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The bodywork of a car consists of several separate parts, which are connected at assembly. One of these parts is the side panel, which can be found both on the passenger's side and on the driver's side. The side panel can be a construction of several parts as well as one single part. The most common ground for the replacement of a side panel is an accident, occurring as a side-impact collision causing excessive damage to the side panel. Smaller defects, for example through stone impact or vandalism, can often be mended.
In case of excessive damage there is no alternative but a replacement of the side panel. Prior to installation, the new side panel has to be lacquered in the matching colour. This is a task for a specialist. Mounting the side panel is often relatively simple, though in some cases involves welding. Furthermore, it is better to have two persons performing this task, especially if the side panel is heavy or large. Prior to installation of a new side panel the chassis should be checked on excessive bending. If this is the case, repair might not be possible or involve much more work than usual.
In the tuning scene, side panels often receive elaborate paintwork for which it is not necessary to replace the side panel. If you need a new side panel for your car it is always important to mind the optimal price-performance ratio when buying a spare part. This is your best chance to save a lot of money at repair. In our online shop you will find a new side panel for your car with the spare part search engine, as well as a new fender, side door, door handle, bonnet, tailgate, wheel hub, and much more.