Cars with tinted windows definitely have that “cool” factor. When you pull up beside them at an intersection, you might not even be able to see who is inside. But other than adding a more polished look to your vehicle, there are several other benefits of car window tinting.
Why Tint Your Car Windows?
If you’re debating whether or not to tint your car windows, here are a few reasons why it’s worth the investment:
Tinted windows are just cool — and we’re not the only ones who think so. Many people choose to go for darker window tints for the style alone. But if blacked-out windows aren’t really your thing, you can opt for clearer tints that have less effect on appearance. Lighter tints allow you to keep your vehicle looking as close to stock as possible.
Trucks, SUVs, and mini-vans often have factory-tinted glass for their rear windows but clear glass in the front. For those who prefer their vehicles to have a uniform appearance, window tint can help create a cohesive aesthetic from every angle.
Along with style, window tinting can add privacy to your vehicle. However, depending on where you live, you may be limited in how dark you can go due to car window tinting laws. Certain states have stricter guidelines for window tinting than others, but even just having slightly darker windows will offer more privacy.
Another primary benefit of car window tinting is heat rejection. 3M™ Automotive Window Films can block up to 60% of the solar energy that is transferred through your car’s windows. By helping reflect solar heat, window tinting helps keep your car cool, even on the hottest days of the year.
For example, 3M’s Crystalline Series can lower the temperature of your car by 47 degrees Fahrenheit without even turning the air conditioning on! With the air conditioning running, it can reduce the temperature by over 26 degrees. By maintaining interior temperatures, you can improve the comfort of your vehicle and stay cool regardless of whether you parked in the sun or the shade.
While glass is treated to provide some protection against ultraviolet rays, it doesn’t block all of them. As UV rays are one of the leading causes of skin cancer, it’s essential to protect yourself from the dangers of the harsh sun. Automotive window film blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays to protect both you and your passengers. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window film as an effective form of UV protection because it offers up to 1,000 SPF.
Solar heat and ultraviolet rays are also some of the most significant contributing factors to color fading. By blocking nearly all harmful UV rays and reflecting solar heat, an added benefit of car window tinting is that it helps fight fading to protect your car’s interior. Tinting your vehicle’s windows can keep your interior looking new for longer.
Start Reaping the Benefits of Car Window Tinting
Automotive window tinting offers benefits beyond just aesthetics. If you’re ready to start enjoying all the perks that come with tinting your car’s windows, reach out to one of our window film experts to schedule a free consultation! We’ll work with you to find the right option for your vehicle and the perfect opacity so you can achieve whatever goals you have in mind while adhering to your state’s regulations.
As the largest 3M dealer in the Midwest with over 40 years of experience, there’s no project we can’t tackle. In fact, we’ve installed over 500,000 square feet of window film in the last year. Connect with us and receive your free quote and energy savings estimate.