Wouldn’t bad weather driving be nicer if you could open your windows without getting wet? How about lowering fuel costs by letting in some air during warm inclement weather instead of running your vehicle’s AC? Sounds good? Read on.
Sitting at the top edge of your door frame, vent visors are functional and also look cool. They deflect rain away from your interior so you can slide your normally closed window down a bit. This also helps keep things from getting foggy inside.
Vent visors are often referred to as window deflectors. Regardless of how they’re identified, their main function is deflecting bad weather away from your vehicle’s interior while you vent air into it. There are two different types based on the installation method.
The “tape on” or “external tape mount” method relies on adhesives to attach the new parts to your vehicle’s doors above the window. The other installation type is the “in channel” method, which fits the deflector into the door channel that the window glass also sits in.
The AVS and EGR vent visors and window deflectors rank among the top five best-selling models. External mount and in-channel installation types are available. Both AVS and EGR offer a range of colors and finishes.
EGR provides an OEM color code option that matches your vehicle’s original factory paint. The company’s in-channel and tape on models come with lifetime warranties.
The AVS in-channel models fit securely with over 200 track and car models. Their aerodynamically designed shape blends in with your vehicle’s contours. AVS also provides a lifetime warranty.
The Westin, Putco and Stampede rank among the top five budget-friendly models. Depending on your vehicle, you could snag one of these tape-on or in-channel kits for less than $50. Putco’s tinted tape-on window visors come with a 1-year warranty. The Westin and Stampede kits provide limited lifetime warranties.
EGR deflectors are made from high-strength space-age acrylic for lifetime durability. Stampede tape-on deflectors’ durability relies on a high-impact scratch-resistant acrylic that protects them from the long-term effects of UV light. Putco visors’ polycarbonate construction contributes to their dent-free longevity.