You may think of window tinting as just a cool customization. While this is true, tinting your vehicle's windows offers so much more than just a rad look. Let's take a look at the 8 little-known benefits of having tint professionally installed on your Jeep or truck.
1. Enhanced Aesthetics
Let's face it; tinted windows look awesome! It is an easy way to take your vehicle's look to the next level, and oftentimes the darker, the better. Just make sure that you follow your state's regulations for how dark of window tint you can apply.
2. Prevent Upholstery Fading
Temporary protectants such as parking in the shade or windshield inserts are great but do not offer continuous protection. No matter what time of day you are out and about or where you have to park, window tinting offers 24/7 protection for your vehicle's interior. It helps to prevent your upholstery from fading and other components such as your dash from cracking. Window tint keeps your car looking newer for longer, which preserves the resale value.
3. Reduce Eye Strain
We've all been there, straining our eyes to see despite the glaring sun or bright nighttime headlights. This can cause eye fatigue which increases the risk of having an accident while driving. Window tint helps to relieve eye strain by reducing windshield glare, making your drive safer for you and others you encounter on the road.
4. Block UV Rays
Science has proven that harmful UV rays can cause skin cancer and premature skin aging. For drivers who spend a lot of time in their vehicles, this poses a significant risk to their health. Window tint can help mitigate these risks by blocking UV rays. The darker the tint, the more protection, but even the lightest window tint offers UV protection.
5. Decrease Solar Heat
There isn't anything more uncomfortable than opening your door in summer to a stifling hot car. It seems like it takes forever to get the A/C going and your vehicle to a level of comfort that you and your passengers can tolerate. Window tint keeps your car cooler in the summer by reducing the amount of solar heat build-up by over 50%.
6. Increase Fuel Efficiency
The more you have to run your A/C, the more fuel your vehicle consumes. Window tint reduces the temperature inside your car, which, in turn, decreases the amount of A/C needed to cool your car. This saves fuel and therefore money, which is always a good thing!
7. Reduce the Risk of Shattered Glass
Window tint inherently reduces the risk that glass will shatter and fly if hit by an object or if you and your vehicle are in an accident. Although the glass may still break, it is less likely to hit passengers with flying shards as it will stay adhered to the window tint. Most importantly, window tint reduces the risk of passengers being ejected from the car. This property also makes vehicles with professionally installed window tint more difficult to break into.
8. Better Privacy
Applying window tint to your vehicle increases your privacy from nosy onlookers. This may be while driving down the road or parking your car to go into a store. You do not want everyone to be able to see your belongings and valuables. An added bonus is that thieves are less likely to break into your truck or Jeep if they can't actually see what's inside.
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As the largest customization shop in North Carolina, Carolina Custom is the go-to for all of your mods, including window tinting. Contact us today and together, let's make your vision a reality!