Had a strange incident tonight on the way home from work!
Driving along at quite a pace, when there was an almighty BANG, and all i saw was what resembled a black flash fly up in front of the car, then go back down smacking the front bumper again and dissapear behind me.
Pulled over into a lay-by on the Woodhead Pass to look what damage had been done, initial thoughts were that a waggon had flicked something out from a tyre, maybe a bit of mudflap!
Turns out it was the plate/flap that covers the towing eye, somehow it had come loose, was obviously flapping around in the wind, then snapped, thus causing a deep scratch/gouge on the bumper on its travels!!!! 'Bummer'
It was hard to tell at first if it had hit anywhere else due to the collection of road kill on the bumper!!
Washed them off later though, and luckily no more damage ' Phew'
So recovered the plate anyway after dodging a few waggons, however, it had been run over a few times, so will have to order a new'n!
Presume these is a lead in with the order of these due to paint colours etc????
So, check your flaps are secure!