Who knew mud flaps could be so controversial!
Catch this week's Car Talk? Ten years of mud flaps on his Nissan Sentra have made a skeptic out of John from Minneapolis. His thesis: mud flaps are useless salt and sand traps that cause more corrosion than they prevent. (You can catch the call right here
Whaddya mean mud flaps are useless? (Flickr image by safoocat)
Ray, however, was quick to point out the perils of blinding mist kicked up by “un-flapped” tires in heavy rain--though maybe his aging vision is to blame? Tom, meanwhile, developed a little conspiracy theory that, well, only Tommy could develop.
What do you think? Would we be better off un-flapped? Are mud flaps just another gimmick from the auto-industrial-complex, or a useful addition to every car?
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