Do’s & Don’ts When Installing an Aftermarket Spoiler

Do’s & Don’ts When Installing an Aftermarket Spoiler

Published In: Tips & Tricks Created Date: 2019-01-16 Hits: 158 Comment: 0

You’re ready to upgrade your car with a spoiler. If you’re about to buy an aftermarket spoiler for your car, check out these do’s and don’ts you need to know.

You finally have the car of your dreams, and you're ready to deck it out with all of the cool features that it allows. One of those features is an awesome new aftermarket spoiler. You found it online at a great price, and you’re ready to order. You're pretty sure that you can install it yourself, but you have some questions. 

If you are ready to install your aftermarket spoiler, check out these do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of before you begin.

Do Find a High-Quality Aftermarket Spoiler to Install 

If you haven’t purchased your spoiler yet, make sure that you find one that is the best quality. While many spoilers are made out of plastics, there are some made out of fiberglass. Most fiberglass spoilers can't be mass produced because the process takes longer. This can lead to higher prices. However, fiberglass comes in different shapes and is available for customization. The only problem with fiberglass is that it's more likely to chip than plastic. Consider the best material for your spoiler before you make your purchase.

Don’t Pay Too Much in Installation Fees

While you can have your aftermarket spoiler installed for you, you'll find that you can save a lot of money by installing it yourself. However, there are a lot of things to consider when you decide to install it yourself. If you find that you aren’t prepared to install your spoiler, take the time to shop around to find the best prices for installation. There also may be shops available in your area that will help you install it at no extra charge. This could be helpful if you don’t have the proper tools for installation.

Do Measure Before You Drill

Before you even think about installing your spoiler, make sure you make the proper measurements. This will ensure that your spoiler is installed properly, and it's secured to the tail of your vehicle.

Don’t Drill Freehand

Marking and measuring properly is essential to a correct installation. That means that drilling freehand can lead to unsightly missteps in the installation process. Installing your spoiler is something that you want to take your time with. Even if you are excited to have your new spoiler on your car, you should spend time measuring it out perfectly, marking the areas where you should drill, and adjusting the spoiler properly.

Do Use a Measuring Stick to Center the Spoiler

Your spoiler should be installed at the center of your trunk. Even if you think you have a good eye for finding the center of things, it's essential to measure the area in order to ensure that you have perfectly centered the spoiler. If the spoiler isn’t centered properly, it can look off and add drag to your drive.

Don’t Try to Drill Through Fabric

Never drill through the fabric inside of your trunk. If there is fabric or material in the way of where you need to drill, be sure to remove it before you drill holes in your trunk to install your spoiler. Drilling into fabric can oftentimes lead to your drill jamming and slipping. If your hand slips and you don’t drill properly through the marked area, you might find that you have an unnecessary and unsightly hole in your trunk that costs quite a bit of money to fix.

If you're ready to install your new aftermarket spoiler, make sure you're prepared for everything that can go wrong. Be sure to purchase a high-quality spoiler that is up to your standards and made of the material that you want. Take your time while you measure and mark the areas where you need to drill, and never drill through fabrics. For more information, contact the experts at Sportwing today.

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