If you have a four wheel drive that you use off road sometimes then you already know how rough the rocks and mud can be on your paint finish. You’ll end up with millions of tiny chips, called pock marks, that will ruin your paint job in a short period of time. Add to that all the extra cleaning you’ll have to do when the mud flies up over the top of your car and onto the roof. One of the best things you can do for your truck is give it some good fender flares to protect it from harm.
Fender Flares Aren’t Just For Protection Alone
Auto accessories like flares are not just to protect your paint finish from being pummeled by rocks and mud, but they also add a certain look that many people are wanting for their trucks. It’s a way of telling people that you really do take your 4 X 4 off the beaten path, and it’s not just a highway rig.
There is a certain stigma attached to the guy, or gal, that has never taken their truck off the road. Like wearing a cowboy hat and never riding a horse, it will end up being something that people talk about when you’re not around. A truck with some flares says to everybody that you’re not a fake, and you really do get off road for fun and excitement.
There Are Custom Made Flares And Universal Fit
If you’ve been watching the other trucks around you to see what kinds of flares they have, you’ll notice that some of the are black rubber, universal fit. These are OK, but they’ll only work on certain trucks that don’t have a lot of body contour, they’ll sit oddly and have wrinkles if they have to go over any major rises or valleys in the body of your truck.
The better way to go is with the custom made flares that fit the shape of your truck’s body perfectly. These will most times need to be ordered for your exact make, model and year of vehicle. I you need to see what they look like you can check online to see images of the exact same ones.
While some of these will come in custom colors, many will be come painted black from the factory. The black looks good on most rigs, but lots of people like to paint them with special rugged scratch proof black paint. This special paint can take rock chips, bush scratches, and repeated hard washing’s and never show any wear or tear at all.
The custom fit flares are much easier to attach, but it’s recommended that you have a 4 X 4 custom shop install them for a perfect and long lasting job. Drilling holes in your truck isn’t something that lots of people have experience in doing.
If you’ve been wanting the rough and rugged look that only flares will give you, there are lots of images online to compare. Still, it’s recommended that you use a local shop to buy and install them for the warranty and a job well done.