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Guide to Aftermarket Fender Flares

Oct 27 2020

The name “fender flare” is pretty cool all by itself—and so is the accessory.

If you have questions about what they are, what they do, how much they cost, which ones are best, and how to find the ones you need, then we have the answers! Keep reading and, if you have questions, just contact us online. Our experienced pros are ready to help.

What Are Fender Flares?

Fender flares are a type of truck and SUV accessory that are available for most of today’s models. These flares—or fender guards, as they are sometimes called—are placed over the vehicle’s wheel well. Precisely contoured to the vehicle’s body lines, they become an extension of it, adding an aggressively stylish look and extra layer of protection.

Guide to Fender Flares

Enthuze Rivet Style Fender Flares

What Do Fender Flares Do?

First, fender flares can make your truck or SUV look even more appealing, with fender guards available in a variety of styles to match your needs and personal taste. Plus, after a while, the area around the wheel well can get scratched or dented or become rusty. In those cases, then the fender flares will cover up the less-than-perfects spots, making the vehicle look newer again. You can also add them before the corrosion or damage occurs, proactively keeping your truck or SUV more pristine.

Plus, in some instances, such as when tires reach a certain size, states can require a flare. Many states, for example, mandate that guards must cover the full tread of the vehicle’s tires. If the tires you have are larger than the original factory size, then it makes sense to check with your local DMV to see if you need to purchase aftermarket fender flares.

Guide to Fender Flares

Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flares

Here’s a key reason why they’re often required under these circumstances. Tires can cause rocks and other road debris to fly through the air—and this could land on someone else’s windshield, potential causing plenty of damage—and liability for the driver. Plus, these rocks and debris can also scratch your own vehicle, marring the appearance and making it more prone to rusting.

Guide to Fender Flares

Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares

These flares come in different styles, including cut-out flares, riveted ones, extra-wide ones, and more. Preferences and vehicle make and model can help determine what makes the most sense for you.

How Much Are Fender Flares?

You can typically get a quality name brand set at a price starting around $300, such as this option for RAM-1500 by Enthuze. This is an eye-catching extra-wide design in a rivet style. Bold and aggressive in appearance, these guards are UV-resistant to protect against fading and provide the protection you need.

Rivet-style flares are a popular style, and you may hear them called pocket styled. Rivets on the outside add a rugged appearance while adding overall tough protection for your vehicle.

Pricing can go up from there, with this Enthuze option for Silverado 1500 currently costing just under $550. This choice comes with heavy-duty mounting hardware and shielding pads to provide the ultimate in protection.


How Do I Choose the Right Fender Flares?

Selecting a trusted name brand is a good first step. These include Enthuze and Bushwacker, among others. This truck/SUV accessory is custom-made for a vehicle so it’s really important to make sure the set you like will work for your vehicle’s make and model.

Overall, you’ll want a set that fits your vehicle and provides the protection and style you want and need, falling within your budget. If you’re unsure what’s best, it can help to contact experienced professionals for guidance.

Action Car and Truck Accessories Can Help!

We offer aftermarket fender flares from top name brands, including plenty of options from:

Action Car and Truck Accessories is passionate about providing our customers with exactly what they need by outfitting their vehicles with exactly the right truck accessories.

We’re the leading automotive accessory retailer in Canada, and our online store allows you to shop wherever you’re located from the comfort of your own home or business.

If you have questions, we’re here for you! You can contact us online or use our chatbot, any time—or call 1-855-560-2233 during our business hours.