Sick and tired of the wind thrashing around your vehicle's cabin? Put an end to that without depriving yourself of that open-air feeling when driving on the highways. How? By simply outfitting your ride with a high-quality air deflector. No matter where you install it, an air deflector can bring a significant improvement in your overall driving experience. Interested in outfitting your ride with one? To get more bang for your buck, here are the important factors you should take into consideration if you're in the market for an air deflector:
Air deflector types
- Window deflector
Also called vent visor, this air deflector is installed in the perimeter of the windows to prevent rain, strong wind, and other outside elements from getting into your vehicle's interior. It can be installed in two ways?tape-on and in-channel.
- Sunroof air deflector
If your ride comes with a sunroof, and you're looking for a way to reduce the noisy, strong wind that gets into the cabin without closing the sunroof, invest in a sunroof air deflector. During sunny days, this air deflector also reduces glare and provides extra shade; these are the reasons why it is usually tinted.
- Hood deflector
Commonly called bug deflector, this kind of air deflector protects the vehicle's front end by redirecting wind, bugs, and other road debris over your vehicle, preventing them from hitting the hood and the windshield. This is an ideal choice if you drive your vehicle off-roads.
- Rear window sun and air deflector
Ideal for trucks, this air deflector is installed in the upper perimeter of the rear windshield to shade the cab from the sun's rays and to minimize nighttime headlight glare.
Most air deflectors are made from smoked acrylic, so you can base their quality on tint, acrylic thickness, finish, and other factors that affect their durability and efficiency. For sunroof deflectors, it's wise to go for units with a protective film to avoid scratching the roof's paint. An air deflector with a high-quality fastening system is also a good buy.
This is one thing you should always consider when purchasing an auto part. It may add up to the price of the item, but purchasing an air deflector with good warranty coverage ensures that the unit doesn't have material and manufacturing defects.