If you’re going to spend the money on a new window tint film, don’t just stop at good looks. Automotive window tint comes in a variety of options, and most offer additional benefits which improve your comfort. Here’s more on why, if you’re going to buy window tint, you should look at all your options outside of just a window darkening tint.
Reduce Sun Glare During your Drive
Glare during your commute can be dangerous. In reality, glare is dangerous at any point or any time when driving. Glare causes distractions or even temporary blindness, which can lead to dangerous situations. So, if you’re considering window tint, know that there are tints which can drastically reduce the effect of sun glare providing a more comfortable drive with less eye strain.
Improve Year-round Temperature Control
Windows do a poor job of keeping the heat out in summer and the cold out in the winter. With a window film, you can solve this problem. Window films block up to 75% of the sun’s heat which means you won’t have to burn yourself on your seatbelt ever again!
These same films also add an insulative layer to your window which helps reflect your heating and AC system’s air back into your vehicle. Put differently, your vehicle will be able to heat up or cool off faster and with less strain on your heating and AC system.
Reduce Exposure to Ultraviolet Rays
Window films filter out over 99% of Ultraviolet (UV) rays. It’s important to note we’re not talking about factory tints, because factory tints don’t protect against UV rays. We’re talking about quality, UV ray window films. These tinting films actively filter out the UV rays produced by the sun protecting you, your family, and your vehicle from the damage UV rays cause.
Control Fading of Upholstery and Finishes
Like we mentioned above, window films filter out UV rays. Most people know UV rays are dangerous to humans—but did you know UV rays also cause damage to your vehicle? Ever notice color fading on curtains or couches exposed to the sun? This same thing happens to your vehicle’s interior. Vehicle window tinting protects your interior, keeping your ride looking newer for longer.
Improves Privacy and Security
Lastly, and in addition to style, window films improve privacy and security. Privacy is improved because it is much harder to see into a vehicle with darkened window tint. This means privacy for your passengers as well as reduced visibility inside to see any valuables sitting in your vehicle.
The security aspect comes into play because window films also reinforce your windows. This is because films are flexible, and when adhered to a glass surface, window films keep glass together if it shatters. Yes, your window is still broken, but it’s not broken into a thousand pieces all over your back seat.
In conclusion, if you’re out looking to improve your vehicle’s style, don’t neglect the other features of window tint. While some of these added benefits are a few extra dollars on top of your overall cost, they add many years of comfort, security, and protection.