Do Sun Shades Help in Your Car?

by Suzanne Alicie

No one enjoys climbing into a hot car. When you have left your car closed up and parked out in the sun for a while,it will feel like an oven when you open the door. There are products called sun shades that claim to help with not only this but other problems caused by the sun in your car. These shades can be used on the windshield, back windows and even side windows. Sun shades provide many benefits and are a good choice for several reasons.

Heat Elimination

While sun shades don't completely eliminate the heat buildup inside a car, they do help maintain a lower temperature by blocking and reflecting the hot sun rays. This means that when you open the car door you won't be shocked by the hot air rushing out. Sun shades also keep you from burning your hands on the steering wheel or your backside on a hot car seat. They are especially good for protecting baby car seats.

Protecting Electronics

Car stereo systems and CDs can be damaged by excessive heat and by the direct rays of the sun beating through a windshield. Now that there are LCD televisions and DVD players in cars it is especially important to keep the heat down. A sun shade will protect that important area where your electronics are located, which will in turn provide a longer life for the electronic equipment in the car.

Interior Protection

The sun can do a lot of damage to the interior of your car. The dashboard and seats can become faded, sun bleached or cracked and warped due to the sunlight and heat. A sun shade blocks the damaging rays of the sun and reduces the heat inside the car. By regularly using sun shades in your car, you can make the interior last longer and stay looking like new.

About the Author

Suzanne Alicie is a professional writer and author who has been writing professionally since 2008. She has experience in gardening, communications and retail, as well as being a small-business owner. Alicie is an avid gardener and is happiest when digging in the dirt or grooming her flowerbeds.