Stopping stones, reducing puddle splashes and keeping airflow onto your brakes are all jobs carried out by the brake disc backing plate. However their location on your vehicle puts them at risk from damage and corrosion from all the crud they catch.

Help is at hand though. Heritage Parts Centre have these available new for owners of all VW T4 models. They’re sold individually allowing you to replace a broken or missing splash guard singularly, although priced at £12.75 each, we expect you’ll chose to purchase a pair for complete peace of mind.

Should you require the bolts to fit them (3 per side) they are also available at 85 pence apiece – part number N90-529-301 for reference.

To place an order simply point your internet browser at and look up 7D0-407-343/B for the left and 7D0-407-344/B for the right. Alternatively their team of enthusiasts are always pleased to hear your voice on the other end of 01273 444000.