What are they?
Carshades.co.uk offer tailored fitted shades for a large range of cars, with the aim to provide:
Designed and manufactured in the UK, Car Shades are the world's largest range of tailored to fit vehicle privacy shades. Available for more than 400 vehicles, their shades give 100% window coverage of rear passengers, load area and tailgate windows. Sunny days make for a great summer but can easily turn your car into a sauna on four wheels. The shades will considerably reduce the cabin temperature by blocking out sunlight. Offering up to 95% passenger protection from UV rays, Car Shades will help protect children, pets and other rear passengers from heat and sunburns, making their journey safer and more comfortable.
So how do these differ to getting tinted windows? Well, as soon as you open your windows you lose any benefits of tinted windows, the sun protection, security etc. With car shades these continue to offer protection whether your windows are open or closed.
How we Tested it?
Car Shades kindly provided us with two sets of shades to trial across two different vehicles. These were fitted as per the manufacturer's instructions.
Fitting was relatively straightforward however due to the design of one of the cars it did require some clips to be stuck to the window frame - time will tell how long these last, however the other car didn't require any sticky clips which is a big bonus.
The only downside of testing this product in winter sun comes at a premium regardless we fitted these and patiently waited for some winter sun.
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We've tested these for a good few weeks putting them through their paces and it's hard to fault them. If you are looking for an aftermarket car shade that will probably last the life of the car then we would certainly suggest you check out Car Shades.