Protecting your hood from bugs and debris has never been easier.

In fact, this video from Summit Racing and Putco shows you just how easy it is to install a Putco hood shield (sometimes called bug deflectors, bug guards, or bug shields). Trent from Putco walks you, step by step, through the process of installing a Putco Element Hood Shield on a Ford truck using little more than the enclosed hardware and a Phillips-head screwdriver.

We’ve been assured these hood shields install just as easily on Chevy, GMC, and Ram trucks. They not only protect your hood from bug splatter and road rash, they’re also a great-looking addition to your rig. You can choose from ABS chrome or polycarbonate tinted versions, both of which are made from durable injection-molded construction.

With spring rapidly approaching, it’s time to start tricking out your truck for spring. And since, a Putco hood shield requires no drilling or modifications, it’s a great way to ease into the process.


Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.