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My UK Mazda 3 has a short flap protruding down in front of the front wheel. What is its purpose being installed in front of the wheel (see photo)? It is sometimes a nuisance since it can catch on a steep speed hump. I might remove it if it serves no useful purpose.
 

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My UK Mazda 3 has a short flap protruding down in front of the front wheel. What is its purpose being installed in front of the wheel (see photo)? It is sometimes a nuisance since it can catch on steep speed hump. I might remove it if it serves no useful purpose.
It is actually an aero flap that causes air to become turbulent and swirl inside the wheels to the rotors cooling the brakes more effectively.

Here is a video link with the 2014-2019 Mazda 6 which shares the same aero piece. My advice it leave them on as they only help.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpklO0cfC8
 

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I also did not know this, something new to learn every day!
 

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Mine has a flap behind the front wheel also...

 
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