How to Install a WeatherTech Bug Deflector


Open the hood or your vehicle and clean the front edge to remove any dirt or grime. You can clean the front edge of the hood with water, dish soap and a cloth.


Remove 2 inches of the tape liner from each end of the bug shield where the flanges are located.


Align the holes on the bug shield by centering it with the front of your vehicle.


Insert the fasteners that came with the bug shield into the inboard holes. You will then need to tighten the fasteners with the screwdriver.


Remove remaining tape liner from the bug shield by pulling on the ends. Press down on the flanges to make sure that the bug shield adheres properly to the hood.


Place self-tapping screws that came with the bug shield into the outboard holes. Place a washer over the screws and then insert one screw in each hole. Tighten the screws with the power drill.


Close the hood and apply the rubber bumps to complete the project. The rubber bumps go between the bug deflector and the hood.

Tips and Warnings

  • The rubber bumps prevent the bug shield from scratching the hood.
  • You can order a WeatherTech bug deflector online by providing the make, year and model of your vehicle when placing an order.
  • Make sure the bug deflector is properly secured to the hood before driving the vehicle.
  • Do not use any solvents to clean the hood--they can damage the bug deflector.
  • Many trucks and some types of cars can have a bug deflector installed to prevent or limit the amount of bugs and stones that hit the windshield. One type of bug deflector that you can install on your vehicle is available from WeatherTech. This type of bug deflector does not require drilling, which makes the unit easy to install or mount on your vehicle.