Benefits of Tinting Your Car’s Windows

by Joe Ferguson on November 26, 2012

Having tint applied to the windows of your car doesn’t just add to its aesthetic value, but can also generate other beneficial side effects. Darkened windows aren’t just for the upper crust riding around in limousines, paparazzi-shy celebrities, or presidential motorcades. Tinted windows can be added to any vehicle, new or used, to improve both value and performance.

Benefits of Window Tinting

Tinted windows prevent the sun’s harmful UV rays from entering your car and more importantly your eyes and skin. Everyone already knows that high doses of UV rays can do considerable damage to your body.

Many drivers who spend a great deal of time commuting may even develop skin cancer on the left side of their faces and arms. Keeping the sun’s rays from infiltrating your car with tinted windows can be a key step in ensuring that you’re doing your best to stay cancer free. Window tint film can keep almost 100% of UVA and UVB rays from entering your car and causing harm to your body.

Adding tint to your windows can even protect the car itself. These damaging rays can also work their way into the interior of your car. They permeate the car’s flooring, dash, seat covers, and any part exposed to the light. This can cause great damage to your vehicle and even cause the interior to emit dangerous chemicals due to being overheated.

The adhesive used to attach the tint film to the window can also serve as a bonding agent for the glass in the tragic event of a car accident. It may help to reinforce the glass and keep the glass from shattering all over a driver or passenger or even prevent a body from flying through the windshield.

Even the environment can benefit from your use of window tint. The science here is simple. When you have window tint, your car doesn’t get as hot. If the interior of your car isn’t incredibly hot, then you don’t have to run the air conditioning as much. Less air conditioning means less gas usage; this is good news for both the environment and your wallet.

Window tint can be beneficial to your health, your wallet, your environment, and your used car value. So next time you’re driving your tinted car and someone accuses you of “riding dirty”, let them know that you’re actually riding smart. You could also just ignore them and keep driving; they probably can’t see you, your windows are tinted!

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