This is a late entry to create a page about the splash guards that I can link to my roll-down menu. I’ll delete this paragraph in a week or so.
I’m a fan of splash guards, aka “mud flaps,” on my cars. I didn’t realize how much I’d miss them until I left them off my Mk6. Sure enough, I found myself needing to clean tar and grime off the rocker panels and rear bumper skin on a regular basis. As a result, I knew I wanted splash guards on my GTI. I had hoped to negotiate a deal on some during the purchase. But I guess I got my car at or near the dealer’s bottom line; there was no slipping them into the deal without paying their mark-up. No thanks! I knew I could order a set for less and install them myself.
So I left with my new pride and joy and drove about 100 miles to my home. There were points along the drive where the car felt REALLY firm. The next morning, I decided to inspect the front suspension after driving over a speed bump that shouldn’t have been so bone-jolting. Sure enough, I found that the dealer had failed to remove the shipping pucks from the strut shafts, effectively locking-out the front suspension. Unfortunately, this is a common problem around the country, which is why I knew to look. The ride improved dramatically once the front suspension was free to do its job. The dealer atoned for their “puck-up” by installing a set of OEM splash guards free of charge the following weekend. My salesperson knew I was interested in them, so it was a nice surprise when he made the offer. I guess there was room in the deal after all. 😉
Some people love splash guards while others hate them. Me? I never even think about them since they’re doing their job. But I know I’d want them if I found myself cleaning extra gunk off my Reflex Silver paint. So I’m glad to have them!
Free From Grime,