Some company names are synonymous with the products that they make. In the truck accessories industry, AVS or Auto Ventshade is the name you think of when it comes to ventshades, bug deflectors, and vent visors for your Toyota Tacoma, Ford F150 or Dodge Ram truck.
Started in 1935 by Asa Phillips, the ventshade was born by the desire to keep Asa’s window open rain or shine. The original rain visor was made of metal and mounted above a car window blocking out the elements but allowing fresh air to circulate into the car. Year’s later, Asa’s son, Asa Phillips Jr, began producing ventshades out of plastic opening up an entire category of plastic related shielding like bug deflectors, side window deflectors, hood protectors and more. All of their products are designed to provide protection and comfort while adding style to your car or truck.
In 1998, Lund International purchased AVS. The ventshade company continued to push into other protection categories like sunroof deflectors, step and bumper shields as well as light covers.
What types of AVS auto accessories are available?
AVS may have started with in channel vent visors, but today quality AVS products are available bumper to bumper from step to sunroof. You’ll find accessories in matte black and chrome designed to accentuate the lines and style of your favorite car, truck or SUV.
- Aeroskin: providing the best leading edge hood protection today. Aeroskins are made in the USA.
- Body Kits & Flares: These wide body flares provides maximum coverage to keep dirt and debris off your vehicle
- Chrome Accessories: for trucks and SUVs include door handles and fuel door, tailgate and mirror covers.
- Deflector Combo Kits: protect your hood and enjoy a low profile vent visor
- Exterior Accessories: shield your vehicle’s rear bumper from wear and damage caused by day-to-day loading and unloading.
- Hood Scoop: Unique and universal designs have been developed to transform truck and SUV stock hoods into simulated performance hoods
- Hood Shields & Bug Deflectors: provide a tough defense against bugs, dirt and road debris for vehicle hoods, fenders and windshield
- Step Shields: if your vehicle has built-in steps, use these stepshields to prevent scratches and scuffs to your painted door sill.
- Light Covers & Protection: Protect expensive lights from scratches and cracks, while enhancing your ride with AVS light covers. Consider a blackout cover to hide the light completely.
- Window Deflectors: engineered to let fresh air in while keeping rain out
- Sunroof Wind Deflectors: add a sturdy shield to the leading edge of your sunroof deflecting, wind and moisture from your cabin.
AVS product styling
AVS products are available in several colors including dark smoke, smooth black, matte black and chrome. For some truck models, AVS products may be available to match OEM paint codes. Chrome accessories have withstood the test of time and continue to show beauty and craftsmanship.
AVS auto accessories are designed for impact and warp resistance manufactured from
- ABS plastic
- UV-protected Tri-Flex’ ABS thermoplastic
Custom molding and laser cutting ensure a contoured, stylish fit that will enhance the appearance and comfort of any vehicle. AVS provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty OR Limited 3-Year Warranty on select Auto Ventshade (AVS) branded products to the original consumer.
Where can i find AVS products?
AVS products are sold by dealerships like Auto One across the nation from Florida to Alaska and even to Hawaii. If you are shopping for AVS products in Michigan, visit your local Auto One store. Should be you traveling, you can use the AVS dealer locator.
AVS is a brand of Lund International with headquarters in Buford, GA 30518. Lund International Holding Company is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded automotive accessories for a full assortment of passenger cars, light trucks and Jeep, as well as the heavy truck category.
In May 2019, Lund International Holding Company merged with Truck Hero, Inc. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Truck Hero provides consumers a full range of truck bed covers and other truck and Jeep accessories with market leading functionality, engineering, quality, and design.
Buy AVS products
Check out the AVS online catalog and then visit your local Auto One Glass & Accessories. Our skilled technicians can review your AVS order with you and make suggestions based on your year, make and model of car or truck. Our climate controlled installation bays will ensure solid installation of your new AVS products away from the elements.