There are many affordable aftermarket products that go a long way towards helping to preserve the overall appearance of your Ford, making sure your vehicle looks its best for as long as possible, and Ford mud flaps are just one of these many practical products. With the longevity potential that every Ford engine is engineered with, it just makes sense to make sure that your vehicle will look great for just as many thousands of miles as your Ford will take you, and a set of Ford mud flaps will help you to do that by serving to protect your wheel wells and lower body from the ravages of road debris, often salt laden slush and road splash, and, of course, mud. Keeping those substances off of your vehicle by installing a set of Ford mud flaps to direct what the tires pick up and fling downwards, instead of up into your wheel wells and across the lower portion of your vehicle body, is about more than saving you time and money at the carwash by keeping your vehicle cleaner. Over time, the gravel, small stones and other debris that is kicked up by the tires or caught up in mud, slush and road splash can, on the vehicle not protected by a set of Ford mud flaps, nick, scratch and ding the finish, eventually compromising the surface of the paint and letting moisture seep in to perhaps form rust. Ford mud flaps are available in a wide variety of sizes, colors and styles, ranging from the solidly functional to the fabulously fashionable, serving just as well to pull together a custom look as they do to protect the efforts that went into creating that look. You'll find a full selection of quality Ford mud flaps in our online catalog, and these affordable and practical vehicle accessories can be ordered online, via our secure site, or by dialing our toll-free telephone number.
Why Outfit Your Ride with Ford Mud Flaps
A mud flap, splash guard, or mud guard is a vehicular accessory that's used along with your Ford's fender in order to protect your automobile, passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians from mud and debris thrown out by your rotating wheel and tire. Mud flaps tend to be large rectangular sheets hanging behind the tires. These flaps can also be engineered aerodynamically, utilizing vents, louvers, and shaping to lower drag and improve airflow.
Barrier against mud, dirt, pebbles, and inclement weather
These flaps can help protect your car from different weather conditions, mud, and road debris. This is the foremost reason for the existence of mud flaps for Ford cars, SUVs, and trucks. When you're driving, your wheels are constantly coming into contact with mud, dirt, salt, tar, rocks, water, and other road elements. They also roll through grimy slush, ice, snow, and rain puddles. When this happens, these road elements can splatter all over your ride's paint as well as to other people and cars nearby. Over time, this will result in metal and paint corrosion on your vehicle, creating unsightly rust that can unavoidably hurt the frame integrity and overall aesthetic look of your Ford.
Save money on costly repairs and auto detailing expenses
On that note, inexpensive mud flaps are also important because without them, you'll have to spend more money on car washes, auto detailing, and expensive overhauls of your suspension and brake parts (among other important automotive components). Like an open wound or exposed flesh that's getting dragged through gravel, a vehicle without mud flaps is more likely to end up with mud, sludge, grime, road salts, and foreign objects in places where they shouldn't be, resulting in unsightly appearance, compromised performance, and/or car parts failure. Save money through preventive maintenance measures like mud flaps. Indeed, mud flaps keep your Ford looking great without affecting its performance and mileage.
Off-road vehicles particularly benefit from mud flaps
Off-road vehicles are likelier to deal with mud and rock shards than city roadsters. Therefore, pickup trucks, jeeps, and certain ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) benefit the most from these accessories that protect them from elemental harm. By installing mud flaps, off-road motorists are able to save loads of time and money on future maintenance of their vehicles, which are most susceptible to mud-related damage due to their nature and application. Extra-large mud flaps are particularly needed to deal with the mud and dirt splashed by extra-large wheels of off-road vehicles.
Mud flaps feature artsy designs and pop culture relevance
Aside from your mud flaps' ability to keep your car looking brand new by keeping mud off its fenders, side body panels, and chassis, the flaps themselves can serve as a means of beautifying your car. While many flaps are plain and come in the color of rubber, there are other flaps that contain company logos, art, or even advertisements. In short, they can be a means of creative expression. In particular, the famous and iconic Mud Flap Girl (a common mud flap design of an attractive woman's silhouette sitting with her windblown hair billowing behind her) soon became an intrinsic part of American pop culture.