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Bug shields are one of the most popular accessories to add onto your vehicle. Our auto bug shields look great and install easily. We're sure you'll be impressed with our wide variety of bug deflectors and bug shields. You'll find a bug shield that matches your personality, paint job, or style of your vehicle. Whether you've just begun to customize your ride or continuing to do so, our bug shields are the perfect addition for you. All of our bug deflectors are sold at wholesale pricing. You can expect to save up to 60% when you order your next auto bug shield from our online catalog. Get the durability and lasting quality you deserve by investing in one of these awesome bug shields. The bug shields we offer are built by top manufacturers. Free shipping is offered on all orders over $50.00. Place your order before 3pm on any business day and take advantage of our next day delivery.

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Keep Bugs at Bay with the Right Car Bug Shield

Have you ever looked at your car's windshield and think, is this a really a window or a miniature bug farm? If you can't differentiate between the two, you know it's about time you install a bug shield on your car. But choosing one is no simple matter. Here are a few things you need to know when getting a new bug shield:

Dos

  • Purchase a bug shield that is made of durable acrylic. Aside from being lighter than steel, it is also strong enough to withstand the force of a bug or a pebble travelling at a high speed towards your windshield.
  • Consider the overall look of your vehicle. Although aesthetics is not as important to the utility of your bug shield, it also helps to pick one that complements your car. There is a wide range of colors, styles, and designs of shield to choose from. You can also choose from a variety of tints, from opaque black to rose tints.
  • Make sure your bug shield comes with installation hardware and instructions. Most shields do not require drilling or special tools to install. However, it still helps if you have the proper guide to ensure that your chosen part is fitted perfectly to your car. Installation can take about 15 minutes, and if you want to save a few extra bucks, installing it yourself would be a good choice.
  • Ensure that you can tell the difference between a bug shield and a car bra. Car bras are usually wrapped around the entire front of your car while shields only take up the front hood. Both deflectors help protect the front of your car. But if you're really partial to getting a bug shield rather than a car bra, be sure you know which one is which.

Don'ts

  • Don't buy or avoid purchasing generic type shields. Although stock bug shields advertise of being made-to-fit a variety of models, it is still best to get one specifically made for your car. When it comes to bug shields, fit is of outmost priority, and getting a standard one doesn't always ensure that. So even if stock shields will physically fit your car, the ridge might be too high or low to be ideal. For example, if your stock happens to be too shallow for your car, it might not be able to properly deflect debris. On the other hand, if it is too high, the bug shield could impede your line of vision and may pose as a driving hazard.
  • Don't settle for what's available. Since bug shields are not as immediate to replace as compared to a spark plug, you have all the time in the world to research and choose the best kind of bug shield for your car. Ask around forums or quote prices from different suppliers. This will give you an idea of what to buy and will help you get the best value out of your money.
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How to Replace Your Bug Shield

A bug shield helps keep flying insects and road debris off your car's windshield glass and hood. Stones, sticks, and squashed bugs can deal damage to the hood's paint job and also affect visibility. Over time, the bug shield may crack and even break due to the impact of various road elements. Replace a damaged bug shield right away for optimum hood and windshield protection. The following are the things you need and the steps in replacing your damaged bug shield:

Difficulty level: Easy

Things you'll need:

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Alcohol
  3. Soap
  4. Water

Step 1: Peel off the damaged bug shield from the hood of your car and wash the area with dish soap and water to remove any leftover adhesive.

Step 2: Allow the area to dry thoroughly first. The adhesive of the new bug shield will not stick properly to a wet surface.

Step 3: Rub alcohol on the area to remove all traces of dirt and oil. This will allow you to stick and attach the new bug shield securely. If your new bug shield comes with installation holes, align the bracket to your vehicle's pre-drilled holes and install the anchors into them.

Step 4: With the adhesive backing peeled off, stick the new bug shield down to your hood and press firmly to ensure a tighter seal. Stick rubber bumpers behind the shield on both ends for added hood protection.

Step 5: For bug shields with installation holes, hold the part firmly and insert two tree plugs on the shield's outermost holes. Use a screwdriver to install the rest of the screws into the plugs. These screws will hold and secure the bug shield to your hood. Do not tighten the screws yet.

Step 6: Check first the bug shield's alignment and make the necessary adjustments. Once you've achieved the correct alignment, tighten all screws completely.