Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Among Jeep Grand Cherokee fender flares options, which is better, rubber or plastic?
Answer: Plastic and rubber are two of the most commonly used materials in fender production. Each has unique characteristics that make them an excellent choice. The best thing about ABS plastic fenders is they are more durable compared to rubbers. Thermoplastics are made from layers of high-impact polyethylene, polypropylene materials that are proven to be tough, sturdy, and long-lasting. They remain solid and intact despite extreme vibrations and shocks around the wheel area. When it comes to installation, rubber fenders are easier to be bolted and mounted. In case they do not fit perfectly, they can be trimmed and cut with ease because rubbers are softer and more malleable compared to plastics. This type of fender is also more resistant to extreme weather conditions. They do not get brittle despite being exposed to sunlight, whereas plastics have the tendency to become weak. Talking about the price tag, plastic fenders are way more expensive than rubbers because of the costly manufacturing process. Depending on the budget and certain driving conditions, a car owner may choose whatever satisfies his requirements.
Do Jeep Grand Cherokees require the use of fenders? When to know if it's really necessary?
Answer: Yes. Fenders are very important protective components that keep the tires and wheels from dirt, dust, soil particles, and other debris from the road. To enhance the fenders' ability to shove off these contaminants, fender flares can also be installed. The fender flares is appropriate to use in vehicles where the wheels keep on sticking out from the fenders. These components prevent stones from clogging the brake discs. Flares are available in plastic and rubber varieties.
Jeep Grand Cherokee's fenders are already rusty. Is it still possible to repair them rather than installing a new one?
Answer: The built-in fenders among Jeep Grand Cherokees get rusty over time. When paint starts to chip, the fender metal sheets become exposed to moisture, which make them highly susceptible to corrosion. There is an effective way to save these fenders and make them reusable again. By applying a little amount of aerosol lubricant, it becomes easier to scrape off rust on the fender surface. Rust inhibitor spray is also important to inhibit corrosion. When the rusted are is already clean, it can now be repainted. These are useful ways on how to restore old fenders.