Tips on Tinting Windows
So you just picked up a new ride. You’re driving around town and you feel like you’re in a mobile fishbowl. It might be time to tint your windows.
Why Would You Tint Your Windows?
One advantage I touched on with the fishbowl reference is privacy. When driving along with tinted windows, it is more difficult for others to look into your vehicle, which makes driving your car more enjoyable because you have a sense of anonymity. This privacy also extends to your belongings. When parked in a parking lot, it’s harder for thieves to see any valuables sitting on your seat or in your trunk if you have dark windows. Another benefit of window tinting is safety. When the sun is bright and low, it will eventually be difficult seeing others on the road. Tinted windows cool your eyes, thus keeping you safe by minimizing eye strain on longer drives.
Speaking of cooling, tinted windows also lowers the inner temperature of your car. This UV filtering effect helps to keep the interior temperature lower compared to a vehicle without tinting. Another benefit of blocking out UV rays is that it protects your seats, dashboard, and other parts of your interior from cracking or premature fading. This benefit helps keep your car looking fresh and new for years to come.
Limitations of Window Tinting
The primary disadvantage of window tinting would be the limitation of vision at night or in tunnels. At night it’s already difficult to see other cars without tinting. Driving in reverse can be exceptionally difficult in the dark. It may be difficult to make out any potential hazards or objects when your rear-windshield is heavily tinted.
How to measure tint darkness?
The darkness of a tint is measured by the amount of visible light that is allowed to pass through the combination of the tint and the window. In Hawaii, the legal darkness limit for front windows are 35%. This means that your window must allow 35% light to pass through. Always follow individual state guidelines but if you choose to go darker, be sure to choose a tint that allows you to safely operate your car at night.
*Disclaimer: Each state has their own safety guidelines that they set which dictate the allowable levels darkness of tint. Be sure to consult your local installers or agencies ensure your vehicle abides by state laws.
March 21, 2019 @ 4:16 pm
I like that you pointed out that tinted windows will make the interior of the car feel cooler while protecting the seats and other parts from UV rays. I guess I will have my car’s windows tinted because of that especially that the car is already old. almost a decade to be exact. It just doesn’t have tinting yet which might have affected the price of the car which is really affordable leaving us extra money for car detailing.
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July 9, 2019 @ 8:47 am
I just bought my husband a new car and I wondered if there was anything I could do to make his car last longer. I didn’t know tinting your windows could prevent UV rays from shining on the dash and seats, making them last longer. That’s something my husband would really appreciate, especially since he drives around a lot for his job, so I’ll look into an auto accessories shop that could help me out!
July 23, 2019 @ 4:48 pm
Thanks Sarah! I’m glad you enjoyed the post!
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August 20, 2019 @ 2:58 am
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September 6, 2019 @ 10:38 am
I love that you talked about how important window tinting is because it can help your eyes cool down when driving in the sun. My dad is thinking about taking over the business he works for, and he told me that he would like to have more cares for the office. In my opinion, he should read this article so he can decide to get the windows of the cars tinted.
September 6, 2019 @ 11:11 am
Thank you Faylinn for the feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed the article
December 10, 2019 @ 4:25 am
I never thought about the security that window tinting provides. It makes sense that it would be harder for thieves to look inside your car with tinted windows. I may have to look into getting my windows tinted now.
December 17, 2019 @ 9:09 am
It’s good to know that tinting my windows is also helpful for keeping the interior of my car cool and safe from heat damage when it’s hot outside. I got a new car recently and want to keep it in good condition this summer. I might want to look into getting my windows tinted so my dashboard doesn’t start cracking when it gets hot.
March 9, 2020 @ 9:33 am
My wife told me that when she drives back to the house after work, the sunlight hits her arms and she has an arm darker than the other. I appreciate how you said that tinted windows also help to lower the temperature of the inside of the car. I will look for a place where they can install window tints in her car.