FAQs—Chevrolet K10 Suburban
I'm planning to install a new set of fender flares for my Chevrolet K10 Suburban in order to cover the space in the wheel well that was created by the tire upgrade I had. However, I'm not sure which fender flare to get. Is there any guideline I need to follow to ensure that I will be able to get the right ones?
There are different types of fender flares according to height and tire measurement, color, and style. In terms of height, you will need to determine how much of the wheel well you want to cover (especially if you're trying to hide rusting underneath). When it comes to tire measurement, this refers to the protrusion of the flares from the body of your car. The allowed measurement here will depend on your state laws. Meanwhile, the style can range from street-style flares to off-road flares. The style you choose will determine not only the overall look of your vehicle body but also the capability of your ride to handle various terrains. Choose according to your regular driving activities.
The power window in my vehicle (driver side) is stuck in the open position, and I'm not sure how to diagnose the problem. What could be the possible culprit behind this?
One of the possible reasons is a damaged window motor. You can do a simple test here by listening to the sound of the motor when you try to operate the windows. If you can hear the motor running, then that means it's in good condition—and that you'll need to keep looking for the real cause of the problem. It could be caused by as simple as the lack of lubrication, a cable that snapped, or a lever that broke. You might also want to check other electrical components in your vehicle; if they're malfunctioning, too, then it could be an electrical problem. Check all of these to determine the real culprit behind this window problem in your ride. If you find out that the motor is the one causing the trouble, then you will need to get a new replacement to ensure that the window will be restored to its functional condition.
I have vinyl upholstery in my Chevrolet K10 Suburban that is torn. How do I fix vinyl upholstery? What's the recommended fix for this kind of upholstery material? Thanks!
There are vinyl repair kits available in the market to help you fix torn or scratched vinyl upholstery in your vehicle. These kits will usually include vinyl adhesive as the main material, together with grain paper, backing fabric, and color compounds. Depending on the severity of the damage in the vinyl upholstery material, you may or may not need to use the backing fabric to support the color compound that you will apply on the material. Most kits will contain easy-to-follow instructions, so you can do the repair even if you have minimal experience in automotive work. This is a great way to save compared to having the repair done by a professional restorer.