A Guide to Window Visors

Friday, April 8, 2022

From using toothpicks to flipping on light switches, plenty of everyday inventions are now taken for granted. This list, in our opinion, should include window visors.

So, to highlight this important innovation, we’ll share a bit about its history and how they work.


History of Window Visors

Going back in time by nearly 100 years, a mysterious fellow named “Hathaway” invented something he called a “glare shield.” We don’t know much more about him (we wish we did!), but we do know that his original concept had people attach the glare shield outside of their Ford Model T cars to shield the sun from interfering with the driver seeing the road. In 1931, this useful invention was supposedly first moved inside the car, and it became known as a “sun visor.”

In 1937, the new Ford cars apparently included this feature—one sun visor per vehicle, not one for the driver and one for the passenger—along with one windshield wiper, one taillight, and one armrest. Since then, the concept of protecting the driver from the elements has evolved to include window visors.

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What are Window Visors? Do They Work?

Let’s tackle the second question first. Yes, they work. Just make sure you get quality ones.

Additionally, window visors go by several other names, window vent shades, window vent visors, rain guards and probably a few more.

No matter what you call the window visors for trucks they have one main purpose: to keep you and the inside of your vehicle from wet weather. It deflects rain, as well as snow, hail, and sleet from coming into your vehicle’s windows. The benefit? You can keep your windows open—even when the weather isn’t all you’d like it to be.

So, if your vehicle is feeling stuffy and you’d rather not turn on the A/C, you can simply open your windows. This can help to reduce fuel costs and these truck window visors can also help to deflect the wind, reducing drag—which further contributes to reduced gasoline costs.

Other benefits include how it lowers that annoying windy sound you hear when you drive with windows down and, if you love to cruise around with open windows, the weather won’t stop you!

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How do These Visors Work? How Do You Attach Rain Guards for Trucks?

Truck window rain guards are placed on the outside of your vehicle. Stick-on window vent shades/visors are attached via their sticky side right above the door frame on the sides and on the roof for rear windows. If you have frameless side windows, you would attach your window vent visors to the roof, no problem.

Enthuze Truck Window Visors

Here are our four-piece smoked-style truck window visors. These quality visors were made in the United States, custom-made and precision-engineered to fit each vehicle.

For example, these window vent shades are created for Chevrolet/GM Colorado/Canyon Crew Cabs, 2015-2021.

And these window visors are specially crafted for Grand Caravan vehicles from 2008-2020 and Town & Country, 2008-2016.

They are manufactured with reinforced acrylic and are UV- and scratch-resistant, attached with 3M automotive-grade adhesive, and they come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Truck window vents by Enthuze have been thoroughly tried and tested—just like we do with all truck accessories before they can carry our brand name. When you choose our window visors, then, you can count on the highest quality and premium value.

You can find our products at Action Car and Truck Accessories and other retailers. They’re exclusively distributed by CTP Distributors throughout Canada—and, when you’re in the market for truck window vents, our advice is to Get Enthuzed Today! Find dealer locations here.

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