Have you ever thought about tinting your car windows? Car tinting is hugely popular these days for many reasons; some people want car tinting to safeguard their vehicle so no-one can see inside and other people want car tinting for the pose factor because let’s face it, it does look super cool!
There are different reasons why it is recommended to get your car windows tinted and I hope this article helps explain in more detail.
Car window tinting can protect from sun glare – we all know that blinding effect when you are driving down the road and you simply cannot see a thing in front of you, due to the sun glaring down at full pelt. It can be really dangerous too at junctions when pulling out. Car tinting can really help prevent 99% of UV rays from entering your car hence protecting you so much from that awful blinding effect we have all experienced.
Keeps your car in tip top condition
UV rays and the associated heat that comes with it can be really damaging to your car’s leather or material upholstery causing them to fade quickly and age quickly too.
Also wood or plastic trims as well as the dashboard can really suffer from UV rays and heat as well! It can also cause any wood to fade and plastic parts to become brittle and crack over time.
This is where car window tinting comes in; it preserves your car and protects the inside from heat. On top of this, It also blocks out 90% to 95% harmful UV rays and at the same time reduces the heat that is associated with the UV.
It is so recommended to get your car windows tinted not only for the protection factors but also because it looks cool too!
People protected from UV rays
Car window tinting does the job of filtering out of the sun's harmful UV rays hence not only protects the interior of the car (as mentioned above) but also protects us from these UV rays and the damage it can do to our own skin – that of the driver and all the passengers.
Most people dismiss the chance of getting sun burnt whilst in the car but this is a bad misnomer! It is actually a common misconception. In reality, the sunlight does infiltrate the car and brings UV harm to your skin. This is where car tinting comes in; it reduces the UV rays entering the car in the first place!
Also, especially these days, we are more aware that the heat of the sun and the strength of its harmful rays are much more dangerous to health to all. Why not protect once and for all with a vehicle window tint?
Not so much need for air condition
Believe it or not. UV rays also contribute to the faster deterioration of your vehicle’s engine, especially when you overuse the air conditioning on hot summer days.
It can cost you a lot of fuel too. By using window tints, you can reduce heat inside your vehicle in hot weather by up to 60%, and not have to rely on the air conditioning so much. This has a significant impact on your fuel consumption; more money saved in your pocket over a longer term.
How does it work? It works by a process called induction; In Winter months, the window tints insulate by trapping any interior heat inside the car during the cold weather.
Conversely, in Summer months, heat is reduced inside your car by the window tints filtering out the UV and heat rays.
The Cons Of Car Window Tinting
We all now know why window tinting film is so popular as we have talked about this above. But there is always the other side of the coin and it very much depends on what kind and what quality of film you are using. Here are some of the potential problem areas when it comes to tinting your car windows:
Are Car Tints Legal?
Essentially, the UK car tinting law states that tinting for front windscreens and front side windows depend on the age of the vehicle. If the age of the vehicle is post April 1, 1985, the allowed percentage of the darkness of the tint should be at least 75% of light through the windscreen and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.
But, if the car's age is prior to April 1, 1985, the front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.
Visibility Through The Vehicle Glass
It goes without saying that car tinting makes your car darker and visibility through the glass lower even though you can still see through the windows from the inside. This may not suit all people as you need to consider night visibility and this is very much a personal preference.
When To Replace Your Car Tints
Anything over time deteriorates with age and this is no exception for car or vehicle tints. Eventually peeling and bubbling occurs in the car film and your car tints will need to be replaced.
The product's life really depends on a number of factors; the actual tint quality itself as well as the quality of the installation of your chosen tinting supplier i.e. how well they applied them in the first instance. It is always recommended to check out your chosen installers reviews before deciding who to use.
If you have a good quality car tint and it is well applied in a professional manner, car tints can have a lifespan of up to 5 years or more..
Here at Filthy Poser, we can provide the advice and guidance you need to make sure you get exactly what you want at the right price. We use a range of professional long life films and our experienced fitters ensure that the application of the film is second to none, guaranteeing you a quality product and installation.
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