Will fitting mudflaps affect fuel economy and road noise?

I’ve recently purchased an Audi Q5 and am considering fitting mud slaps as the sides of the vehicle dirty up quickly in wet weather conditions. Would such a fitting effect the fuel consumption and road noise?

Asked on 5 May 2023 by Alan Miller

Answered by David Ross
You can fit mud flaps to your Audi Q5 as they were available as original equipment. It would be possible to fit aftermarket versions, but we would suggest going with OEM parts where possible.

There may be a fractional impact on fuel consumption but we would expect this to be minimal. There may also be a slight increase in noise, but again this would be minimal.
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