4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Moon Roof

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The moon roof on a vehicle is a tinted glass panel that sits on top of the vehicle. It is like a window on top of your car that allows you to open and shut it as you please. It is great to use when it is sunny out, so you can enjoy the sun without having wind blow in your face. While most people use the term interchangeably with sun roof, there is a slight technical difference between the two.

Moon Roof vs. Sun Roof

The moon roof is a sliding glass panel that sits on top of the car. Most new vehicles have moon roofs, although they are many times referred to as sun roofs. A sun roof is a solid body colored panel that pops up or is removable, yet it still lets light through. These are the technical difference between the two, but you will see that moon roofs of most vehicles referred to as sun roofs.

Moon Roof Visor

If your vehicle came with a moon roof visor, you may wonder what it is used for. The visor is a solid piece of material that shields the open moon roof from rain, wind, and debris coming off the road. It stops debris and weather from getting inside your vehicle, allowing for a more comfortable ride. It can also help cut down the vibration inside the vehicle while you are traveling at higher speeds.

Moon Roof Repair

A moon roof repair can be expensive, depending on the type of vehicle and the damage that has been done to the moon roof. It is important to have a professional mechanic do the repairs on your moon roof so it is installed properly.

Common Moon Roof Repairs

Leaks are one of the most common repairs when it comes to moon roofs. Leaks can be caused by debris that clog the drainage system. A broken track is another common repair seen on moon roofs. The track pulls the roof back and can be up to $800 to fix because of the parts and labor involved. Broken glass is another reason moon roofs need repair. The glass may need to be replaced, which is normally a pretty simple fix when done by professionals.

Moon roof and sun roof can be used interchangeably, although most vehicles have moon roofs. There are visors available for moon roofs to help keep debris away from your window, which can help cut down on repair costs.


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