Sure, window tint can make your vehicle look dark and mysterious, but many people don’t realize there are many functional benefits of having a tinted vehicle besides the blacked out limousine look we all know.
Vehicles do look pretty snazzy with tinted windows, but we think there are a few other good reasons you should consider when deciding whether or not to tint your windows. Check out the list below for our top 5 benefits of car window tinting.
Reduce Heat, Stay Cool
Tinting your vehicles windows is great because it blocks thermal rays from the sun that can overheat your cars interior. We’ve all had that feeling of being slow-cooked in our own drivers seat after it’s been outside all day during summer. Films that offer good solar energy rejection will block those pesky thermal rays so you can drive in comfort, without needing to blast the AC, wasting gas and energy.
Save Your Skin
UV rays are a very real danger of the sun, resulting in sunburn or skin cancer. Us kiwi’s spend a lot of time in our cars (especially us Aucklander’s) but for some reason the average kiwi just doesn’t think about UV exposure while on the road. Tinting your vehicle’s window’s in good quality film will block a minimum of 99% UV rays! That’s a whole lot more than your clear glass is doing, even factory tinted glass doesn’t give anywhere near enough protection.
Protect Your Valuables
Though not necessarily designed for vehicle security, window tint will add a layer of protection between your goods and a car thief. Typically, thieves will easily smash a window to gain entry or snatch valuables and run. If your windows are tinted, the glass is not only a lot harder to break but shattered glass remains in one piece, attached to the film. Car thieves are usually opportunistic and don’t have a lot of time on their hands. More often than not this is enough of a deterrent for them to scatter. Even more so, specially designed “security” films are designed to strengthen the glass more than standard films, making the glass almost unbreakable!
Have you ever been trying to merge into a busy street, just as the sun is setting right at eye level? Glare from a half-set sun is very distracting, and while you fumble with the flip-down mirror/shade you’re running the risk of an accident. Window tint can cut glare up to 90% so you can enjoy late afternoon drives and keep your eyes on the road.
Yup, it’s the more obvious benefit. Tinted windows prevent prying eyes glancing into your back seats and side windows. Whether its to hide valuables from thieves, or protect stoplight neighbors from your kids’ lewd gestures, window tinting will keep your business private.
So, the next time you think of vehicle window tinting, remember it isn’t just for looks. Consider all the functional benefits that come with having a good quality window film professionally installed on your vehicle. That being said, it is pretty functional when it comes to looking cool!