Splash guards are barriers on a vehicle's front and rear wheel wells. You usually find them on cars. The variants on SUVs and trucks, on the other hand, are often called mud guards or mud flaps.
What they do is help protect the underbody, including the rocker panels and fenders. If your ride didn't have them, corrosion would set in more quickly, your paint job would get scuffed a lot more often, and crud buildup on the wheels would start to inhibit your tires spinning.
There's more to them than this, too. For one, they're designed either universal (fitting many models) or custom-fit (made for a specific model). Secondly, they're made of everything from basic rubber to ruggeder, more impact-resistant thermoplastic polymers, and even metals like chrome or stainless steel. Thirdly, their finishes are usually either textured or smooth, and they're available in a variety of colors, with some even sporting logos to boot.
Best of all, though, they're easy to install and even easier to clean up. You simply screw them into your vehicle's existing mounting holes, most of the time, with little to no drilling necessary, and they spray down with soap and water either in your driveway or at the local car wash.
Unfortunately, no splash guard is permanent, exactly. They can tear or crack -- that is, if they don't otherwise break upon getting into an accident. They can even simply wear out from age. In any of these cases, you ought to replace them -- all of them at once, too, in order to maintain their looks and quality consistency.
Looking to buy new ones online? Be sure to get genuine OEM. GM designs them compatible with and color-matched to the brand and model you drive, after all.
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