How to Buy Mud Flaps

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Mud flaps are essential on all vehicles to avoid damage from debris such as stones, snow and mud. Available in various sizes, colors and materials--learn how to buy the proper mud flaps and guards for your vehicle that fit your style.

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Instructions

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    Buy mud flaps based on the make and model of your vehicle for a custom fit. Mud guards can also be purchased that fit any car and are called "universal" mud flaps. Know that mud flaps vary based on design for the front tires and the back tires. Front tire mud flaps are usually shaped like a tear drop; guards that protect the back of the vehicle from debris are generally rectangular.

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    Choose a material for your mud flaps. Guards made from polymer are durable and a popular choice for cars. Rubber mud flaps offer heavy-duty protection suitable for trucks and trailers. Both polymer and rubber mud guards are available in a variety of colors and finishes to match your vehicle. For a sophisticated look, choose the more expensive steel, aluminum or diamond-plated mud flaps offered online from a vendor like AutoAnything.com.

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    Pick specialty mud flaps for your vehicle to showcase your logo or any customized image. Some mud flaps specifically designed for trucks that haul objects are made to be easily adjusted and removed. Mudflaps.com--along with jtmproducts.com--offer customized mud flaps that fit your style and budget.

Tips and warnings

  • Factor in tire size when you purchase mud flaps for a truck that has large tires.

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