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What Do Car Sun Shades Do?

Weathertech F-150 TechShade Windshield Sun Shade

By Mike Cote - November 22, 2018

A windshield sun shade serves many functions. On a hot summer day, touching your steering wheel or seatbelt is like putting your hand directly into a hot frying pan. Avoid this searing situation by investing in a car window cover.

Block that sun!

Take the triple-layered Covercraft UVS100 Windshield Sun Shade as an example. Custom-manufactured for your vehicle, it lowers the internal temperature by as much as 40 degrees, shortening the time it takes to cool your car or truck. That’s great for summer, but what about the winter months? The Intro-Tech Automotive Windshield Sun Shade was made with a reversible heat-absorbent felt material that draws the warmth from the sun and raises the internal temperature.

Protect everything inside

In this digital age, our vehicles are tricked out with LCD screens, DVD and CD players, GPS devices, and all manner of electronics. Heat from the sun beating down on them is their worst enemy. A sunshade is meant to protect those devices from the UV rays beaming through, lengthening their lifespans considerably.

Choosing the best sun shade

UV rays fade, crack, and warp everything from your dashboard, seats, and steering wheel. Car window covers eliminate dashboard fade. Once you’ve determined what you need in a car window cover, take a look at our variety of premium sun shades and window covers.

Product Comparison

  • Covercraft UVS100 Windshield Sun Shade
  • Intro-Tech Automotive Ultimate Reflector Car Sun Shade
  • Intro-Tech Automotive Windshield Sun Shade
  • Dash Designs Original Retractable Car Sun Shade

Popular Windshield Sun Shades Products

  • Intro-Tech Automotive Ultimate Reflector Car Sun Shade
  • Intro-Tech Automotive Windshield Sun Shade
  • Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade
  • WeatherTech TechShade Windshield Sun Shade


Car sun shades are essential for maintaining your vehicle's interior and protecting it from the harmful effects of UV rays. They help regulate the temperature inside your car, making it more comfortable and preserving the lifespan of your electronics. When choosing a sun shade, consider the specific needs of your vehicle and explore the variety of premium options available in the market.

About the Author

Mike Cote is an off-road enthusiast and a perpetual project 4x4 Tacoma owner. He enjoys off-roading in challenging terrain and is passionate about vehicle safety and technology.