Get to Know Your BMW Fender
BMW Fender Buyer’s Guide
- Minor collisions can cause unsightly damage to your BMW fender.
- You need to consider several factors when getting a replacement BMW fender including the material used for its construction and fender location.
- OEM and OE replacement fenders have no difference in terms of quality. OE replacement fenders, however, may have the edge when it comes to availability.
- Steel, aluminum, plastic, and fiberglass replacement BMW fenders cost anywhere between $9 and $510.
Your fender takes so much abuse from road debris such as small rocks, dirt, and mud almost on a daily basis. Dents, scratches, and dings are the most common signs of this. But aside from minor to moderate damage caused by harmful elements, your fender can also incur severe damage even from low-speed collisions. When that happens, you are left with no other choice but to replace them.
Things to Consider When Buying a BMW Fender
Your BMW might be a testament to how reliable German cars are, but its parts like your BMW fender are still susceptible to damage even during minor collisions. If you want to get the right replacement part for your Bimmer, make sure you consider the following things:
BMW fenders can be made from different materials including sheet metal steel, fiberglass, plastic, aluminum, and carbon fiber. All of these materials are non-ferrous, so they do not rust—a helpful feature since fenders are always exposed to dust, water, and other harmful elements. In addition to this, they are lightweight and strong enough not to crack from low-speed car collisions.
The fenders in your vehicle can be categorized based on their location. Front fenders or front quarter panels can be found on the sides of the front wheels between the door and the hood. Rear fenders or rear quarter panels, on the other hand, can be located on the sides of the rear wheels between the rear door and the trunk. It’s important to know the location of your damaged BMW fender to ensure the right replacement.
OEM vs OE Replacement
Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM parts are components and accessories manufactured by BMW and their network of suppliers. Original Equipment (OE) Replacement parts, on the other hand, are components produced by aftermarket parts companies that are not affiliated with the German automaker. In terms of quality and performance, these two types of replacement parts are practically the same. OE replacement parts, however, have the upper hand when it comes to availability, which is a convenient option to have if you want the problem fixed as soon as possible.
When is the right time to replace your BMW fender?
Minor fender damage like scratches and dents may be easy to repair. But if you want to restore your BMW’s good looks, replacing them would be best. You need to do the same thing if the fenders crack or break from low-speed car accidents.
How much does a BMW fender replacement cost?
Aftermarket BMW series fenders can cost anywhere between $9 and $510, depending on your Bimmer’s year and model. They usually come with a primed finish and can be made from materials like steel, aluminum, plastic, and fiberglass. Each product is available per piece, in sets of two, or as a kit.
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