Are Mud Flaps Required on Dually Trucks?

Red 2022 Nissan Titan driving through mud

When you’re shopping for a pre-owned truck to help you tackle Phoenix adventures, you’ll find that there are two important factors to consider with buying a truck. One factor to consider is the type of engine it has, diesel or gas. The other factor to consider is if you want a single rear-wheel (SRW) or a dual rear-wheel configuration (DRW). DRW trucks are also referred to as dually trucks, and the rear axle essentially has four wheels for better towing performance.

There are many advantages to dually trucks, and they’re a popular choice among many Glendale drives. But, are mud flaps required on dually trucks? The answer is that it depends. Some states require dually trucks to have mud flaps, and others may not. You’ll want to check your local laws in reference to mud flaps on a DRW truck. Find out more about dually trucks today with Rocky's Auto Credit!

Are Mud Flaps Required on Dually Trucks in Your Area?

Local and state laws can vary depending on your specific area, so we suggest you reference your local laws before you decide on adding or removing mud flaps from your dually truck. With that being said, are mud flaps required on dually trucks in your area? The answer can vary, and even if a state law mentions that mud flaps aren’t required, it’s possible that the area you’re living or driving in will require it. It’s best to contact local authorities for specific information. However, as a general rule, here are some states that may require dually trucks to have mud flaps:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • And more

Benefits of Mud Flaps

Even if mud flaps aren’t required in your area, it’s generally a good idea to add them to your vehicle. Although there’s a cosmetic aspect to adding mud flaps to your truck, the benefits and advantages of having mud flaps on your vehicle for your Tempe travels are almost undeniable. Let’s take a look at some of the perks of adding mud flaps to your vehicle:

  • Keeps dirt and debris from building up on your vehicle and damaging it.
  • Lowers the potential of debris and rocks from damaging vehicles around you.
  • Reduces the need for regular car washes.
  • Doesn’t have an effect on fuel economy.
  • Helps protect your trailer or anything you’re towing.

Learn More About Dually Trucks With Rocky's Auto Credit!

Whether you have questions about dually trucks or the law related to having mud flaps on your truck, we’re more than happy to help at Rocky's Auto Credit. Head to one of our dealership locations today for further assistance in taking home a truck to your Mesa garage. You can also reach out to us online if you have any questions or concerns!


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