FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to wait for stock?
We are based in Cape Town and carry 197 models of car from 27 vehicle manufacturers. Order today and we will deliver in SA within 3-4 days.

How are Car Shades better than the other products available in SA?
Our product is stylish, tailor-made and vehicle-specific. This means each set provides full window coverage of the rear side windows (even the triangle windows), the load area windows (where applicable) and main back window. We are the only product in South Africa that caters for the main back window. Car Shades are the world leading rigid sun and styling shades.
No flapping fades sleeves or cheap, ineffective suction-cup partial shades.

Can I still open my windows?
The rear windows on your vehicle can still be opened with the shades remaining in place, allowing you to get extra ventilation into your vehicle whilst still keeping sunlight out of the eyes of rear seat passengers.

What are the benefits of Car Shades?
Sunshade: Car Shades' clever solar fabric blocks out the sun’s heat, whilst still offering excellent visibility. Acting as a sunshade, it makes for a more pleasant and comfortable journey for children, pets and other rear seat passengers.
Style: The tailored nature of the shades makes them a fantastic styling accessory - that won’t detract from the appearance of your vehicle.
Security: The tinted appearance of Car Shades also increases the security of your vehicle, hiding any items that you may have inadvertently left on show.
Extra Ventilation: The rear windows on your vehicle can still be opened whilst the shades are installed allowing you to get extra ventilation into your vehicle whilst still keeping sunlight out of the eyes of rear seat passengers. With the windows up however, the cabin temperature remains lower than with an unshaded car, allowing the vehicle's cabin ventilation or air-con system to work at a lower rate, saving you fuel and lowering your emissions.
Glare-Protection: For the driver, Car Shades help to prevent the sudden ‘dazzle’ from headlights of following traffic at night as well as sunlight during the day. Especially effective when the sun is low during autumn and winter months. This helps to increase your active safety when driving, allowing you to concentrate fully on the road.
Bug Barrier: Prevent those dramatic driving moments by keeping flying goggas outside the car. Car Shades remain in place even whilst driving with the rear windows open, so bees, wasps and flies can’t come along for the ride, uninvited.

Do you have Car Shades for my vehicle?
Our shades are available for in excess of 197 models from 24 vehicle manufactures.

How do I install Car Shades?
The shades are easy to install yourself, using our patented ‘clip-eaze’ technology, making our shades the most convenient solution on the market.

What is in a set?
Depending on your model a set may consist of shades for both rear-door windows (even the triangle windows), both the load-area windows (where applicable) and the main back window. It also includes the clips and installation manual.

Where can I buy Car Shades?
Website www.carshadesza.co.za
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Carshadesza
Online retailers

How much does delivery cost?
Delivery is free of charge within South Africa.

What happens if I buy a set and it doesn't fit or I change my mind?
If you are unhappy within 14 days of purchase, you can return the set for a full refund, minus the cost of a return courier.

How do I know these are good quality?
Car Shades are approved by a number of leading vehicle manufacturers.

Where are Car Shades manufactured?
Car Shades are proudly manufactured in the UK and sold across Europe and now America.

I have tinted windows already, why do I still need Car Shades?
Tinted windows are of no use when the window is open - whereas Car Shades remain in place place even with the windows open.

I have tinted windows, can I still use Car Shades?
Car Shades can be used in conjunction with tinted windows whilst still offering excellent visibility.

How can I order and pay for my Car Shades?
Credit Card via Secure Server via our website or Facebook page.
EFT by emailing info@carshadesza.co.za for our bank details.

Are my personal details safe?
Your name, e-mail address and other details will not be given to a third party outside of Car Shades SA.

What happens if my order arrives damaged?
All goods are carefully packaged before dispatch. However, accidents do happen. If your order is damaged on delivery, please contact us immediately. Any claim for goods damaged in transit MUST be made within 48 hours of delivery. Please keep all packaging for inspection at the delivery address.

If I have any other questions what must I do?
If you have any questions about our product range or wish to speak to us, please e-mail us at info@carshadesza.co.za or telephone us on 083 262 9704.

Protection from Glare
For the driver, Car Shades help to prevent the sudden ‘dazzle’ from headlights of following traffic at night as well as sunlight during the day. Especially effective when the sun is low during autumn and winter months. This helps to increase your active safety when driving, allowing you to concentrate fully on the road.

Security
Hide your valuables, and deter opportunistic thieves with Car Shades’ unique full-area tinting effect, which adds a significant degree of additional security for items like laptops, bags, phones and samples which may have been left on show.

Child & Pet Shading
Anyone who carries kids and animals in their car knows how important it is to keep things cool! Whether your back seat passenger is furry, funny or just feisty, life’s going to be a lot more bearable for everyone if you keep them shaded.
Car Shades allow the windows to be fully lowered.
Anything for a quiet life on the road!

A Bug Barrier
Prevent those dramatic driving moments by keeping flying beasties OUTSIDE the car. Car Shades remain in place even whilst driving with the rear windows open, so bees, wasps and flies can’t come along for the ride, uninvited.

Protection from heat
Car Shades clever solar fabric blocks out the sun’s heat, whilst still offering excellent visibility. The upshot is that you stay cool, and your aircon system doesn’t have to work so hard to keep up, resulting in lower fuel consumption and greater comfort.