Why Should I tint my car windows
Why to tint your windows
As the owner of an automotive tint shop, I'm surprised to say that the most common reason people tint their windows is for the visual appeal. To me this only goes to show the lack of knowledge most drivers have about the other important advantages of tint. Saftey is the first, and most vital, benefit that comes to mind. Aside from young people out to make their car look cool, my next largest source of customers are those who see the safety benefits of window tint first hand - mostly Cops and EMTs who are the first to the scene in most car accidents. In addition to increasing safety, tint can also help to reduce interior fading, hide expensive equipment from would-be thieves, reduce/eliminate glare, Keep your car cool on sunny days, and increase comfort. Here's a quick breakdown on why you should get your car tinted right away.
- The most important advantage of window tint is ironically the most unknown. In vehicle accidents which would usually cause the windows to shatter, spraying the occupants with hundreds of tiny sharp pieces of broken glass, the strong adhesive tint film will hold the cracked glass together preventing it from doing any damage. Any quality tinting film will be strong enough to hold the glass together even in the worst of accidents. I've heard tons of horror stories about injured crash victims who've been sprayed by the tiny shrapnel-like bits of glass, mostly from policemen and ambulance drivers who've been scared straight from accident scenes to my shop.
- Aside from all the young drivers who like to black out their windows with the darkest tint they can, window tint is also a desirable aesthetic upgrade for many more mature and older people. Putting a nice light-colored tint on any luxury car will give it a very noticeable classy appearance.
- Many people have GPS units, sound systems, tools, and other valuable equipment in their car that can be easily noticed from the outside, making it an obvious target for thieves. For this reason more and more people have been tinting their cars to hide expensive items from outside eyes. So for people concerned about keeping their valuables safe tint is an effective and cheap alternative to expensive alarm systems.
- Anybody who's ever driven a car on a bright sunny day knows how annoying and even hazardous a strong glare can be when you're trying to drive. Tint is pretty much the only option if you want to make your car glare proof. It is effective enough that even lighter shades can negate most of the problems caused by glares, while darker shades will eliminate glare completely.
- Many people claim that once you've owned a tinted vehicle you will never feel quite right driving a bare-windowed automobile. Most of my regular customers will come to me for tint immediately whenever they get a new car, often driving it straight off the lot to my shop. The added comfort is most noticeable on hot and sunny days when the sun is beating down on your car all day, with your car trapping all the heat inside in the same way the greenhouse effect traps heat inside earths atmosphere. Once you tint your car you'll never again be burnt by your cars hot interior when you go to sit down.
- All window tint, no matter how dark, cuts out 99% of UVA and UVB rays. These are the same UV rays that are responsible for interior fading, not to mention how harmful they are to your skin. So if you want keep your interior(or your skin!) looking new, tint is a no-brainer.
Now you know all the main reasons to tint your windows and can make an informed decision about getting your car done. I suggest giving it a try, I promise once you own a tinted car you'll never own an untinted one again. If you decide to go ahead and get your vehicle tinted, make sure you read my Comprehensive window tint buyers guide before you spend any money!