The benefits of window tinting go far beyond enhancing the looks of your car. When professionally installed, window tinting can protect the upholstery of your car and keep your seats looking fresh and new for a bit longer. Window tinting also helps you to maintain privacy in your car, you won’t have to worry anymore about some peeping Toms.
However, there is one very important benefit car owners tend to forget when thinking of whether to tint their car. And that is the health benefits.
Join us as we explore some of the top health benefits you’ll enjoy after tinting your car’s windows.
Top four health benefits of window tinting
Reducing your sun’s exposure
Car windows typically block UVB rays. However, as studies show, they don’t fully block out UVA rays, and that’s where the health problems kick in.
Exposure to UVA rays leads to a myriad of health issues. In fact, they are the culprit of some major health problems today such as immune system issues, skin cancer, and premature skin aging.
Studies have shown that drivers who drive for long hours are more prone to skin problems such as cancer and premature aging on the left side of their body (or on the driver’s side).
Overexposure to sun rays can take a toll on your vision too. WHO estimates that 20% of people who become blind as a result of cataracts have been overexposed to UV rays radiation.
Tinting helps in blocking out UVA rays from your car’s interior. Even with the lightest tinting film, you can effectively reduce the amount of UVA and UVB rays that get in your car.
Helps you to keep cool
We all know how brutal summer temperatures can be. Even when parked in the shade, the temperature inside can rise to unbearable levels.
The temperature inside a car can rise up to 20 degrees more in just 10 minutes and up to 40 degrees in just an hour.
While this might not seem dangerous when traveling alone, it can be life-threatening to children in the car. Deaths in cars have even been reported when temperatures outside were 70 degrees F.
A window tint can help you reduce up to 60% of the heat inside your car in the scorching summer months. This way you don’t have to worry about your passengers suffering a heat stroke or even getting to work soaking in sweat.
Glare on the road can cause accidents. Driving when the sun is directly shining on you reduces your ability to see ahead. Window visors which are designed to reduce this, may not keep the sun out of your eyes as you expect.
Window tinting can help you keep the glare out, not only from the sun but also from other cars on the road. This will help you drive without straining your eyes during the day and night – especially when you share the road with drivers who don’t dim their headlights.
Shattered glass protection
Window tints are designed to protect you from glass shattering. If an object hits the glass, due to the adhesive, a window tint is able to hold glass together. This prevents window shards from flying all over, thus keeping your passengers from getting hurt.
This is particularly helpful in accidents since glass shards from shattered windows tend to cause most of the injuries on passengers. This, therefore, adds to the safety of your car.
As you can see, there is definitely more to window tinting than giving your car a sharp, sleek look. When choosing a window tint, ensure that you check your local laws on the grade of tint you should apply. This way you will avoid any legal consequence that comes with higher than allowed tint levels.