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3 Ways Tinting Your Car Windows Protects Your Vehicle

by Herman Mills

Getting your vehicle's windows tinted doesn't just change the appearance of your car; it can also help protect your vehicle as well. Window film can help block damaging UV rays, prevent fading inside of your vehicle, and help maintain more consistent temperatures inside your vehicle. 

#1 Stop UV Rays

When you are driving around in your vehicle, you are exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun during the day, regardless of the amount of cloud coverage. Ultraviolet rays are responsible for sunburns and skin cancer, which is why you want to protect yourself from exposure to ultraviolet rays whenever possible. 

When you apply window film to your vehicle, you are able to help block out UV rays. Most window film is able to block all UVB rays and most UVA rays. This will help reduce your exposure to these damaging rays when you are driving your vehicle.  

#2 Preventing Fading Inside Your Vehicle 

All the sunlight that pours into your vehicle may feel nice, but it can be really tough on your vehicle. Applying window film helps keep out harmful UV rays that can damage your upholstery. When you have window film applied to your vehicle's windows, the upholstery inside of your vehicle will be protected against fading. If you have a leather interior, the window film will help protect your leather from drying out. Having tinted windows can help make the inside of your vehicle look good for a longer period of time.  

#3 Maintain Consistent Temperatures

Finally, tinted windows can actually help you maintain a more consistent temperature in your vehicle. The window film helps prevent heat transfer from the outside to the inside of your vehicle, which can help prevent your vehicle from getting extremely hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.  

When you use either your heater or your air conditioning system, the temperature inside of your vehicle is going to stay more consistent due to the heat retention properties of the window film. This will help lessen the strain on your vehicle's HVAC system.  

If you have been thinking about getting your vehicle's windows tinted, keep in mind that tinting your windows does more than change the appearance of your vehicle; it can also protect your vehicle in various ways. Tinting the windows of your vehicle will help reduce your exposure to harmful UV rays. Tinting the windows of your vehicle will help keep the temperature inside your vehicle more comfortable.  

Contact a local auto window tinting service for more information.


About Me

family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

As the son and grandson of mechanics, I spent much of my child hood under the hood of many cars. I have listened and learned about so many different problems and how to repair them effectively. I created this blog to cover as many car problems as possible without overwhelming readers. You will find tips for troubleshooting, advice for when to take it to a professional and suggestions for when to stop driving the car or truck immediately to prevent further and more costly damage. We hope that you find all of this information helpful and useful, allowing you to have a great running car.