Why Customize Mud Flaps?
You see those rubber things dangling from trucks? Those are mud flaps; and they aren’t just for show. Mud flaps, also known as splash guards, serve as a protective shield on semi-trucks – keeping dirt, rust and grime off undercarriage parts while defending truck’s paint from kicked-up rocks. While some would argue that mud flaps are not necessary, others would highly suggest installing them across all heavy-duty vehicles as they have been shown to reduce drag by 8 percent (via a study from UT-Chattanooga SimCenter)– with the right material, of course.
If you have decided that mud flaps are a must for your big rig, then you may decide to customize them for your vehicle. The most common reason why truckers customize splash guards is to advertise their business; but only 15 percent of 30 million trucks in North America are stamped by quality advertising! The next is because they want to add a splash of color to their vehicle and make them standout from the traditional black mud flap. Here are things you should know about mud flap customization on trucks.