WeatherTech Vent Visors: Benefits and Installation Guide

Many of us love the rain—getting wet in the rain, watching the downpours from our windows, sleeping cozily with the eaves-pattering sounds, and the memories that come with each raindrop.

But when it gets in the wrong places, you fret—like when it soaks the valuables inside your treasured vehicle. 

Or when it steals your chance at maximum fresh air enjoyment while driving.

And yet, that’s not the only gift of nature that should worry you.

There’s wind and hot weather.

You want to feel the thrill of higher speeds, as well as the coolness that comes with quality air circulation. 

Yet, achieving any of these means your car windows are either up or down.

Good news.

There’s a way you can have it all.

All you need are Side Window Deflectors, also known as Vent Visors, In-Window Channel Rain Guards (Debris Guards), or In-Channel Side Window Deflectors.

However, you need deflectors that guarantee quality, style, and durability, like WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors.

PartCatalog offers top-quality deflectors that will be the ultimate solution to your driving and parking inconveniences.

We’ll cover the benefits of this WeatherTech product, and take you through its quick and easy installation process.

# 1 Enjoy Fresh Air and a Dry Interior

Has the weather department promised a month-long rain or high temperatures?

One of the concerns below must be bugging you already:

  • Rainy days mean driving around with windows up and compromised fresh air.
  • Hot day’s dilemma—whether to roll down the windows to get fresh air or close them to survive the scorching sun.
  • Windows that keep jamming and won’t roll up fully or are leaky.

WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors let you keep your windows slightly open when your car is parked or while driving in harsh climates. Fresh air will come in, but the rain will stay out.

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Window deflectors allow the escape of interior heat when parked. They also offer air ventilation and deflect rainwater. 

#2 No More Wind Noise During Drives

At times you want to accelerate—sometimes by necessity, sometimes just for fun. 

At the same time, you want your windows open so you can enjoy fresh air but can’t bear the whistling sounds of wind.

Luckily, WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors have a sleek aerodynamic design. 

Their sleek and streamlined design reduces the drag effects of wind. These features foster aerodynamics and reduce wind buffeting and turbulence when speeding.

#3 Boasts Style and Durability From a Quality Material 

WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors are engineered using the finest 3mm acrylic material available—a top-quality OEM-level material. 

The material is strong and flexible.

These low-profile window deflectors are optically transparent and made with a light or dark-smoke tint finish. This gives them a sleek finish and an original equipment look. 

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The dark smoke especially agrees with almost every vehicle color and can even add to your car’s appearance. 

They’re designed and fabricated in the USA and handcrafted in Germany. This can only mean one thing—that authentic, premium material, exceptional workmanship, and state-of-the-art technology go into their design and production.

These WeatherTech products undergo rigorous testing and quality control inspections. 

Globally, WeatherTech’s tinted Side Window Deflectors are the only deflectors fabricated with an approved glazing material by DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation). This is a pure display of commitment to quality.

#4 Get a Limited Lifetime Warranty

The manufacturer offers a limited lifetime warranty on these deflectors. This means they’re free from material, design, and crafting defects.

Pro Tip: Protect your deflectors from conditions that may null your warranty. These include severe abrasive wear, harsh chemicals, misuse, and incorrect installation.

Excited to enjoy noise-free rides with sweeps of fresh air?

At PartCatalog, we have exactly what you need. Simply select your vehicle year, model, and make, then use filters to narrow down your option to grab your desired vehicle-specific deflectors. 

Here’s a breakdown of what our Vent Visors have to offer:

ColorDark smoke, light smoke
PlacementFront, rear windows
MaterialFinest 3mm Acrylic

PartCatalog is a Texas-based company that has been selling automotive spare parts for over 10 years. 

We offer fast, painless, and secure orders and shipping. We know our way around cars and you can trust us to know precisely what will look good on your vehicle. 

#5 Quickly and Easily Install Your Deflectors

Installation of WeatherTech deflectors is fast and simple. In about ten minutes, you’re set.

These deflectors install inside the window channel giving them a natural appearance on your vehicle.

They’re custom-fit and ultrathin flanged. The window deflectors are precision-machined to perfectly fit inside the window channel of specific vehicle models.

No drilling, cutting, or snapping mechanisms and no unsightly exterior tape are needed to set them in place.

At PartCatalog, our Vent Visors come with precise instructions for proper installation.

How Do You Install WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors?

Now that we’ve raved about their outstanding features and benefits, you’re probably anticipating a good and proper installation of your deflectors.

The installation at the front windows is in-channel whilerear ones usually need a transparent adhesive to help them bond with glass.

Deflectors, channel tools, and paper towels are the only items you’ll need.

Side Window Deflectors

Some vehicles, like Jeeps, that require unique installation procedures use channel clips.

The following are general installation guidelines that will be appropriate for most vehicles:

Step #1:

Clean your windows, let them dry, and then lower them down.

Wrap a wet paper towel around the flat end of the supplier-provided channel tool. Use it to remove dirt and debris hiding within the window channels and the weatherstrip by slipping it into the channels.

Installing window visors, lowering window

Step #2:

Start by installing the front side deflectors.

For this, take the machined deflector flange and let the front flange slide into the front channel.

Installing window visors, installing front flange

Note: Ensure the deflector’s bottom edge sits on top of the outer window sill weatherstrip instead of sliding into the door. The thin flange should, however, slide into the vehicle’s window channel. 

Step #3:

Bow the deflector in your direction to create tension.

Installing window visors, rear flange

Hold the rear end of the flange and slip it into the top corner channel. Leave a ½’’ gap at the corner.

Insert rear edge leaving a gap at the top

Step #4:

Starting from the front side of the deflector flange, slightly pull down as you tuck it into the window channel.

Pull down and tuck in working from front to back

To ensure the deflector stays firmly in place, use your fingertips to apply outward pressure while tucking it in.

Carefully pull outward on the deflector

Step #5:

Now, it’s time to install the rear windows deflectors. These often require an adhesive that’s pre-applied to the flange.

Hold the flange deflector and peel off the backing covering the adhesive. Slide the deflector onto the window while it’s tilted at an angle.

remove adhesive backing before installation

Then, hold it straight and slide it into the channel.

To further ensure the adhesive stays set in place, use your fingertips to apply outward pressure.

Step #6: 

It’s about time you roll the window up.

But first, check that the deflector is properly and fully fitted into the channel. Run the flat end of the channel tool along the channel to check that the window track is obstruction-free.

Carefully roll up window

Now apply tension on the vent visor as you close the window slowly, just up to the threshold of the deflector.

Remove the tension on the deflector and fully roll up the window.

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Tip: Outward tension on the deflector prevents the window from touching the deflector edge as this could break it.

Step #7: 

Install the vent visors on the other side of your vehicle using the same process. 

Step #8:

Let the windows and deflectors sit untouched for about 12 hours to give them time to mold into place.

Using Channel Clips for Unique Installations

Installation of the front deflectors is the same for most vehicles.

However, some rear deflectors need channel clips for proper installation and functioning.

 Front Side Window Deflectors

Step #1:

Using a tape or channel tool, measure about 8” from the front and 8” from the back top corners of the rear window.

weather stripping

On the first measured point, pull down the inner rubber weatherstrip using the hooked end of the channel tool to expose the channel.

Step #2: 

Drive the clip into the channel and push to tightly engage it into the channel. A small portion of it will remain exposed and curved out.

Use the same tool to insert a channel clip

Step #3:

Using the same process, set another clip in the second position measured earlier.

Step #4:

Between the clips and the weatherstrip, slide the machined deflector flange into the channel. Start from the front of the deflector.

Starting with the front of the deflector

Pro tip: The deflector flange goes over the clips.

Step #5:

The proper fitting checks and closing of windows are similar to the front installation.

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