I think Lexus calls them rocker panel guards, but you can also add them to make the vehicle look lower to the ground or for aero, like with a spoiler kit that has the rocker covers and front splitter thing… ie ground effects…
I don’t know about the side skirt. You can maybe order one pre painted like a spoiler. The wheels you can just refinish again. So what if you need to do it again later on. I have knocked three mirrors off hitting the side of the garage. I got perfect oem matched ones from rock auto fir about $60. I think the brand was tmc or something. Mine are black but if painting is needed just do it yourself. In fact last time I just ordered the left and right set thinking it would be just a matter of time.
Look, I’m as cheap as the day is long, but we are talking about a 2018 vehicle here–a low mileage luxury model, nonetheless. If we were talking about a 2008, or a 1998 model, or if this was an economy car, my attitude might be different, but come on. This is still an expensive car, and for $1450, I’d fix it right. In fact, even if this was an old economy car, I’d be inclined to fix it right, if it was low-mileage and otherwise in excellent condition.
All depends on your health and physical condition, IIRC Clueless has very bad back issues and not able to do the work himself… I understand, I can’t simply wash my hands without major pain… I sat down basically the whole time I built the last 2 transmissions… lol
Depends on how far you drive. If you get to 200k in about 10-15 years. Chances are strong that you will have gotten into an accident or two by then, and if you live in the rust belt, lots of superficial rust. The damage you have is non structural in nature and I believe plastic. Why bother? Sounds like you plan on driving it until the wheels fall off. Believe me, when you get to that point where the wheels are about to fall off, superficial scratches and dents you will have plenty of, and will be the least of your concern.
My dealer subcontracts their wheel repairs to Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists (or at least they did the last time I needed a repair). The price was fair and the work held up, so see if you can get a quote from a company like that.
If you plan on keeping the car for a long time, it sounds to me like you’d get your money’s worth from the repairs.
Suggest to go ahead with the cosmetic repair. If you keep the car for 10 years, you’ll have the nice appearance & less parts damaging water-intrusion problems for less than $150 per year. To recoup the $150, cook dinner at home a couple times more each year, rather than dining at restaurants.
I presuming you’ve asked friends, coworker, relatives, & your auto repair shop staff which are the 3 best local auto body shops and asked each to submit a bid.
Obviously all cosmetic, so you don’t have to do anything except give thanks that they were there to be able to beat up the dealer on the price. I’m not overly anal about appearances, but I would have the wheels refinished and replace the mirror shell to keep water out. As for the side skirt, I don’t even like them so instead of paying for that I might just take them off. They might look aerodynamic but they don’t do much.