Does Your Ford Truck’s Horn Sound Too Rude?

By -

Have you thought about the pitch, loudness, and overall characteristics of your Ford truck’s horn?

This may come as a surprise to many, but in several countries a vehicle’s horn is used for sending messages other than “get the eff out of the way.” In fact, there’s a complete guide on car horn etiquette, which teaches you the do’s and don’ts of honking.

The horn found in the F-Series trucks is exactly what it should be in a big American truck. It’s not too high-pitched, it’s loud, and has a robust forward projection. In other words, if you honk — folks will know — there’s no doubt about that.


On the other hand, trying to make someone aware that they’ve left their coffee on the roof, left their blinker on, or simply honk to give them a thumbs up on their cool Ford truck might make you look like an ahole. Especially if done incorrectly. This video by PowerNationTV discusses the benefits of installing something called a, courtesy horn.

If you’re taken aback by this, you’re not alone. That being said, it’s worth taking a look and finding out what it’s all about.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

Comments ()