Mud Flaps Keep The Mud Where It Belongs
In the old days, when trucks were driven by farmers, contractors, and construction workers, and the rest of us drove cars, mud flaps were seen as one of the most utilitarian of accessories. When a plumber with a new pickup truck wanted to minimize how much slush splashed up on the sides of his new ride, he drove to the local car parts store, bought a set of universal mud flaps, drilled holes into his new fenders, and bolted them on. Perhaps they fit. He was lucky if they lasted more than a few winters.