The sunroof is a design that is mostly only seen on expensive cars, providing the ability to create open space, take in natural air, and bring a lot of special experiences to the occupants of the car. Normally, there are 2 types of sunroof: sunroof (small window in the front row) and panorama sunroof (window pulls from the front row to the back).
It’s new and different, but for a lot of customers in the Vietnamese market, they are struggling with their car with a sunroof every time the summer comes, bringing with it the scary sweltering sun. Especially the panoramic design window. Unlike a normal car, the roof is completely covered, the car has a roof door that is just a glass panel, plus a movable curtain mainly to block light.
Therefore, on days when the weather in the North reaches 40 degrees, car owners understand the horror of owning a luxury car with a sunroof design. The position of the window is also the place that absorbs the most heat, leading to a situation where the car’s air conditioner is cool but the top of the head is as hot as a fire.
Many car owners even share, buying a car to take advantage of the sunroof is less, fighting and covering it is often.
“When I first bought it, I also liked the roof door very much, the car looked very airy and I even dreamed that it would sometimes open to breathe air. But honestly open the curtains, but the number of times the sunroof is opened can only be counted on one finger because the road is too dusty.” – Mr. Le Van Toan, owner of the Honda Tucson said.
“If you park your car outdoors, your car is always hotter than someone else’s, and pulling the roof curtain doesn’t work. If you go in the middle of the day, the sun will hit you directly, keep it hot“.
Many owners, after only a short time of using the car, were forced to go to dealers and maintenance centers to find ways to handle and make sunscreen materials to limit the heat affected by the sunroof: “I put it on the car every sunny day, it looks a bit ugly but the car is much less hot, especially the top of the head” – Mr. Phan Van Duc, another driver shared.
Another option worth considering by users is to use good-quality insulating film for the sunroof, instead of just for the windshield. In addition, the driving process should also consider the direction of the air conditioner upwards to convection air, so that the temperature between the roof of the car and below is not too different.
“On summer days, getting into a car parked for a long time in the sun is not fun, sometimes even losing to riding a motorbike. Especially if you go close, the air conditioner has not yet cooled, the back of the seat with the steering wheel is burning, the ceiling is hot. The sunroof is basically an advanced equipment, adding comfort to the car, but it will also have two sides, once you’ve chosen it, you’ll just have to find a way to live together,” said the owner of a Kia Sorento.