Having tinted windows seems to fall into a small number of camps. Many modern cars, particularly the above entry level models or sportier types will come with tinted windows out of the box. In terms of aftermarket tinting it tends to be done as people live in a very hot or sunny climate or because they believe it simply looks better. However there are multiple reasons why you should consider aftermarket window tinting in your vehicle.
Manage Interior Temperature
You don’t need to be living in the tropics to experience excessive heat inside your car. During the summer months, even within more temperate climates, the greenhouse effect caused by the sunlight being magnified through the glass can make a car uncomfortably hot. Especially when stuck in traffic jams on a sunny day this can be a real annoyance especially if you have young children with you. On top of this you will either have to open the windows to reduce the heat or put on the air conditioning. Both of these things will increase your petrol usage so you will literally end up paying for it in the long run. Simply having your windows tinted will greatly reduce the interior temperature and will make your journeys that much more pleasant.
Protect Your Interior
As the sunlight pours into your car it can cause a lot of damage to your car’s interior and upholstery. It can easily become stained, faded or crack after too much exposure to the sun’s rays. This can lead to either aesthetic degrading of your interior which will make your car appear both less attractive to yourself but also to any future buyers. Let’s be honest very few of us drive cars until they die and tend to sell our old one’s off a purchase replacements. Consider the effect badly stained interior will have on sell on value so tinting your windows can considerably increase the future value of your vehicle.
Most of us are very aware of the potential damage which can be caused by the sunlight’s UV rays on our skin and take measures to reduce this when we are out and about through sun cream, headwear and the like. However it’s fair to say that very few of us consider this in our vehicles. People can develop skin cancer if they are spending a lot of time driving in their car alone. Depending on your journeys many people can end up damaging the same part of the body over a course of time. Consider your daily commute to work. It will often be along the same route and at the same time so you could, for example, be burning the same side of your face day after day. By simply getting quality window tinting the damage to your health can be minimised significantly. This over all things presents value as your personal health is priceless and by having this incoming sunlight reduced you can avoid some serious health issues.