Unlike what many people think, deciding to tint your car windows is not actually an expense, rather an investment and a measure of saving more money in the long run. Car tinting does not come with a hefty price tag for nothing. Most car owners probably decided to go and have car tints installed due to the long list of benefits it promises and offers to its passengers: added safety and security from thieves, accidents and even the sun’s harmful rays. It also increases the comfort and privacy they feel whenever they are driving.
However, it’s more than that. Investing in quality tints guarantees your safety as the car owner and a passenger of your vehicle. Here are some ways it can give you peace of mind—whether you’re driving or not.
Tints VS. UV Rays and Skin Conditions
UV rays can be extremely damaging to the human skin, to the extent that it can put you in danger of developing skin cancer. Long exposure under the sun’s rays may be inevitable, but through car tinting, UV rays are blocked and your risk of developing skin issues are lessened. Getting your car windows tinted with a solar control film can block up to 99.9% of UV rays, shielding you and your passengers from long term UV exposure.
Tints VS. Road Accidents and Car Theft
Window tints can also be a preventive measure that reduces the chances of road accidents. Tinted car windows lessen the glare from the sun and from other cars that enters your car, which can temporarily ‘blind’ drivers and cause costly and probably fatal road accidents.
In the event of car accidents, window tints also provide an additional protection for the people involved. It protects the driver and passengers from added injury they can get from shattered window glass. Window tinting films can provide a strong, protective barrier that can hold the glass and prevent it from shattering in to a million broken and sharp pieces, the window may still break, but the glass fragments will adhere to the film, shielding everyone from flying shards of glass, accident debris, and from the possibility of a being thrown from the car through the opening of a shattered window.
Additionally, car window tinting can also protect you from car theft, as well as smash and grab incidents. Many reports prove that a thief can smash your unprotected car windows and steal your possessions in less than three seconds. When you have your vehicle’s window tinted, the windows will be harder to break, and the time it takes for a thief to break into your car increases, making it likely the thief call attention to themselves. Moreover, having window tinting may even deter thieves from robbing your vehicle as they realize your car is not an easy target.
Tints VS. Hidden Costs
Car window tinting helps you save a significant sum of money in the long term. Because tints act as heat insulators during the winter, and reduce the heat inside your car during summer, you can save fuel and save money for gas as well.
Tinted windows also extend the life of your car, preserving its interior from premature deterioration. Window tints delay the fading of your upholstery and prevent your dashboard from cracking and breaking. And if you do ever decide to sell your car, tinted windows could significantly increase the final price that it is able to fetch.
In the end, car window tinting is a long-term investment because it protects and offers a more comfortable state for the most precious property anyone can have and possess: their lives. It may be an additional cost at a certain time, but, the rewards you reap and the benefits you will experience from it will be worth it.