Skid plate

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Retrofitted skid plate on a Saab 96.
Fake skid plate

A skid plate is an abrasion-resistant material affixed to the underside of a vehicle or boat[1] to prevent damage to the underside when contact is made with the ground.

Skid plates may be used on off-road vehicles and lowered vehicles to prevent damage to the underside. Fake skid plates are also added to vehicles for an off-road look.[2]


  1. ^ "Skid plates". Northwest Canoe. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Fiat Panda 4x4". Motor Trend. Retrieved 29 September 2012.