the internal structure is bent, bumpers and hood don't fit, lights aren't aligned, or radiator support is off. Even small bumps and accidents can result to an alteration in the areas of the car that hold the fenders in place. Check these other parts first before replacing or modifying the fenders.
As your car ages, rust eventually accumulates on the Honda Accord Fenders. This happens at a quicker rate if your Accord is poorly maintained. Too much rain water is the main suspect when it comes to corrosion. Driving through puddles is also a way for water to make its way to your car from below. Chipped paint is also an opening for the liquid to exploit.
Anything that fades is a sign of overexposure to sunlight. The direct sunlight that hits fenders whenever you take your car for a drive makes this part prone to a faded paint job. You can prevent this from happening again by placing a car cover over your Accord or parking the vehicle inside an enclosed garage.
Run your hand along the surface of the Accord's fenders. These parts should be smooth as silk to touch. If it feels rough in some areas, this is caused by a bad paint job. As a solution, it's recommended that you give the fenders a redo of the whole process to get rid of the coarseness on these.