Car window tinting offers many benefits to drivers and passengers while providing protection to the car itself. It also provides a sharp appearance where drivers have the advantage of seeing out, but thieves do not have the advantage of seeing in.Visit Auto Tinting for more details.
Ultra Violet Rays
Automotive tinting reflects the sun’s rays away from the interior of the car and provides UV protection. Unprotected windows only reject up to 28 percent ultra violet rays at the most while a car tint provides up to 99 percent protection. Car interior color does not fade as readily because of this UV protection. Drivers spend about 60 to 90 minutes in an automobile each day and are subject to ultra violet rays when windows are not tinted. Tinted windows protect drivers from those rays and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Ultra violet rays produce heat, which causes high temperatures in closed up cars. This heat can reach unbearable temperatures in warm climates and may cause upholstery to flake and peel, or dashboards to crack. Expensive leather interiors may dry out and crack. Extreme heat also causes chemicals in the upholstery to be released into the compartment. Chemicals used in fire retardant materials, such as Polybromiateddiphenyl ethers or chemicals used to make plastic softer, like phthalates, pollute the interior of the car when heat is high. Automotive tinting reduces up to 80 percent of the heat that causes this pollution. Not only that, but it increases the efficiency of the car air conditioners because interior temperatures stay much cooler.
Glare from direct or indirect sunlight causes eye strain. Many things cause glare including sunlight, sunlight reflecting on snow and oncoming headlights in the darkness. Car tint reduces glare and makes it easier and more comfortable to see by reflecting the sun’s rays or light away from windows or by filtering it before it gets to the eye. Less glare reduces the chance of not being able to see a hazard in the road.
Car window tinting is a film that is applied to the windows using a strong adhesive. This adhesive holds the glass of the window together and prevents it from shattering in the event there is a high impact accident. It protects drivers and passengers from shattered glass and makes clean up easier.
Types of Tint
Car tints come in several different colors including blue, gray, charcoal and brown. High performance or hybrid tint is best because it rejects the most solar heat and rays at the most affordable price and resists tearing, bubbling and discoloration. Check local municipalities for restrictions on tinting car windows. Some locations totally restrict tinted windows while others allow certain percentages of visible light transmission, known as VLT, from 25 to 70 percent. VLT applies to visibility inside the vehicle from a source outside and the lower the VLT the less light is transmitted and the darker the tint. Many jurisdictions prefer to be able to identify drivers and passengers inside the vehicle. The most common car window tinting VLT is 35%.
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