If your primary desire for window tinting is based on the aesthetics and style it will add to your vehicle, you’re far from alone. This is one of the most popular reasons people go for window tinting, but it’s important to note that it’s not the only major benefit provided by this upgrade.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re happy to provide window tinting services to clients with a variety of needs and desires, from style elements to numerous other functions of tinted windows. Let’s look at some of these other functions, including some areas you may have heard of and some you might not have been aware of until now.
Vehicle and Crash Safety
For starters, tinted windows don’t only provide aesthetic benefits – they provide safety benefits as well. Tinting windows involves adding a film to them to change their shading, and this film is also valuable in a potential accident because it helps keep the glass in one piece rather than shattered into a bunch of smaller, sharp pieces.
Normal side windows are not laminated with this same film, meaning they’re far more prone to shatter and become dangerous. Even minor window tinting improves this area of safety significantly.
Glare and Vision
Down related lines, tint may actually reduce the likelihood of an accident to begin with. This is because it reduces glare that may be present on the road, making it easier for drivers to see, especially using items like side mirrors that are particularly susceptible to glare when the sun is in certain positions. This is also true at night, when headlights behind you won’t cause the same level of glare when using mirrors.
UV Rays, Energy Use and Interior Materials
Most people are aware of how damaging UV rays can be to the skin, and window tinting helps here as well by blocking up to 99 percent of all UV rays. Simultaneously, this UV blockage limits how hot the inside of your car gets during the sweltering Utah summer, causing you to use less AC and improving your energy efficiency in the process.
Finally, this UV blockage even has an impact on the interior quality of your vehicle. Too much UV light can damage leather interior, crack and fade dashboard coloration, and even discolor cloth seats – but once again, tinting protects your interior here. If you don’t want the dark shade, we can even install a clear film for you that blocks UV rays in the same way but doesn’t change your tint.
Privacy and Security
On top of everything above, window tint is valuable for in-vehicle privacy and safety areas. It stops people from being able to see in as easily, which is particularly important if you have any valuable items in the car – potential thieves will not be incentivized to break in because they can’t see what’s in there.
For more on the numerous additional benefits window tinting provides, or to learn about any of our car audio installation services, backup cameras or other improvements, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.