Custom Auto Shade™ (FD-96) by Intro-Tech®. Color: Silver. 1 Piece. This unique custom-fit thermal shade provides protection against heat and UV rays at the same time. The multi-layered construction can reduce interior temperatures as much as 40°F. Store it rolled up and fastened with the attached velcro strip.
- Multi-layered material with a silver metalized outer film that reflects harming UV rays
- Reduces inside temperature up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit
- Protects interior from heat and UV damage. Keeps steering wheel and shift knob comfortable to the touch
- When reversed in winter, shade functions as an insulator
- Easy to roll up and attached Velcro® strap makes this item easy to stow
- Finished with a non-abrasive velour binding
- Lifetime warranty
Don't let UV rays and extreme heat degrade your vinyl dashboard and interior. And that goes double if you have leather seats; the damaging effect of solar radiation is two-fold: the UV radiation will attack the plastic and leather directly. Solar heating can raise the interior temperature of a parked vehicle to nearly 180°, hot enough to burn your hands on the metal seatbelt buckle or steering wheel. Needless to say, that kind of heat can't be good for soft vinyl or leather. It will bake the volatile plasticizers and oils right out of them. They will turn hard, and eventually crack.
Most cars have tinted windows, and you can add tinting to the side and back windows, but federal law (and common sense, we hope) prohibits the windshield from being tinted enough to really keep out the sun. The best way, if you can't park inside all day every day, is a shade to reflect the UV back and to insulate from the heat. The Custom Auto Shade starts with a highly reflective layer of aluminized Mylar, which can reflect both short-wave ultra-violet and long-wave infrared radiation. The multi-layer material will then supply additional insulation to keep heat from infiltrating the interior. The Intro-Tech Automotive Custom Auto Shade is available in a custom-fit for your vehicle there are 2,600 patterns in their computer-based cutting machine.
You can expect the temperature of your interior to remain as much as 40°F cooler when the Custom Auto Shade is used. It takes only a few seconds to unroll the Custom Auto Shade and install it on the dash, and just as long to roll it up for stowage.
Intro-Tech® is based in sunny Southern California, and has been in business since 1991. Their product line includes floor mats, car covers, car sunshades, winter windscreen shields and the innovative PitStop Furniture line of race-inspired furniture. They manufacture all of their products themselves in their Chino facility, using the latest in Computer Aided Design and cutting technology. Because they use only the finest materials to produce their products, they are able to offer a lifetime warranty on everything they sell.