When you think of winter driving accessories, a windshield cover isn’t always at the top of the list. Because when the snow begins to mount and the windshield begins to ice over, there’s really no substitute for a good set of snow chains and a sturdy ice scraper.
But, the clouds eventually part and the glare from the sun can become exponentially brighter as it bounces off all that reflective white stuff. Contrary to popular belief, the sun’s rays don't have to be warm to fade, crack and ruin your interior’s more delicate components.
When to Use a Windshield Cover
When’s the best time to use a windshield cover? All year long! Similar to a solid pair of Oakleys, a windshield cover prevents UV rays from entering through the windshield and ruining your dash and upholstery. A windshield cover is truly all-season, keeping your interior cool by reducing the interior temperature of your car or truck up to 40 degrees in the summer while retaining your vehicle’s heat to prevent those icy temperatures from frosting your seats in the winter.
Also known as sun shades, windshield shades for Ram vehicles and similar aftermarket models form an impenetrable wall between the sun and your interior though a triple-layer design. Light reflects off the silver exterior, keeping your interior cooler while the soft felt interior and the foam core combine to further insulate against heat.
Other Add-ons for Protecting Your Ride
So, with the upholstery protected, maybe you’d like to crack a window to get a refreshing blast of cold air while you’re parked on the 405 during the morning rush hour. Dodge vent visors and similar vehicle-specific car window rain guards add an aerodynamic element that channels the airflow away from your vehicle, reducing wind noise and providing a quieter, more relaxing drive. Even in the wettest of winter weather, they allow you to keep your window open a crack without having to worry about your interior getting soaked.
But, maybe you’re one of those lucky ones who seems to dodge the cold weather each year. That warm climate makes you the envy of pretty much everyone living in 48 out of 50 states. But, with a warm climate comes bugs…battalions of bugs. Make sure your exterior is protected with bug deflectors. Dodge Charger deflectors and sunroof deflectors add a layer of protection by creating a streamlined jet of air that sends all those would-be paint-ruiners up and over the top of your vehicle. Each mounts securely to the hood or roof of just about any vehicle with sturdy clips and push-rivets for an off-the-hood installation that preserves your paintjob (unlike those lesser adhesive kits) and makes cleaning them a snap!
What's the Best Windshield Cover for You?
Winter driving accessories and Dodge accessories run the gamut, enabling you to protect the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Simple to install and highly affordable, a windshield cover, sunroof deflectors or car window rain guards make the perfect gift for the do-it-yourselfer on your list.