Fender flares for the Jeep Liberty are made as tough stuff the truck itself, but that doesn't mean they won't have any problems. In this article, you will learn about some of the problems related to the Jeep Liberty fender flares, their causes and what can be done about them.
There is usually a tiny space wherever the wheel well and the fender flares meet. This space is usually sealed by rubber gaskets or covered with other materials to keep dirt out. If these seals are removed, then the space is open for dirt and other debris to enter. If the dirt is left to build up, they will push the fenders flares and wheel wells apart, possibly even warping them beyond repair. Before this happens, you should clean off all the dirt immediately and reseal the space.
If this happens, this first thing you should look at are the supporting clips and screws. If the fender flares don't look like they are secured properly, chances are, there is nothing else securing them in the first place. Replace all the appropriate bolts, clips and screws to fix the problem. Other times, the wheel well itself may be having problems; in this case, there is nothing else you can do but fix it.
After some time, the fender flares will lose the lustrous shine they had when they first came out from the factory floor. To make the fenders look as good as new, you will need to apply vinyl and plastic conditioners on them regularly.
This problem usually rears its head when you swap in bigger tires or if you mess with the elevation of the vehicle. Though the fender flares are made to handle all types of punishment, they won't last long if they get hit by the wheels day in and day out. If you've already spent a pretty penny on the wheels or on the suspension system, then you're better of changing the fender flares as well.