Tinted windows are one of the easiest do-it-yourself car modifications. Even if you have no prior experience, you should have no problem applying a tint film to your car's windows. But if you're still skeptical of this modification, keep reading to learn more about the benefits it offers.
Protects Interior from Sun Damage
You might be surprised to learn that tinted windows offer protection from the sun's harmful and damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. When exposed to UV light, the upholstery of a car's interior may fade or even crack open, causing significant (and costly) damage. You can protect your car's interior from this phenomenon, however, by tinting the windows with a UV-protectant film.
Prevents Windows from Shattering
Another surprising benefit of tinted windows is the protection it offers from shattering. Once applied, the tint film prevents your window from shattering. So is you're driving and a rock or piece of road debris flies into your window, you can rest assured knowing it with withstand the force. Granted, the window may still crack and suffer damage, but it shouldn't shatter into a thousand pieces thanks to the tinting film.
Keep Your Car Cool During Summer
Tinting your windows will also help keep the interior cool during the otherwise blistering-hot summer months. In fact, some sources claim that tinted windows can reduce interior heat by as much as 60% during the summer. Whether or not this number is accurate remains to be seen, but the fact is that tinted windows will help cool your car.
We can't talk about the benefits of tinted windows without mentioning privacy. It's not uncommon for thieves to look into car windows in search of valuables. If you have tinted windows, though, you'll prevent prying eyes; thus, reducing the risk of theft.
Of course, tinting your car's windows is an inexpensive project, especially when compared to other car modifications. Depending on the quality of tint, you can expect to pay around $100 to $400. That's a fraction of what many other modifications cost, making tinted windows an excellent choice for budget-conscious drivers.;
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