When on the topic of vehicle maintenance, window tinting is not likely to be the main subject of discussion. However, although not as important as getting regular oil changes or break checks, the addition of film to your car windows can prove to be more than just an aesthetic upgrade and in fact provide a number of practical benefits for both you and your vehicle.
You spend a lot of money on your car, and it makes sense that you would want to keep it looking like when you just bought it for as long as possible. One way to do this is by adding window film to your vehicle. This will prevent harmful sunshine that will over time deteriorate and discolor your interior. It also reduces the warping and cracking of leather and vinyl, keeping your car looking fresh and well maintained without additional effort. Window tinting also reduces windshield glare which in turn decreases eye fatigue from intense sun and nighttime headlights.
UV Ray Blockage
Window tints block up to 99% of ultraviolet rays from the sun which can accentuate the natural aging process of the sun and contribute to the development of skin cancer. Even transparent window film or a slight tint can lower exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. Studies show that 53% of all skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, which correlates to the driver’s side of a car. This makes window tinting an attractive option to drivers who spend a large amount of time in their vehicles for protecting themselves against this risk.
Solar Heat Rejection
Determining the perfect settings for the air conditioning in your car can prove to be a difficult task, especially if you have a handful of picky passengers. An alternative solution to vehicle climate control is window film, which can block anywhere from 35% to 65% of solar heat that accumulates in a car. One of the huge bonuses of this alternative is the money you’ll save on fuel from cutting down on A/C usage.
Shattered Glass Protection
The installation of window tints also has some profound safety benefits. In the event of a car accident, window film will, by design, prevent glass from shattering and flying around the interior of the vehicle, thus preventing further injury to the vehicle’s occupants. Furthermore, it also acts as a deterrent to criminals trying to get into your vehicle by smashing the windows.
Privacy and Security
Window film is available in a variety of different shadings, ranging from very light to very dark. This allows you to choose the level of privacy for you and your passengers, as well as your valuables left in your vehicle when parked outside on the street. The darker the tint, the harder it will be for those passing by to get a look at what you have inside your car at all times.