The most obvious benefit of tinting your vehicle’s windows is that it is much more visually appealing. Not only do the darker colors typically contrast better with a car’s exterior coloring, but the inside of the vehicle can’t be viewed. This means that the vehicle’s exterior can be viewed without obstruction.
But what about the benefits beyond visual appeal? Sure, window tint obviously blocks out the sun – that is what these films were originally created for, after all. But what does that really mean for you, the consumer?
A Cooler Interior
Window tint can help the interior of your vehicle feel cooler during the summer months. Not only can it make it feel cooler, but help reduce the amount of air conditioning lost from the cab of your vehicle through the windows.
By protecting against the sun’s harmful UV rays, automotive window tint can protect the interior of your vehicle from fading. As time goes on, UV rays can cause fading and, eventually, materials (like those on your seats) can start to tear and rip because it becomes compromised.
More Protection For Your Skin
The same way that window tint protects your car’s interior is the same way it protects your skin. Too much direct sunlight can cause your skin to burn, which ultimately puts you at a higher risk for developing skin cancer and other issues.
Window tint can reduce the amount of direct sunlight your skin comes into contact, thus protecting your health while driving. To protect your skin when you exit the vehicle, apply an appropriate amount of sunscreen.
Reduced Risk of Window Shatter
While window tint can’t stop your windows from breaking, it can help prevent them from shattering. When windows shatter into a million tiny glass pieces, it becomes a big hazard. Those pieces, no matter how small, can be dangerous. The largest can cause significant cuts, while the smaller ones can become lodge in eyes, ears, nose, or even be accidentally swallowed.
Those pieces are also very hard to clean up, and can cut hands or feet as much as weeks later. With window tint, there is less shatter because the film helps to hold the pieces together.
Glare is annoying. It is also dangerous, because it affects a person’s ability to see while driving. The most common source of glare comes from the sun, but it can also happen at night from streetlights or the headlights of other vehicles. Window tint creates a reduction in glare, which makes driving safer and decreases general annoyance.
Although many people purchase window tint simply for it’s visual appeal, there are many other key benefits associated with installing film on your vehicle. By cooling the interior, reducing fading, protecting your skin, reducing risk of window shatter, and offer a reduction in glare from the sun or other sources, there really isn’t a good reason to not have automotive window tint installed on your vehicle’s windows.