Car window tinting is a real life-saver, especially when it comes to windshield shatter proofing your vehicle. In most cases, window tints make a thin film on the glass that sticks to it like glue. When an impact hits the vehicle, the thin film breaks, but the rest of the glass remains intact. So, you’re not only protected from cracks and breakage, you’re also protected from driving under the influence of alcohol.
Another reason for the increased use of window tinting in cars is the protection afforded by strong, effective headlights and daytime running lights. Headlights create a lot of glare. If you were to be parked in the middle of the road in the middle of the day, you would definitely want to minimize the glare coming from oncoming headlights and taillights. And, daytime running lights add to the problem by casting additional glare onto the driver.
But, window tinting film isn’t just for cutting down on glaring headlights and taillights. The thin film can also be used to reduce the amount of heat coming off of metals. This includes all types of aluminum and steel. Tinted windows on trucks and sport-utility vehicles allow more of the light to go through, resulting in lower fuel consumption and lessening the amount of noise created by the exhaust pipes and engine.
Most people are aware that tinted windows can be tinted on both the front and the back of a vehicle. However, there are other installation options available. Some vehicle manufacturers offer complete installation options including window tint, grille guards, and side windows. Some vehicles only offer fog lights or side windows. In addition, some vehicles are manufactured with factory bumpers and side windows. If your vehicle is not one of these types, there are other options you may want to consider.
When shopping for window tinting, it is important to compare product features. Some brands are designed for use with full window coverage. Other brands may only work with partial shade coverage. Be sure to choose a product that is designed for your specific circumstances.
When selecting a window tinting product, it is also important to take into account any other equipment that will be installed. Many vehicle owners prefer to install their window tints using factory installed shades. However, if your vehicle came with factory windows that are already in good shape, you may want to consider upgrading those to glass tinted windows. Likewise, if you have a vehicle with factory bumpers, side skirts, or other exterior components, the upgraded glass should fit with those existing components. You can always make adjustments as needed.