Window tinting is popular for many reasons. It’s most commonly known for the sleek look it gives to a vehicle. There are so many other functional reasons to tint. The provide heat resistance, UV protection, fading prevention, privacy, added strength to the window and stops sun and headlight glare.
The window film used in tinting is a great sun blocker. The keeps the inside of the vehicle cooler than regular windows. A percentage of the sun’s heat does not penetrate the film. This allows the AC to work more efficiently, saving some strain on the engine. It would be like sitting in the shade instead of the direct sunlight, even if you are in the direct sunlight.
The film has UV protection built right in. In fact, most car manufacturers include some form of tinting in its vehicles for this very purpose. The is significant because it protects all the passengers of the car. Having the tinting on all windows guarantees coverage for even the back seat riders. The sunblock effect of tinted windows helps long distance drivers from that unbalanced tanning that tends to happen on the left arm.
The sunblock keeps the sunlight off the inside of the vehicle as well. This saves the interior, the seats, dashboard, trim and floors from experiencing fading from constant exposure. It also saves leather seats from drying out and cracking.
An unknown benefit to tinting is window strength. The adhesive layer on window makes it more difficult to crack or shatter windows. In fact, one tinting film prevents it almost completely. This helps keep shattered glass off occupants if involved in an accident or prevents a mess if broken by other means. It’s a great deterrent for thieves, as the glass isn’t easily penetrated for a quick grab.
The tinting helps keep the sun’s glare off the driver that a visor can’t seem to do. It also keeps it off back seat drivers when the sun is shining in from behind. It also cuts down on the glare from oncoming vehicle headlights.
Tinting creates a barrier between the inside of the vehicle and the world outside. This is great to deter break-ins, hide the faces kids often make from passing cars, allow privacy when changing a diaper, your shirt or for a quick nap. There are state laws that regulate the darkness of tinting so it won’t affect the visibility of the driver. Also, law enforcement does need to be able to see somewhat into the vehicle.
The reasons to tint are way more important than aesthetic. The longevity it provides in protecting the inside of the vehicle and the UV protection is reason in itself to tint your windows. Face creams, make up, clothes and sunglasses all have UV protections built right in. It would make sense to have it built in to your vehicle as well. Just make sure you find a good installer to do it.