Troubleshooting Tips- Volvo 850 Fender
The purpose of a fender is to prevent dirt, rocks, and debris from being flung into the air by rotating tires. Through time, though, a dependable Volvo 850 fender could easily give in to wear and tear. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you deal with fender damage
Cracks or dents
The term "fender bender" was coined simply because most low-impact auto accidents do little damage to a vehicle, besides busting up a fender. Now, if your fender is cracked or dented due to repeated parking lot mishaps, it's bound to show. There are actually many ways to fix banged up fenders. One method is through the use of hardener and repair adhesive over the cracked area. When it comes to dents, you can pound these back into place using a hammer. These methods are fairly effective depending on just how bad the damage to the fender really is. If the damage is too great and beyond repair, then have the fender replaced right away.
As your ride is faced with all sorts of weather conditions, it's bound to develop some rust. This is caused by the oxidation of the vehicle's steel due to exposure to water. Since rust is very corrosive, it could eat right through the fender, resulting in rust holes. One popular remedy for this problem is cutting the rusted part of the fender out and replacing it with a new piece that'll be filed in using a metal file. Once your fender holes are sealed off, you can now repaint the fender and return it to fighting form.
Burning rubber smell
If you notice a burning rubber smell, then there are a number of components that could be of cause. However, you could start identifying what's exactly wrong by checking if you have a tire that's rubbing against a fender. This rarely happens and is only a concern if the vehicle's height has been altered. When the rubber of the tire rubs against the fender, you should adjust the fender or the height of your vehicle. If this problem persists, your tires may get worn out prematurely, or your fender may suffer from more serious damage.