Sunlight coming through your windshield heats up the interior of your vehicle, and with the windows up, there’s no way for the heat to escape. After an hour in the sun, the interior of your vehicle will be more than twice the ambient air temperature outside.
The hotter your vehicle is, the harder your car’s cooling system has to work, which can lead to excess fuel consumption and unanticipated maintenance. Sunlight coming through your windshield can also damage your dashboard and fade your upholstery.
Automotive sunshades are a great way to keep the inside of your vehicle from reaching dangerous temperatures and protect your dash and upholstery. They’re made of reflective material to keep the sun’s rays from entering your vehicle through the windshield, keeping your vehicle up to 40° cooler.