How to Install Volvo Mud Flaps

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Mud flaps prevent dirt, mud, and water from splashing off car tires and reaching unwanted areas on your Volvo and keep road spray off its exterior. In the winter they keep salt and sand off of the car's body, preventing premature rust. Mud flaps can minimise spray hitting a car behind you and possibly restricting the driver's view.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Two mud flaps
  • Drill (with bit to fit screw size)
  • Rust-proof screws (to fit bolts)
  • Rust-proof bolts (to fit screws)
  • Wrench (adjustable or to fit bolt size)
  • Screwdriver (with head to match screws)
  • Level

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a mud flap in an appropriate location in the wheel well that you would like to install it. It should be in contact with the wheel well just enough to have room to secure it in place. Most of the mud flap should hang free while remaining clear of the ground.

  2. 2

    Ensure that the mud flap is horizontal by using the level. The bubble in the liquid on the level should be between the two lines and centred in the tube.

  3. 3

    Drill a hole in each top corner of the mud flap and through the metal of the wheel well. Do this while holding the mud flap in place so that the holes on the mud flap line up with the holes in the metal of the wheel well.

  4. 4

    Insert a screw in each hole. The screw should be sized correctly for a snug fit in the hole.

  5. 5

    Repeat all of the above steps for the other mud flap.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose mud flaps designed for your Volvo.
  • Working under a car can be dangerous. To prevent accidental rolling, make sure your car is securely parked (preferably on a flat surface).

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