Window tinting does more than making your car look good. It can also provide some physical properties to the glass in your vehicle. Blocking heat and UV rays and providing privacy inside the vehicle are often more important than how the car looks. Still, in some situations, aesthetics can be a consideration as well.
The sun puts off UV rays that pass through the glass in your car. This UV (ultraviolet) light is what makes the sun hot, and the rays are damaging to your skin, the materials in your car, and just about anything they come in contact with.
Fortunately, the glass in your car can have a thin layer of window tinting applied to it that will block these UV rays and reduce their impact on people in the vehicle and the vehicle's interior. Window tinting is not a new idea, but the materials used continue to improve, making tinting more effective and easier to work with.
Reducing the heat inside the car makes it more comfortable to ride in and reduces how hard the air conditioning system has to work to keep the car cool. The reduced wear and tear on the AC could reduce the maintenance cost on the system long term.
Window tinting is more than just dark film applied to the glass on your car or truck; it has some specific properties that reduce the transfer of UV rays through it. Some of the newest window tinting materials available use nanotechnology to embed microscopic carbon elements into the material. This adds more reflective properties to the film and helps reduce the heat transfer inside the car.
The window tinting material is also precut with a laser to make installation easier on specific cars or trucks by a trained installer. The material comes in a kit that allows the installer to put the window tinting film in place extremely quickly, and the pieces are cut so that there is no guessing what fits where or any issues with wrinkles because the piece was not quite the right size.
The amount of protection you can apply to the glass varies, so talk with the window tinting company about the options for your vehicle when you take the car in. If you are also looking for privacy inside the vehicle, the tint installer can use a darker material to make it hard to see through. There are restrictions on how dark the glass can be in some areas, but the tint company will know what the law in their area is, so discuss any concerns about that with them before you decide which tint film to use. Contact a window tinting company for more information.