Tinted windows offer many benefits to a vehicle owner. Vehicle owners commonly tint their windows for aesthetic reasons. However, window tinting has numerous tangible benefits for vehicle owners.
Reduced Interior Wear
Over time, harsh sunlight can dry out leather, crack dashboards, and cause common interior materials to fade in color. Reupholstering dashboards and seats can be expensive, and leaving damaged interior pieces intact is aesthetically displeasing. By tinting the windows, the owner protects his or her vehicle against these elements.
Even sunlight that stays out of the driver’s eyes can be uncomfortable. Bright sunlight on an individual’s skin can increase the skin’s surface temperature, which can be uncomfortable to the driver. Prolonged exposure to bright sunlight can result in sunburn. Individuals with sensitive skin who are prone to sunburn can greatly benefit from tinted windows.
Tinted windows also keep the vehicle’s interior cooler on a hot day.
Window tinting can help make a car less attractive to criminals. Petty criminals will often “shop” for vehicles in parking lots by peering inside to look for valuable items left inside the vehicle, navigation systems, and radio systems. Without a tinted window, criminals can easily see what is inside a vehicle. Many vehicles will contain expensive electronics, briefcases, and even factory radios that will attract criminals.
Even if a vehicle does not appear to offer any valuables to criminals, thieves commonly target vehicles with clothing or other inexpensive items in the vehicle, as some thieves assume that individuals willing to leave items in the vehicle will leave valuables inside it. The ideal approach to security is to give the thieves no knowledge of what is in the vehicle.
Tinted windows can also help protect the people inside the vehicle. For individuals who are at risk of an attack, such as political figures, dark tinted windows can make it difficult to determine the exact position of an occupant inside the vehicle. This can enhance the security of the individuals inside the vehicle.
Some drivers have elevated privacy requirements. This can be due to an occupant’s elevated social profile, occupation, or simply because the individual values his or her privacy. Tinted windows can provide heightened level of privacy, ranging from merely darkening the occupants to nearly opaque levels.
Reducing sun glare can increase driver comfort. Tinted windows can filter out harsh sunlight that can get into a driver’s eyes or reflect off interior surfaces. Sun glare can also be hazardous to the driver and other drivers on the road. If a driver is temporarily blinded, the driver will not be in control of his or her vehicle.
Car window tinting can also prevent flying shards of glass from injuring the driver in the event of a collision. Tempered glass comprises most side and rear automobile windows. In the event that the glass is struck, tempered glass is designed to shatter into numerous small pieces to prevent large shards from becoming hazardous projectiles during a collision. These small projectiles can still cause small lacerations, and glass in the eye can cause serious injuries. Tinted windows hold the particles together, but allow for a malleable surface so that the glass does not pose a hazard to the driver in the event of a collision.