5 Reasons Why You Should Tint Your Car Windows
Everyone who has tinted their car windows has their own reason for doing so. For many it is about how it changes the look of a car, making it appear more elegant or sporty.
But there are more practical reasons why you should tint your car windows, with one benefit being that yes, it can actually increase the value of your car. Read on to find out how.
1. It Protects Your Car Interior
Your car spends a lot of time in the sun: while you are driving, and when you are parked. Over time, this sun exposure will cause any fabrics in your car interior to fade, and leather and vinyl to develop cracks or begin flaking. And it doesn’t even need to be particularly hot for this to happen, it isn’t heat that is causing the fading and cracking, it is UV light, which is still present even on cloudy days. Car window tints can block more than 99% of UV light, and with our Clear UV range, it can do so without actually darkening your car windows.
2. It Protects You and Your Passengers
UV light doesn’t only cause fabrics and other materials to fade or become brittle. Overexposure to UV light also causes skin and optical damage, which can affect your vision over time, while also increasing the risk of developing skin cancer. And as mentioned earlier, you are still exposed to UV light on cloudy days. Tinted car windows, whether you opt for a clear or darker tint, can block out most UV light, ensuring you and your passengers only need to worry about sun exposure when you’re not in your car.
3. It Can Block Out Heat
Park your car outside on a pleasant summer day, and after just ten minutes the temperature inside your car could be close to 40 degrees Celsius, and even higher after half an hour. Even with your aircon on full-blast, it’s going to take a while to drop to something more tolerable again. The right car window tint can block up to 60% of solar energy, meaning your car interior stays cooler, even on the hottest days.
4. It Adds Security
Most car window tints add some strength to autoglass, making it more difficult for the glass to break. This helps prevent shards of glass flying around in the event of an accident, but our Pure Steel range of autoglass tints is three times thicker than most tints, making it even harder to break, keeping your car safe from thieves and vandals too. This adds an additional layer of security to what you already have with tinted windows also making it more difficult for would-be thieves to see what is inside your car.
5. It Reduces Glare
Glare from the sun is at its worst when the sun is rising, setting, and directly overhead. It can be unpleasant for anybody in the car when it happens, but it’s even worse for the driver, since in addition to being an unpleasant feeling, it also impairs your view of the road significantly. Tinted car windows can lead to a 64% reduction in glare, with only our Clear UV range offering the least amount of glare reduction.