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What is a Sunroof?

Sunroof defined

A sunroof is a feature that many vehicle owners will vouch is a must in order to experience the best in motoring. A sun-roof is situated in a section of a motor vehicle’s roof that opens when the occupants inside the cabin require sunlight or additional airflow into the cabin area.

Sunroofs may be either fixed in a closed position, or they may be opened.

Depending on the complexity of the design, sunroofs can be manual or electric. Manual sunroofs are usually flipped up to create a small opening around the edges, or slide back completely. With the manual sunroof, it is common to have a lever that can be wound to open or close the sunroof. Electric sunroofs are more complex and therefore can, at times, be a little temperamental. They are, however, fun to use, and look and perform in quite a sophisticated manner. At the touch of a button, the electric sunroof will either flip up and/or slide back on top of the roof, or down and into the roof. At any stage, the roof can be held in a position anywhere between the open and closed positions. Sunroofs are available in many shapes, sizes and styles. Sun roofs can be factory installed or they can be easily fitted as an aftermarket accessory by many a good mechanic. It is important to have an aftermarket sunroof installed by a professional, as there is nothing more annoying than a leaking sunroof or a whistling sunroof (one that whistles while the car is driven at speed).

Sun-roofs and moonroofs are commonly mixed up with each other. However, a moonroof is normally transparent and non-opening. Any other type will usually be referred to as a sunroof.We hope that helps answer the question ‘What is What is a Sunroof?’!

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