Car Window Tinting and the Benefits
There are many advantages that come with car windows tinting; that is why a lot of car owners pimp up their cars these days. But car tinting is not a luxury; it is beneficial and highly recommended. One of the greatest advantages is the limitation of car burgling. After all, a tinted car doesn’t allow prying eyes to see through the car.
The issue of ultraviolet rays can never be over flogged. When sun rays penetrate the car, they emit dangerous ultraviolet rays. But with car tinting, these rays are reflected appreciably. Studies have shown that car tints can prevent about 28% of harmful rays while providing about 99% protection. Thus, the passengers and the interior of the car are shielded from harmful consequences of exposure. Because many drivers spend an average of 90 minutes in their car every day, repeated exposure can be detrimental. This is why tinted window panes are the best options for car owners.
Mild Temperature of the Car’s Interiors
Heat production is one of the characteristics of ultraviolet rays. Imagine how hot a closed car can be when parked in an exposed park for long? The heat generated can cause lasting damage to the car’s upholstery. This can result in flaking, peeling, and fading of components of the car such as dashboards, leather interiors and so on. Car upholstery is composed of many chemicals such as:
- Fire retardants – polybrominated diphenyl
- Plastic softeners such as ethers – phthalates
When the sun heats up the vehicle, these chemicals are released into the car compartments. The result will be the pollution of the interiors. But a tinted car reflects about 80% of the heat which can cause pollution. Also, car efficiency is increased because sensitive parts of the car such as the air vents are kept cool.
Reduction of glare
Many people have several eye defects, mostly due to glare from direct sunlight. Other sources of glare include a reflection of light from snowflakes or shiny objects and oncoming headlights and bright lights. But if this glare can be reduced by tinting the window panes, it must be worth it. The mode of reaction of the tint is to filter the sun rays before it enters the eyes. Thus, you may concentrate better on a sunny day whilst you drive.
Protection against Accidents
A strong adhesive is used to secure the film of tint on the car window. As strong as this adhesive is, it prevents the shattering of glass during high impact accidents. This means that car tints are protective layers on the car as well.
Different types of tints
The functionality of tint increases with the density of color. Therefore, tints can be found in ranges of color from light tints to solid tint such as charcoal. The type of tint that rejects the most rays is hybrid tint. It is inexpensive and highly resistant to tearing, discoloration, and bubbling.
However, you must confirm with the local authorities if the tinting of cars is not prohibited. This is because the identification of passengers in the car is paramount in some jurisdictions. While some authorities allow a degree of transparency, others don’t. Some may allow between 25% and 70% visible light transmission (VLT).
The term ‘VLT’ refers to the visibility of the car’s interiors from an external source. The darker the tint, the less light is transmitted, and the lower the VLT. However, the commonest VLT degree of car tinting is 35 %.