Are you in the market to buy some car shades for your vehicle? There are a lot of benefits to investing in this kind of accessory, including insulating your vehicle interior from heat and cold, reducing your need to rely on air conditioning in summer, and keeping backseat passengers more comfortable and relaxed.
However, there’s a lot of different options out there for this type of product and this can make it difficult to land on a final purchase decision. The following will examine some tips you should look at to make it easier for you to buy car shades.
1. Is there universal or standard size?
Because the windows on vehicles come in all different shapes and sizes, so do the car shades that are designed to fit over them. This means that when you are shopping you need to be extra careful that you don’t accidentally purchase something that won’t fit snugly onto your vehicles window.
Always make sure you record the dimensions of the windows you want to install this product on. If you are unsure, do some research with your vehicle’s manufacturer so you can get an exact specification of the window size.
2. Do I need them if my windows already have a tint treatment on them?
Yes, of course! Window tinting is far less effective than car shades, so the difference it makes when you install them is going to be significant. The product is going to stop a large amount of the nasty UV light and heat from the sun from entering you vehicle and making it unpleasant inside and potentially dangerous when exposed to human skin.
It is irrelevant how much tinting you have invested in, the vast majority of UV damage and heat will comes through the front windshield that you are not allowed to tint for visibility reasons.
Failing to invest in a car shades and relying on tinting can cause the electronics in your vehicle to become damaged by heat and UV light. The last thing you would want is to cause the expensive electronics in your vehicle to get cooked by the sun.
3. Double sided
If you are buying car shades that have a reflective shiny surface on one side and a matte white surface on the other, then you need to understand which side should be facing outwards. You want to have the reflective surface on the outside of your vehicle, and the absorbing surface on the interior. This helps to reflect light and heat away from your vehicle, but also minimise the impact of any rays that do reach through.
4. What kind of design is the best?
There’s lot of options out there you can use to make your car shades a little less boring and use them as a way to express your personality. For example, zebra or leopard stripes are popular to add a little spunk to an otherwise dull accessory.
5. Is this kind of investment for me?
If you own a vehicle and drive it around a lot, then you are going to be exposed to a fair amount of UV sunlight through your window. It makes sense to invest in car shades so that you give yourself, your car’s electronics, and any passengers you have the best possible protection from the harshness of the sun.