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What Are Wind Deflectors And Why Do I Need Them?

Posted in Guides | November 14th 2019

The Benefits of Wind Deflectors

- Reducing wind and noise
- Tinted to reduce glare
- Aerodynamic design reduces drag
- Smooth, slim-line design
- Easy to fit
- Supplied in pairs
- Car-wash friendly
- Made from tough acrylic glass
- T.U.V Approved
- Vehicle specific for proper fitment

What are wind deflectors?

Driving with your window down in rain or at higher speeds can cause discomfort inside a van with both wind noise and spray affecting you and your passengers. Wind Deflectors work by simply deflecting rain and wind away from your van windows making the interior a much more comfortable environment.

Deflectors also help to prevent misting of van windows when it rains; they help reduce winter condensation and they also reduce sun glare through side windows.

Wind deflectors

How do they work?

They work on the principle that an open window alters a vehicle’s aerodynamics in a way that draws fast-moving air into the car. The result is amplified streaming winds persistently buffeting both driver and passengers and vastly increased road noise.

Wind Deflectors help lessen these problems by slightly changing a vehicle’s aerodynamic contour. When wind hits the deflectors it is redirected over the open windows and around the sides of the vehicle, preventing it from streaming in through the window. Being able to keep your van well ventilated reduces the need for the use of air conditioning, which in turn can reduce fuel consumption.

What are they made from?

Wind Deflectors are precision made to the highest standards using cast acrylic. They are slightly tinted to help reduce glare and are van make and model specific, designed to fit into the window channels of a car door frame for a seamless installation. Each model is designed to suit the contours of your vehicle.

How are they fitted?

They are straightforward to fit without any mechanical knowledge or particular tools and simply slide into the seal at the top of the car door.

Check out our fitting guides:

Wind Deflector Guide

We've got a few tips to help with fitting too:

- First, hold the deflector up to the door to check it’s the right shape.

- Next, make sure you peel away the protective plastic film (your deflectors aren't scratched, they are just being kept protected in transit!).

- Once fitted, leave up for 48 hours to allow the rubber channel to ‘set’ to the new shape of the deflectors. 

How much do they cost?

Our wind deflectors are sold in pairs and cost between £29.99-£62.95, depending on your make and model. Browse our huge selection of wind deflectors HERE, or shop DGA or Heko specifically. 

Wind deflectors