DIY Sunshade Update

DIY Sunshade

It's been hot for last few weeks! Sufficient time to test the Adams Auto Advice DIY Sunshade. My Stepdad has reported that it has been working well in his Volvo S40, and fits quite well. It keeps the car cooler, and is a great talking point with people. I was actually surprised by how well it seemed to work. I encourage others to make their own DIY Sunshade. Your car's interior will appreciate it more than you will!

Adam’s Awesome DIY Car Sunshade!

If you want to have a little fun, you can make you own Sunshade. I made one today, and it came out pretty well. It only took me a few minutes.

Here is what you'll need:

  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
  • Cardboard or Cardboard Box
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Duct Tape
  1. I'd measure your windshield and see how big a piece of Cardboard you might need in your car. I just cut a section of an old moving box we had in the basement.
  2. Stretch the Aluminum Foil over the cardboard. The Aluminum Foil fit well over the piece of cardboard box I cut.  Remember to have the Shinier side facing outward, since it will be more effective.  If your piece is large, try to cut and position the Foil to cover the spare areas.
  3. Use the Duck Tape and tape up the back. I'd also suggest back-taping the flat areas of the Aluminum Foil.
  4. Put it in your Car!

I'd suggest using Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, because the normal type will most likely ripe. Also, if you don't already have these materials lying around, it's probably better to just buy a Sunshade. Of course, I had a lot of fun making mine! These pictures should help you make your own DIY Sunshade.