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oil pan cover?

We are experiencing some pretty treacherous road conditions in Dallas right now...

my wife was driving her Mini to work today...a car in front of her spun in to the wall...a piece of concrete from the wall flew in to the road, and my wife ran over it. She came to a stop on top of the piece of debris when she heard a scraping noise coming from under her car. She waited for the police to arrive...they had her pull to the side of the road and wait. Ultimately they sent her on her way...when she pulled away, the debris came loose, along with a piece of plastic (?) from the underside of her car. She got to work and had a co-worker look at it, and he seemed to think it might be an oil pan cover.

Since the debris was sitting in the road, my insurance considers it under our collision coverage, and therefore we would be subject to a $500 deductible.
I plan to get an estimate for the damage, just to make sure there are no other issues.

So, my question...is there a plastic cover over the oil pan. I did a Google search and couldn't seem to identify a part called "oil pan cover".
I'd like to be as well informed as possible as I head in to this estimate to determine the necessity of the potential repairs....

Any feedback from experts here would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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