An Introduction to Car Window Tinting

Auto window tinting has become one of the most popular and easily recognizable aftermarket car enhancements available today. This is due, in part, to its vibrancy and strength. What many people don’t realize, however, is that tinting is more than just a cosmetic enhancement, In fact, window tinting can help protect your car and even reduce fuel bills. These two major financial benefits transform it from a pretty face to a beauty with substance.

Window tint film begins its life as plastic sheeting which is treated with chemical UV blockers. These chemical prevent the sun’s ultra-violet (UV) rays from getting into your vehicle. These rays are responsible for the fading of a car’s interior and can even cause cracking of any plastic panels or the dashboard. The threat of UV rays can also extend to the driver and passengers of a car since UV rays are one of the leading causes of skin cancer. Tinting also cuts the amount of glare thrown up by headlights, ice and rain which helps reduce the amount of eye strain on the driver. All of these reasons are why window tinting is often informally referred to as sunglasses for your car.

Cars are often vulnerable to vandalism and burglary. One of the most common ways for a criminal to gain access to a car is by breaking a window and tinting saves the day here as well. Tinting film is designed to be strong and, as a result, a window may break but the shards of glass remain firmly anchored to the window itself and will not fly free. Since many criminals know this, tinting makes your car less vulnerable overall and even if someone does attempt to break the window, they will be unable to gain access.

Finally, window tinting helps regulate temperature within a vehicle because it not only acts as a layer of insulation but because it is designed to deflect heat. In the winter this means the heat provided by your car’s heating system stays inside the car. In the summer the tint has the opposite effect and heat is deflected harmlessly back outside. No matter what time of year this means you need to run your heating or air conditioning less often or at a more economical setting which, in turn, requires less gas. In this day of skyrocketing gas prices, the savings can be impressive.

Since window tinting also enhances the overall look of a vehicle the end result is a car that looks great and is also protected and more fuel efficient. Whether you want to simply have a better vehicle or you’re keeping an eye on aftermarket value tinting can help. Cars with window tinting stand out on the secondhand market and gives them an edge over vehicles which are not treated with window tint film.

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