238 Waterloo Road
Directions Hudson, IA 50643

  • Local: 319.988.4153
  • Toll-Free: 1.800.300.6950

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Why Your Ride Needs Mud Flaps

You may be asking yourself does my ride need mud flaps?  Let's answer that question with another question: Why do yo need a bib when eating spaghetti or baby back ribs? The truth is things look better when they're not a complete mess. It's true for you and it's certainly true for your car. Maintaining appearances aside, there are other benefits to installing mud flaps.

The Iowa winter season doesn't just mean heavy snowfall on our roads. It also means a generous dumping of salt and sand which can translate not only into an awful mess on your vehicle; it can also mean chipping paint and the possibility of corrosion. The good thing here is that mud flaps are a pretty inexpensive way to protect your vehicle.

In addition to wanting to protect our own vehicles, we all want to be courteous drivers-installing a Ford custom molded will drastically reduce the amount of water and other vision impairing debris your vehicle kicks up.


Pros & Cons of Mud Flaps


  • Provide protection to your vehicle's doors and quarter panels as well as the undercarriage. Deflects mud, snow and ice away from lower body panels.
  • Provide a courtesy to other drivers on the road by limiting the amount of debris flung out from under tire.
  • Contoured design complements vehicle lines and gives excellent protection.
  • Heavy-duty plastic construction resists cracking.
  • They add visual appeal to your vehicle.
  • Affordable and easy to install.
  • Ford Original Accessories will be warranted for whichever provides you the greater benefit: 24 months/unlimited mileage or the remainder of your bumper-to-bumper 3-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty. 


  • If not installed properly, they can fall off. This can be avoided if you take the time to install them correctly and ensure they are properly attached, which we will do at Bill Colwell Ford when you purchase them.
  • Choosing the wrong mud flap, especially for low riding vehicles, can cause them to rub against the ground and curve them back-making them look bad and prevent them from doing what they were made to do. Which is why we recommend the Ford branded mud flaps for your Ford vehicle, they're custom made to fit.

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Bill Colwell Ford Inc.

238 Waterloo Road
Directions Hudson, IA 50643

  • Sales: (888) 432-1637
  • Service: (888) 409-8153
  • Parts: (888) 415-4439


  • Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed