For wet weather and snow driving, I think it is an absolute must to have some decent mud guards on the car. Just on the drive from the Tesla delivery center to back home, it was apparent that the lower part of the front doors and the rear quarter panel took a beating from road dirt, grime, road construction and other road gunk. I could only imagine at that time, what impending rain, snow and slush would do and not to mention chips occurring over time.
Luckily, I found these body color matched mudflaps listed on amazon for $35:
|Body color matched low-profile mus flaps with har|
I used remaining 3M double sided tape in addition to the hardware provided for with the mud flaps. This would also ensure that no rubbing occurs and body paint does not get affected over time.
|Additional 3M tape used for better adhesion and paint protection|
|Only 1 bolt required to be removed and reinstalled to attach rear flaps.|
|Rear flaps prepared with 3M tape|
|Great fit against the rear panels and good color match|
|Rear flaps in place, cause no additional drag|
|Turn wheels in the direction of side being installed and make small hole in plastic.|
|Drivers side front flap installed.|
|Looks good with mud flaps installed.|
Well it did not take much time after that when the snowy weather hit and the rear did a great job of protecting the rear quarter panel from tons slush, snow, ice and mud.
|Rear mud flaps doing a good job|
|Front flaps doing their job|
|Mission accomplished: Front doors protected.|