Molded, wing-shaped channels move air and water through the Eco Flaps ventilated surface to reduce drag. Less resistance equals more efficiency! Time and time again, Eco Flaps have been proven to pay for themselves with fuel savings in a relatively short time frame. Plus, Eco Flaps® are the ONLY splash guards to have the distinction of being SmartWay verified and can provide a simple, cost-effective means toward compliance with the new Phase II GHG regulations.
Eco Flaps are made of high quality, impact-resistant nylon polymer, making them virtually indestructible and tolerant of extreme road and weather conditions. They have been impact-tested to withstand temperatures from -200F to +200F without cracking, breaking, or melting!
When water moves through the wing-shaped channels, it passes through a “dead air zone” on the back of the Eco Flap and then falls to the road surface.
This flow-pattern feature significantly reduces road spray when compared to traditional mud flap design. By directing water to the pavement instead of into the air, Eco Flaps drastically reduce the dangerous cloud of road spray that impedes a driver’s line of sight on wet roads. Thus, Eco Flaps play a critical role in making roads safer for both drivers and surrounding motorists.
Wind resistance can negatively impact one-third of a vehicle’s fuel consumption.
Traditional mud flaps cause added drag and decrease fuel efficiency. In inclement weather, water spray caused by traditional mud flaps can compromise a driver’s line of sight. Not to mention, traditional flaps have a nasty habit of tearing off and breaking in tough driving conditions, causing equipment downtime, driver delays, and costly non-compliance fees.
Other low-cost “aerodynamic” flaps are just imitators and don’t have the testing or SmartWay verification to back their performance claims. What’s more, they’re not made from durable materials and break easily in inclement weather or tough driving conditions.
Unfortunately, many fleet owners are not aware they have a “mud flap problem.”