You take care of your car’s engine with regular tune-ups and maintenance, but have you thought about the care of your car’s windows? You may think of window film, also called window tint, as just an aesthetic enhancement, but it also provides long-lasting functional benefits to protect you and your vehicle.
1. Tinting Your Windows Can Keep Car Upholstery From Fading
Your car is a valuable asset that you want to last as long as possible. Having window tinting professionally installed on your vehicle is a great way to protect your investment. While using a windshield sun protector or parking your car in the shade can temporarily reduce sun damage, window film consistently blocks harsh sunshine that can fade upholstery and discolor leather and vinyl. It protects car interiors from cracking and warping to keep your car looking newer longer. Window tinting also blocks windshield glare to decrease eye fatigue from direct sun and bright nighttime headlights.
2. Window Tint Blocks Harmful UV Rays
Car window tinting can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays that can accelerate skin aging and cause skin cancer. Ultraviolet light, or UV rays as they are commonly called, is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Prolonged exposure results in damage to the skin such as skin burns, darkening of the skin, premature aging and skin cancer. Even clear window film or a light tint offers UV protection that can block out both damaging UVA and UVB rays. Research shows that 53% of skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, which correlates to the driver’s side of a car. For people who drive for extended periods of time, window film protection provides a critical advantage to safeguard against this risk.
3. Tinted Car Windows Can Help with Solar Heat Rejection
If you’ve battled finding the right level of air conditioning for all of your passengers, window tinting can help resolve that dilemma. Depending on the grade, automotive window film can block anywhere from 35-65% of the solar heat that builds up in a car. You can balance climate and comfort for everyone and cut down on fuel consumption from air conditioning overuse.
4. Window Film Offers Shattered Glass Protection
The safety benefits of installing window film on your car cannot be underestimated. Window film is designed to keep glass from shattering if an object hits it. In the event of a car accident, passengers are protected from flying glass shards and from being ejected through windows. Additionally, thieves will find it difficult to break through tinted glass and get into your car.
5. Window Tint Provides Better Privacy and Security
Window tinting comes in a wide range of shading to provide a level of privacy for you and your passengers as you go down the road. When you park the car, you can walk away and know that prying eyes cannot see your valuables inside.
The benefits of installing window tint include more than simply improving the look of your car. It can add to your peace of mind when you want to protect your vehicle and those who travel with you.
For information on tint laws in the United States and Canada, refer to the International Window Film Association chart here. Consult an authorized Madico window film dealer to find the window film most appropriate to fit your automotive needs.
Protect Your Car with Madico Automotive Window Tint
Our long-lasting automotive window films are specifically designed to provide fade and UV protection, temperature control, shattered glass protection, improved safety and security and more. To find the film that’s best for you, check out our film selector tool or speak with a local dealer today.