Cars Simplified: Everything Automotive Explained


Fenders are an automotive body component which are usually around or above the wheels. They are also sometimes referred to as wheel arches.

Modern fenders are designed to keep air flowing up and around wheels, as opposed to around the side of it, where it is moving forward twice as fast as the vehicle is going. Some sportier vehicle models have vents on them either for aesthetics or to allow air out of the engine bay and/or wheel well.