At first glance, the question, “what do bug deflectors do,” may seem silly. After all, bug deflectors deflect bugs, right? Seems simple enough, but when you see a bug deflector, you’ll probably wonder how they deflect bugs and if they even work at all. Let’s take a closer look.
Benefits of Bug Deflectors
Do bug deflectors work? It’s an age-old question, but one easily answered. If you have the privilege of living in, or know someone living in the far south, say Florida, you know about bugs. More importantly, you know what kind of havoc these air-born kamikazes can wreak on your front end. Since the bugs are already flying, they simply smack into your car as you drive into them—there’s no way to avoid it.
But, if you could create an upstream of air with a wind deflector, the bugs would theoretically be swept up and over your vehicle. This is exactly how bug deflectors work. That small acrylic strip across the hood of your vehicle creates just enough slipstream for the bugs to get swept up in. The bug shield will also catch its fair share of bug guts, but that’s unavoidable. But, since most of the bugs will never even touch your vehicle, they are very effective.
Bug Deflector Buying Tips
When shopping bug deflectors for trucks, cars and SUVs, always stick with the name brand deflectors and vent visors. A Lund bug deflector or an AVS hood deflector is always a great choice for a truck deflector. So if you need a Ford F150 bug deflector or a Silverado bug deflector, they can’t be beat. For cars, no other brand has a huge selection like WeatherTech vent visors. No matter which brand deflector you go with, follow these handy shopping tips to beat the bugs:
- Custom-crafted for your specific year, make and model vehicle
- Aerodynamic design with a sleek, low profile
- Crafted from aerospace-grade acrylic (virtually indestructible)Scratch, crack and warp resistant
- No-drill installation with 3M tape or fasteners that use existing holes
- Lifetime Warranty