5 Quick Inexpensive Upgrades For Your Ford


 

5 Quick Inexpensive Upgrades For Your Ford 

Upgrade the appearance and functionality of your Ford

Written By: Ford Parts Manager, Taylor Morgan

There are several ways to update the look of an aging vehicle.  Or maybe you would like to upgrade the appearance of your newer model.  Possibly functionality is important and you need to protect your investment.  Here are 5 quick easy options for doing any of those projects.


Chrome Kits or Air Deflectors


These easily apply using double sided tape (be careful you have it STRAIGHT otherwise it’s on there cooked forever, would not be fun to look at).  If your vehicle has been around the block a few times, down the dirt road once or twice, or even survived a few road construction jobs odds are you may have a couple paint chips and scratches.  These addition will not only help protect it in the future they will also cover up many blemishes already existing. 


 Touch up paint kits work great for rock chips or small blemishes.  If adding a cover or deflector is not the right move, using a bottle of the factory color paint is a great way to take care of nicks and scratches.  Be realistic, if you have a dent and a deep large scaped area a body shop repair may be more necessary.  But for most rock chips and door dings touch up paint may be just the ticket.  The paint bottle will allow you to either use a pen tip or a brush.  In order to make sure you receive the correct color (for example “Kona Blue” as opposed to “Too Good to be Blue,”  yes those are two very different vehicle colors)  call a dealership with the paint code or the VIN number.

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2013 Ford Escape with Chrome Kit


 

Wind Deflector on a Ford Focus


Touch-up Paint Kits

Touch up paint kits work great for rock chips or small blemishes.  If adding a cover or deflector is not the right move, using a bottle of the factory color paint is a great way to take care of nicks and scratches.  Be realistic, if you have a dent and a deep large scaped area a body shop repair may be more necessary.  But for most rock chips and door dings touch up paint may be just the ticket.  The paint bottle will allow you to either use a pen tip or a brush.  In order to make sure you receive the correct color (for example “Kona Blue” as opposed to “Too Good to be Blue,”  yes those are two very different vehicle colors)  call a dealership with the paint code or the VIN number.

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Lifts and Level Kits 

Lifts and level kits are a good way to make a truck look more aggressive.  Lifts are a little more involved and may cost more than a leveling kit.  A lift will completely raise the body of your vehicle.  A level kit brings the front half of your vehicle level with the back half.  Usually you can add bigger tires and wheels once you have added a modification like this.  A good shop may need to be involved in this process as with most lifts and levels the alignment will need to be re-adjusted upon completion.  Also when looking into tire and wheel options it is important to make sure your new wheels and tires will still clear the fenders.

 

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All Season Floor Mats

All season floor mats and floor liners have become more and more popular in recent years.  With the advent of Weathertech floor liners several options have become available to consumers.  Rubber floor mats are great for keeping your carpet clean and dry.  Floor Liners go a step beyond with molded sides preventing anything from going over the sides onto your floors.  Whether you are in a work vehicle day in day out while you work in the elements, or you take the entire neighborhood to the mountains in the winter, floor liners will collect anything you do not want on your floors. 

 

 


Tonneau Covers (Truck Bed Covers)

Tonneau covers or bed covers are a great way to protect your bed, secure items in the bed, and even changes the look of your truck.  There are a lot of different options in price and functionality.  If you really like to secure objects a hard cover with a lock on it may be the best option.  Often times with these options you may lose a portion of your bed space as they take up room.  If you do not want to lose bed space but still want to have the option of hiding stuff in your bed or covering it up on a long trip, a soft roll up is a great option.  There are even options in between that offer the best of both worlds, a solid roll up that will still allow you to use the bed.

 



Sources: 

http://www.stage3motorsports.com/869101-2008-2014-Super-Duty-Truxedo-Edge-Tonneau-Cover-6-34-Short-Bed.html
https://www.realtruck.com/bakflip-g2-tonneau-cover/

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