There are many benefits to getting your car windows tinted, that are far more important than giving your car a cooler, sportier appearance. Here, we’ll take a look at the top 5 reasons, with a focus on the advantages for Australian driving conditions in particular.
Protection from Sun and UV
Top of the list of reasons, particularly for Queensland drivers – window tinting provides protection from our damaging sun and ultra-violet (UV) rays. Car window tinting can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays that can accelerate skin aging and cause skin cancer. Even clear window film or a light tint can block out both damaging UVA and UVB rays.
Direct sunlight and the associated UV rays doesn’t just damage your skin and accelerate ageing, it can also cause skin cancer over a prolonged period of exposure. It’s unfortunately quite common to see people who spend a lot of time on the road (such as truck drivers, couriers, sales reps) with sun damage to their right side of their face and body – their “driving side” next to the window.
Keeping Your Car Cool and Comfortable
Next on the list, and again very for relevant for Australian drivers, particularly Queenslanders, is the ability of window tinting to lower the temperature of your vehicle. With the right window tint, you can reduce the heat inside your car by up to 60%.
If you’ve ever battled to find the right level of air conditioning for all of your passengers, window tinting can help resolve that dilemma. Depending on the grade, window film can block anywhere from 35 to 65% of the solar heat that builds up in a car. You can balance climate and comfort for everyone and rely less on your air conditioning.
Preserving Your Car’s Interior
In the same way that it can protect your body from harmful sun damage and UV rays, car window tint will protect your car’s interior and upholstery. Tint keeps your car interior from getting hot enough to warp, fade, or crack, and blocks up to 90% of harmful UV rays from entering.
Your car is a valuable asset that you want to last as long as possible. Having window tinting professionally installed on your vehicle is a great way to protect your investment. Window film blocks harsh sunshine that can fade upholstery and discolour leather and vinyl.
Increased Privacy for Passengers
Tinted car windows will increase your personal privacy. Window tinting comes in a wide range of shading to provide a level of privacy for you and your passengers when driving.
You’ll also be less worried about leaving your car parked with valuables inside – you can walk away and know that prying eyes cannot see inside.
Speaking of prying eyes, professional window tinting will add an extra level of security to your vehicle. Even if they do see your valuables inside, thieves will find it more difficult to break through tinted glass and get into your car.
Window film is also designed to keep glass from shattering if an object hits it. In the event of a car accident, passengers will be more protected from flying glass shards, giving you peace of mind when driving.