Do you own a truck or an SUV? Do you get out of your car after a long drive, only to find the sides of your vehicle unbelievably dirty with mud, and with small dents caused by rocks and other road debris? Do you want to know how to avoid these types of damage to your vehicle? If you answered yes to all questions, then it's time you bought yourself rocket flares. Rocket Flares are components installed on the sides of your vehicle, just below the car doors. They are designed to reduce dirt and rock chip damage to your car by acting as a shield from hazardous road debris like mud, tar, sand, and road salt.
Features to look for
For a car part that is very straightforward and has no moving components, quick and easy installation is a must. The rocker flare kit should include the necessary screws, custom bits, and most importantly, it should have heavy-duty adhesive tape. It should have very specific installation instructions and shouldn't take more than an hour to install.
If you want to protect your car against rocks that can pit your paint and upgrade your car's look in the process, then look for rocker flares that complement your car's color. There are also rocker flares that can be painted to match your vehicle. Some aftermarket rocker flares are offered in kits, and include mud guards or splash guards along with the basic components.
Some helpful tips
If you already have nerf bars installed on your truck, you might have to make alterations to the rocker flares. Look for rocker flares that can be cut out to accommodate nerf bars. These products should have instructions and templates included. We also recommend rocker flares that fit your nerf bars so that you don't have to make any changes to your current setup. Also, it is important to note that most rocker flares are not designed for use on vehicles with running boards.