All over the world, the regulations on tinting of car windows are different. The Philippines earlier did not have any such laws, but now with the proposition of a new set of regulations, one has to be careful about car window tints. Before the tinting laws are clearly understood, it would be a waste of money to spend on tinting the windows. But windows that aren’t tinted get the car excessively warm during the noon, especially during the summers. As the passengers feel too warm, the air conditioning levels have to be increased, resulting in a higher consumption of fuel. Further, the direct sunlight might also result in the quicker wear and tear of the upholstery in the car seats. All these problems can be tackled with one easy solution - a quick fix – a good-quality car sun shade.
When a car sun shade is installed, there are no laws being violated. These are temporary treatments which can be easily installed or removed whenever required. So one can effortlessly block direct sunlight from penetrating through the windows. The sun shades can thus protect the interiors of the car from damage due to sun exposure.
There are several types of car window shades, where the difference is in the installation procedure and the type of protection offered. For the driver’s seat where sunlight can make it difficult to even grab the steering wheel on a sunny afternoon, a good sun shade can become an indispensable accessory. Some of the sun shades come as fixed designs where they can be installed and left there. There are a few that come with an easy pull-down and roll-up mechanism. So when it is not too warm outside, the shades can be rolled up. The retractable ones of this kind mostly come with suction cups for the shades to be installed.
There are a few car window shades that do not affect the visibility and work much like a window tint. For those instances, where total shielding of the light and protection from heat is of prime concern, there are sunshades that come with a silvered surface. There are products designed for specific car models and several OEM variants available. Most others come in a standard size that can be used in most of the car windows without any trouble. So one gets to choose cozy looking window curtains or retractable shades or fixed ones based on the requirements. Sunshades can help block the sunlight from the side windows. But the direct exposure of the dashboard cannot be avoided. The similar window treatments cannot be done on the front glass, there is dashboard protecting mats and other similar accessories for specific parts in the car. These accessories all help to maintain the car and the interiors as good as new.