Fenders : Fenders are unboltable body panels located on the front of vehicles above the wheels. Fenders usually cover the areas on the right and left of vehicles between the hood, front bumper and front doors. Fenders come in all shapes and sizes and may be made of plastic, aluminum or steel on most applications. Fenders can be damaged in an auto accident or collision in which repair or replacement may be necessary.
There are 2 types of replacement fenders, new and aftermarket new. New fenders are made directly by the manufacturer and are designed to fit exactly as intended. These fenders are always the best choice when a replacement is necessary. The factory fender is the easiest to work with by your auto technician. The aftermarket fender is also new, however there are always something slightly different which can cause problems trying to make the car look as well as it did prior to the accident. Aftermarket fenders are not made my the auto manufacturer and this can cause the auto body technician to have to work harder on getting the fender to fit correctly and all of the body lines to look right. These fenders are usually a little thinner than the factory fender which can allow the fender to damage much easier than a factory fender.
Why Fenders Are Very Important
Fenders refers to parts of an automobile, frames, wheels whose function is to prevent mud, sand, liquids and mud being thrown around when the wheel of the car is rotating. Fenders can be damaged when they come into contact with the road and therefore they must be well designed and fitted to avoid any contact with the road. The loose gravels can be embedded in the tyre of a car and cause damage and injuries to road users especially when they are released at a high velocity. Consequently, fenders may be used to prevent this and ensure that other road users are safe from the effect of such objects.
Fenders are popularly referred to as mud guards, and are known to prevent mud from being splashed to other road users. On trucks, they consist of bolted panels that cover the wheel while small cars and pick-ups have fenders welded on the cab. The fenders may be welded or to the cab or attached with screws and bolts. Normally, the fenders are put at the car front while the quarter panels are welded at the rear of the car. For vehicles with wide body, the fenders are normally exposed at the top of the tire.
No matter what kind of fenders you may need, Guy’s Automotive has a full body shop that can repair or replace your fenders and more. Please visit our body shop today for a estimate on your fenders and more.