When you want to let fresh air into your vehicle without getting buffeted by gale force winds, there’s only one product to go for—vent visors and window deflectors. But, with so many brands and styles vying for your attention, many motorists worry about how to install vent visors. But no need to worry, most vent visor installation is as easy as rolling down a window.
Easy Installation Process
First, let’s clear up the nomenclature—vent visors and window deflectors are just two names for the same thing. And, they’re all broken down into two main installation types, in channel window deflectors and stick-on deflectors.
In-channel deflectors like the WeatherTech vent visor, utilize a molded lip that fits snuggly into the channel of the window frame. So for installation, you put the visor in place, roll the window up and your done. Stick on deflectors like AVS vent visors and some EGR vent visors use double-sided 3M tape and stick to the exterior of the window frame. Just peel the tape and stick in place. Don't forget that cleanliness is next to godliness. When installing the vent visors with double sided tape, always clean the window frame surface with rubbing alcohol. This strips the paint of any dust, debris and wax—all detrimental to a positive bond. A quick swipe is all you need to clean it up, and your visors will stay in place for years to come.
Buying a Top Notch Window Deflector
No matter which style you get, always use these buying tips and you’re guaranteed a quality deflector: Stick with top brands: WeatherTech, AVS and EGR. Buy the deflectors that are specific to your vehicle. Choose the right tint—light for light colored vehicles, dark for dark paintLook for products with a lifetime guarantee.
Picking the Right Vent Visor & Window Deflector for Your Ride
Keep in mind though, that depending on your vehicle, a full visor set may include both types. That’s because the rear windows on a crew cab truck don’t roll down. So for instance, Toyota Tacoma window deflectors will be in-channel for the front and stick-on in the back. And for some vehicles, you have no choice. A Jeep Wrangler window deflector set is usually stick-on since they don’t have a proper window frame, but a Hyundai Santa Fe visor can be in-channel all around. The same goes for Nissan Pathfinder side window deflectors and deflectors for most cars and SUVs for that matter. We also have tons of vent visors reviews and deflectors reviews on our site, be sure to give them a read.