If your vehicle shipped from the factory to your dealership complete with molding and trim, consider yourself fortunate. Sure, they offer a decorative appeal to your exterior. But both offer more than aesthetic appeal. Body side molding does provide a contrast on large surfaces that are covered in paint. It also does a great job of protecting the vehicle from dings and dents that occur during the course of your commute. Older vehicles often feature chrome molding that's rust resistant. Today's newer models feature body side molding that's made from polyvinyl chloride. This is a flexible, weather-resistant plastic that is capable of absorbing the force delivered when another car door is slammed into the side of your SUV, truck, or car. Trim refers to both interior and exterior elements, including window seals, door seals, door panels and more. They help to seal your cabin from exterior wind and noise and avoid causing door dings. Trim is made from many types of materials. Plastics and rubber tend to be used most often for exterior applications.
Plastic and rubber can degrade over time, causing them to crack, get discolored, lose flexibility, or weaken. Sunlight can also wreak havoc on your moldings and trim. If yours are beginning to crack, or you want to freshen them up to maintain your style, insist on replacing them with genuine Mopar® parts. These are the only ones crafted to your model's precise measurements, so you can trust that they'll fit exactly as they should. We have a vast inventory available online at our auto parts department. Buy now and we'll get them right out!