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Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? #4631342
01/11/18 12:13 PM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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We all know cars get hot inside, steering wheels and seats can burn, dashes can dry out and crack. Ever use one?

I don't now but have. Usually the folding fabric style.

Last edited by ZZman; 01/11/18 12:13 PM.

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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631346
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MTL, CANADA
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I dont bother with them here. I just open windows and drive. I cant be bothered with them! happy

Last edited by Rolla07; 01/11/18 12:17 PM.

2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631348
01/11/18 12:18 PM
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Yep, almost always in the summer. I have tint on the other windows, but sun coming in the front is brutal. Heats up leather like crazy too. I have been using this brand, a little pricey but the fit and performance is spot on
https://www.heatshieldstore.com/


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631362
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I have one from IntroTech that fits awesome. I use it almost every day.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: bdcardinal] #4631363
01/11/18 12:34 PM
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Valencia, CA
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Same here and use it daily.

Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
I have one from IntroTech that fits awesome. I use it almost every day.

Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631368
01/11/18 12:36 PM
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where the wind blows....OK
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where the wind blows....OK
My wife and I both use them during the summer months. Ours are from WeatherTech. It get's pretty warm here, Norman/OKC, in the summer and it helps a ton. We also have our windows tinted and I also crack the windows to help.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: bdcardinal] #4631378
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
I have one from IntroTech that fits awesome. I use it almost every day.

x3. It's better than any aftermarket one I used. I ordered one for my parent's Lexus as well.

A friend has a Heatshield brand(made in Sunnyvale) for his Subaru he bought on my suggestion - he really wanted the OEM one but it was $70.

Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631387
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Almost a must down here in south Georgia. I really need to invest in remote start so I can run the AC before I leave work.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631392
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The Motor City
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I try to park facing north. It helps keep the sun fade off the dashboard as well.

Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631406
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
I use them in all my cars.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631433
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When I bought my first new car in TX, I noticed that the dealer (Lute Riley in Richardson) included one with their name on it in every vehicle they sold...good advertising and they were absolutely necessary in that climate.
Haven't needed one since I moved back North.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631462
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Yup, I have a custom fit for while I'm parked at work.

It's normally dark by the time I'm off hut it keeps the interior from baking all day.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631467
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Here in the hottest city in the U.S., I absolutely do.


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Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631479
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Nope. Not buying something for an issue that only exists three days out of the year.


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2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 146k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 202k, his
Re: Have you/Do you use a car Sun Shade? [Re: ZZman] #4631500
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Every day. I use the custom fit dealer one most likely made by cover craft. Coupled with the darkest tint legally allowed, I dont have an issue with burning seats or seat belts even with a black pleather interior. I also have a solid metal shift knob that is not ever too hot to touch unless I forget to use the shade.


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