There is no doubt that a freezing winter is on the way! It is more than likely that the terrible weather and driving conditions take their toll on your car. During the winter months, automobiles are more prone to rust and corrosion caused by a mix of moisture/precipitation and road salt. Even if you did your best to protect your vehicle from this type of damage by washing it frequently and keeping it in a garage away from the elements, there’s a high possibility that your vehicle will sustain some body damage due to corrosion and rust this winter.
However if you think about where all that road salt and slush tends to accumulate, you’ll understand why fender liner replacement is such a popular car body repair, at our shop this time of year! That’s accurate: the most damaging road salt and other corrosion causes accumulate directly along your vehicle’s wheel wells. If you’ve ever driven in a really terrible snowstorm, there’s a high possibility you’ve had the “pleasure” of attempting to kick this caked-on slush and salt off your car’s wheel wells!
Fortunately, fender liners are standard on all new automobiles. These are simply coverings that are particularly intended to protect your vehicle’s wheel wells from rust and corrosion. Fender liners, on the other hand, aren’t typically designed to last the life of your vehicle. So if yours are starting to rust or get otherwise damaged, it may be time to replace them.
WHAT EXACTLY ARE FENDER LINERS?
Fender liners are normally not visible to the human eye unless you have removed a tyre; then, you may see a curved, protective disc by looking up into the wheel well. A fender liner, sometimes known as an inner fender panel, is what this is. The major function of these liners is to keep slush, road salt, and other debris from being thrown up into your wheel wells and perhaps making their way into your engine compartment, trunk, or other sections of your automobile, where they might do significant harm.
Fender liners are available in a variety of styles and materials. If you own a recent car , your fender liners are most likely constructed of a non-corrosive and flexible material, such as thermoplastic. However, fender liners constructed of metal were not uncommon on earlier automobiles. Unfortunately, metal is prone to corrosion and rust, so if you have an older car with metal fender liners, they’re probably in need of replacing.
Even if you have a newer car with fender liners composed of a more lasting, non-corrosive material, this winter may have caused enough damage to your fenders to necessitate repair or replacement. How? Road debris can be thrown up at high speeds into the liners itself. This can cause the material to lose way and get perforated over time. Unfortunately, a little hole in your fender liner is all it takes to let moisture and other undesired material into your engine compartment, possibly inflicting much more significant damage.
How to Replace Inner Fender Liners?
The good news is that replacing fender lines is a pretty easy procedure that can be completed by any skilled and reputable auto body shop.
If you suspect that your fender liners need to be replaced, or if you are unsure, we recommend that you get them checked by an honest professional. This will almost certainly necessitate the removal of your vehicle’s tyres in order to have a clear view of the fender liners and wheel wells itself. If you do need your fender liners changed, it is critical that you leave this sort of work to an experienced auto body repair specialist; while it may appear to be a simple DIY project, it is anything but!
Since fender liners are sometimes soldered to other pieces, this is not a DIY project; this is especially true if you have an older or vintage vehicle with metal fender liners.
It’s also worth noting that if your fender liners have been damaged, you may have some rust and corrosion surrounding your car’s wheel wells. This is also something you should get treated by an auto body specialist; otherwise, the damage will simply worsen over time. Rust and corrosion repair on your car should always be done by an auto body specialist, since different sections may need to be cut and welded in order to replace and fix them appropriately.
Not sure where to start with fender liner replacement? Perhaps you’re unsure about the optimum type or substance of fender liner for your car. Not to fear; our trained and skilled staff at Badell’s Collision would be pleased to assist you in determining the degree of the body work your car requires. We can also discuss the various fender liner kinds and materials to assist you make an informed & confident decision about which is best for you.
Overall, fender liner replacement is one of the most cost-effective auto body repairs you can have done on your car. At the same time, these repairs not only help to improve the cosmetic appearance of your car by protecting it from rust and corrosion they can also help you save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in more serious mechanical repairs down the road because these fender liners protect your car’s vital engine parts.
In this regard, fender liner repair or replacement should be viewed as an investment in your vehicle and your long-term peace of mind. And, of course, if you decide to sell your vehicle in the future, you may be able to receive a higher asking price and have an easier time selling it because there is no rust or corrosion to worry buyers about.
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