The Pros and Cons of Window Tinting

One of the most common vehicle upgrades involves window tinting to your vehicle which can be added to keep some light out of your car.

If you’re considering whether or not to add window tinting to your baby, here are some of the pros and cons you should keep in mind.

The Pros of Window Tinting

Other than just looking cool, there are a number of benefits to adding tint to your windows.

Filter Incoming Light

One of the most practical elements of window tinting is that it filters incoming light. By blocking ultraviolet (UV) light, both the interior of your car and your passengers’ skin is protected. UV light can damage the high-quality materials that make up your interior. It is also known to damage skin cells, create cataracts, and accelerate aging.

Improves Your Vision

Another benefit of blocking incoming light is that it improves your overall vision. Just a little bit of filtering equates to a safer drive. You’ll also reduce the amount of heat that builds up in your car on sunny days. Another thing to consider is that if the light is being blocked from coming into your car, it also reduces what other people can see. That means would-be thieves will have less temptation when walking by.

Extra Protection

Window tint adds an extra layer of protection to your windows. While your windshield is made of glass and plastic laminate that doesn’t shatter, your side and rear mirrors will burst into a million pieces on impact. Adding tint helps keep these pieces from flying all over the car in case there is an accident.

Potential Cons of Window Tinting

The parts that make window tint so amazing can also lead to some problems. Here are a few potential drawbacks of using window tint:

Impaired Vision

If you end up with a darker tint, you might actually have a harder time seeing properly under certain conditions. A low-light situation like night driving or going through a tunnel make it especially hard to see the road, which could lead to problems on the road.

Check Your Local Laws

While window tint is legal across the country, there are limits to how dark tint can be. If you go darker than allowed, you could find yourself being pulled over or ticketed. In some cases, your car could be deemed unlawful to drive. Make sure you check your local laws and regulations before you add tint; don’t always trust your installer to select the right darkness.

Aftermarket Problems

One of the problems with aftermarket tinting is that it may eventually crack, bubble, or peel. Not only can these problems reduce visibility, but they also take away the cool look you get with tinting. Fixing a damaged tint requires removing it and reapplying, which can take a good amount of time and comes with a high price. That’s why you want to make sure any tinting you do uses quality material and a skilled installer.

There are plenty of great reasons to add window tinting to your car. Most of the potential pitfalls can be avoided if you choose the right tint and have it installed correctly. Make sure you weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. Adding tint can protect your vehicle, add safety and security, and increase your car’s style. It’s definitely worth considering.