Fender flares were the latest addition to my van. They were on a long list of what I call my "nickle and dime to death" list. I would love a fresh new set of name brand fender flares, but it wasn't gonna happen any time soon. They were on the list I call "wish" list. I frequent Craigslist often and of course our members classifieds. So, I found and bought a set of wheel to wheel fiberglass fender flares/steps on Craigslist for $40 after a little negotiating. They are so ugly I probably overpaid for them. I cut the step sections off, rounded the ends, spray painted and installed them. That's $40 vs $500.
I thought I would pass this savings tip on to others on a budget.