Adding a set of Chevy fender flares to your vehicle is not only a stylish and attractive addition, but a practical one as well, something you should consider especially if you are using wider tires than the norm, as they'll help to redirect that road debris away from your vehicle. They also look fabulous on vehicles to which a lift kit has been added, as well as those that have been lowered in that sleek looking west coast low rider style, making a set Chevy fender flares a very versatile vehicle accessory. Many types of Chevy fender flares are quite simple to install, requiring no drilling at all, and just a few minutes to complete the entire job. Typically, Chevy fender flares are made of a durable, high grade plastic, which will not crack or fade, being specifically designed to withstand the rays of the sun, and come in a matte black that looks great as is or can easily be custom painted to match or complement vehicle color. There are also Chevy fender flares that are made of urethane, which is ultra-tough, and these have a bit more gloss to their standard black color, but can also be painted easily. You'll find an excellent selection of Chevy fender flares in our easy to use online catalog, all at prices that fall solidly within the realm of affordability. Our low prices are made that much better by our standing offer to provide free ground shipping for all orders of $50 or more, which applies not only to our Chevy fender flares, but also to all of our parts and accessories. You can order your set of Chevy fender flares online, via our encryption secured site, or you can place your order with a conveniently quick toll-free call.
How to Install New Chevrolet Fender Flares
You may think of Chevrolet fender flares as frontline soldiers. As an extension of your Chevy' fenders, these protect the auto body from rock damage and kicked-up road debris and keep it safe against water and mud. These fender accessories provided the needed coverage for heavily offset or larger tires and wheels for driving through different trails. These are practical add-ons. Not only do they provide added functionality, but they also give your Chevy that fine, sleek appearance, giving it the sporty edge or a more customized look. If you'll be replacing your ride's fender flares or will be adding one, we can give you a quick walk-through. Here's everything you need to know about installing a new fender flare set:
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
- New fender flares
- Wrenches, ratchets and sockets, or other basic hand tools
Note: If the vehicle isn't with factory fender flares, you'll need a drill (and bits) to make holes.
Checking the manufacturer specs
Take time to check the manufacturer specs as fender flares may differ in design. Some can be installed without drilling. Others would require additional steps.
Removing the existing fender flares (for vehicles already equipped with these accessories)
Unfasten the old fender flares to remove them. Factory fender flares are typically secured with bolts that are mounted from the backside. To access these, you have to reach behind the fender.
Drilling holes in the auto body (if the vehicle isn't equipped with factory fender flares)
Use a drill to make holes in the vehicle body to bolt in the fender flares. Be careful when drilling holes. Follow the template that's included in the kit. You may also have to refer to the sheet for added installation instructions.
Checking the fit of the new fender flares
Set the new fender flares against the auto body. You have to do this before you start installing the, to make sure that these accessories fit, hugging the curves and matching the contours of the fenders. Basically, the front edge should align with the bumper, while the bottom edge should line up with the fender's bottom. If they don't fit snugly, you will have to check with the manufacturer to get a new set that matches.
Installing the new fender flares
Place the double-sided automotive strength foam tape on the fender flare's back side. Most kits included double-sided tape to mount the fender flares firmly. If you're not yet ready to install the fender flare, do not peel off the tape completely.
Pull out the other side of the tape and then set the fender on the vehicle. Make sure that the fender flare holes line up with the holes in the auto body. The fender flare must be bolted to the auto body. Tighten the bolts to proper torque. Do this for the rest of the fender flares.
Tips and warnings
- Installing these accessories is fairly easy, although some designs may take longer to install. The job will take about 10 to 15 minutes for each fender and shouldn't take you over an hour.