Just grab and pull. I have a Dash Design installed in both my Ascent (21″) and Impreza (23′”). The fact that it’s always there saves me time. When it’s not deployed, it I don’t even notice it. The heat rejection is very noticeable. To the point that I use it when in the car idling in line to pick up my son from school. If I forget to use it, I know as soon as I open the car door. The only better alternative is tinting your front windshield – which is illegal in my state to the point of jail-time for the first offense.