What Are Wheel Flares? Functionality, and the Benefits of 4WD Fender Flares

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What Are Wheel Flares? Functionality, and the Benefits of 4WD Fender Flares

Welcome to our guide on wheel flares. 4WD Fender Flares have become an increasingly popular upgrade / requirement among off-road enthusiasts in New Zealand, due to there legal requirements and also benefits they provide off-road.


What Are Wheel Flares? Understanding Wheel Flares

Wheel flares, commonly referred to as fender flares, 4WD Fender Flares or wheel arch flares, are molded rubber strips that extend from a vehicle's bodywork around the wheel wells. They serve multiple purposes, including providing additional tire coverage, and protecting the vehicle's body from road debris and elements. Wheel flares are typically constructed from durable materials such as rubber, fiberglass, or metal, ensuring longevity and resilience in demanding off-road conditions.


The Benefits of 4WD Fender Flares 

Protection against Road Debris. Off-road trips can expose your vehicle to a myriad of challenges, including rocks, mud, and water. 4WD fender flares act as a shield, preventing these elements from impacting your vehicle's bodywork. By reducing the risk of scratches, dings, and chipped paint, fender flares help maintain the condition of your vehicle and preserve its resale value.

Additional Tire Coverage. Larger wheels and tires are a common upgrade for off-road vehicles. However, these upgrades can protrude beyond the wheel wells. 4WD fender flares offer a solution by providing the necessary tire coverage, ensuring a proper cover. This not only prevents damage to the vehicle from flicked up debris but it also keeps the vehicle in compliance with New Zealand road rules.

Do Fender Flares Work? 

Yes, fender flares are highly effective in fulfilling their intended purposes. Whether you're driving through muddy trails, rocky terrains, or sandy dunes, fender flares play a vital role in protecting your vehicle from debris, mud, and water. By preventing these elements from contacting the bodywork, fender flares minimize the potential for damage and make post-trip cleanups much easier.

Fender flares also assist in compliance with New Zealand law regarding tire coverage. For a vehicle to be deemed road worthy the wheels and tires need to be covered adequately to prevent debris from being thrown and for pedestrian safety.

Flatout Offroad Rubber Wheel Flares 

At Flatout Offroad, we offer a range of high-quality, durable rubber wheel flares specifically designed for 4WD enthusiasts in New Zealand. These rubber flares are manufactured using premium materials that can withstand the harshest off-road conditions while providing excellent flexibility and resistance to impacts.

Flatout Offroad rubber wheel flares offer a sleek and streamlined design, perfectly complementing the rugged nature of your 4WD. With easy installation and a precise fit, our flares are designed to meet the highest standards of quality and functionality.

Have a browse through our range of sizes, any questions please get in touch.

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