Unless you happen to be an entomologist, you’re probably like most people — not a big fan of bugs. Even if you don’t have a severe aversion to insects, you don’t want them causing damage to your car. As bug season approaches, though, the threat of an insect-laden windshield is unfortunately ever-present. Luckily, preparing your truck can provide an effective defense. One of the best forms of protection is a 2019 F150 bug deflector. A bug deflector works by channeling air around your truck and its windshield so that bugs are effectively routed away. In addition to this benefit, it can also prevent chipped windshields by routing small rocks away from it, too.
Install a Bug Deflector
Installing a 2019 F150 bug deflector is simple. They are designed for easy attachment, and most kits come with an adhesive that can be used so that no drilling is necessary. Other types of kits include fasteners that can be attached to your truck. If you select a deflector that features adhesive, you should start by cleaning the hood and windshield of your truck. Be sure to thoroughly remove any dirt, dust, and bug debris that may be stuck to its surfaces. This will ensure that the adhesive sticks effectively. You should then apply the adhesive — usually a type of tape — according to the directions. You can then lift the shield and apply the deflector to the adhesive.
For kits that require the use of fasteners, you should follow the first step and thoroughly clean your hood and windshield. You should then screw any holes that are indicated by the directions and position the shield in alignment with these holes. You can then ensure that the grommets and fasteners slip into place correctly and proceed to secure the bug deflector. You should check to make sure that the screws or fasteners are secured tightly, but do not tighten them so much that it damages your truck.
Use a Windshield Protector
Bug deflectors are a great way to shield your truck from the impact of insects, but there are other accessories you can use for this purpose, too. A windshield protector can be just as effective as a bug deflector for Ford. You probably think of bugs as a problem that mostly occurs when your truck is in motion. Indeed, this is when your windshield will catch the most bug debris, but you should also consider the dust and dirt that can accumulate on your windshield when your truck is at rest.
Applying a protective cover to your windshield can protect it from such grime and support the efforts of your bug deflector. It can also prevent damage from more serious impact, like falling objects or inclement weather. You may assume that your truck is safe when it’s parked, but even then, there are threats that can cause damage. Nonetheless, with a strong bug deflector and windshield protection, you can effectively minimize the potential damage and ensure that your truck stays in great condition.