A mudguard, fender or wing is a part covering the wheels of a vehicle to stop it from throwing off mud, water or objects from the road. It protects people and property from dirtiness, dampness, and damage.
Mudguards protect in several ways:
- They protect brakes and lights.
- They protect the bicycle from getting rusted by mud and water.
- They protect clothes from being dirty.
- They protect from injuries.