Around 18 million cars and trucks are sold in the United States each year.
However, sometimes, ‘off the shelf’ vehicles don’t quite meet up to personal requirements.
These days, more people than ever opt to modify their ride. Cars are adapted and personalized in a whole host of ways, and for a variety of different reasons.
From paint jobs and suspension upgrades to turbochargers and sport seats, the options are endless. Sure, legality enters the equation on occasion. But if you’re sensible and stick to regulations, you can get away with an awful lot.
Of all the options, window tinting is one of the most popular modifications. Cars and trucks all over the world drive around with darkened windows.
And, as it happens, there are many incentives for doing the same with yours! Want to learn more?
Keep reading to discover exactly why you should get your car windows tinted.
What’s the first thing you notice about a car with tinted windows?
You can’t see inside.
As a result, the car interior is made more private. This comes in handy in a variety of ways.
For instance, it’s exactly why film stars and celebrities drive around in limousines. They can see out, but the people outside can’t see them. Tint provides an effective means of evading prying eyes.
Your business is kept that way. That’s good news if you drive around with valuables in the car. Cash, jewelry, computers, and phones (and so on) are all kept out of sight. For fully tinted cars (be wary of the legality), you can leave valuables out on the seats. No-one outside will know a thing.
Anyone who has left their car in the sun knows how hot it can get.
Cars turn into a greenhouse in no time at all!
In warmer climates, this can be a particular problem. There’s nothing worse than stepping into a sweltering vehicle. It’s hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable- until the A/C kicks in.
Indeed, many people use windshield reflectors to keep the sun out. By reflecting the sunlight back into the atmosphere, the car remains cooler for longer.
Nicely, tinted windows have exactly the same effect. Quality window films can make a marked difference in heat levels. That creates a far more comfortable ride for anyone inside.
What’s the first thing you do when you get into a hot car?
We already mentioned it.
You turn the air conditioning on. Older cars may have to put the windows down instead. However, the majority of people will get the A/C pumping as soon as possible.
It’s effective, for sure. The car will cool down in no time. However, constant A/C use has an impact on mileage. It relies on gas to function. As a result, you get fewer miles to the gallon.
This is another added bonus of the heat savings from tinted windows. A cooler interior requires less air condition. You benefit from more miles and fewer visits to the gas station.
Those sunbeams do more than heat the car up.
Sunlight is a known issue for our health. Driving in the sun exposes those inside to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays are responsible for almost all cases of skin cancer.
Indeed, it’s long been held that driving increases the likelihood of skin cancer. For instance, 53% of skin cancers are found on the drivers’ side of the body (the left). The increased levels of sun exposure may have a direct impact on developing cancer.
High quality tinted windows can help keep sunlight off the body. The reduction of UV exposure can help reduce the likelihood of health problems.
It isn’t just human skin that’s damaged by UV rays.
The sunlight can cause problems to the car interior too.
Leather seats and dry out and crack. Fading and discoloration of the fabric seats and plastic dashboards are also common.
You may not be bothered by how it looks. However, aesthetics make a difference in terms of a vehicle’s resale price. Better looks equate to higher prices.
Don’t worry if you’d prefer not to have darkened windows. There are a wide array of tinting options. Clear films can block UV rays without adding any tint. This can help your skin, and the car interior, without the color change.
Accidents are far from uncommon on the roads.
Every single day people are injured or killed in collisions and other forms of accident.
In some instances, windows can shatter into thousands of pieces. These shards of glass can, of course, do serious injury to the people inside. Equally, it can be a significant distraction that leads to a more serious accident.
Tinted window films can serve to keep the windows together in an accident. It stops the glass from entering the vehicle. As such, the people inside remain safe from cuts and eye damage.
A final benefit of window tinting is the reduction of glare.
Sunlight in the eyes is a common cause of accidents. When the sun is low in the sky it can quickly become impossible to see.
Tinted windows, even just at the top of the windshield, can be a significant help. By keeping the sunlight from your face you’re less likely to be rendered blind by it.
There you have it: 7 top reasons to consider getting your car windows tinted.
Millions of cars are bought and sold around the US every year. However, for some people, a new vehicle isn’t complete without a set of modifications. They help personalize the car and make it stand out from the crowd.
As we’ve seen, they can serve practical purposes too. Window tinting is one particular example of modification with a large set of tangible advantages.
Hopefully, this article has highlighted the main ones.
Interested in getting your vehicle’s windows tinted? We’re experts at what’s involved. Contact us today to see how we can help. We service customers from all over Chicagoland and the Western Suburbs of Addison, Lombard, Schaumburg, and the surrounding areas.
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