The Benefits of Tinted Auto Windows
Strawberry, Roosevelt, and Safford drivers: It does not take a full summer of living in Arizona to notice vehicles can become unbearably hot inside, even with the air conditioner running full blast. When I first moved to Arizona, my vehicle did not have tinted windows. I had never experienced the immense heat this state offers and any passengers I had were miserable. It was not until I purchased my next car that I truly understood the benefits of having my windows tinted. The inside of my car was cooler, I had more protection from the sun’s UV rays, and my car was more secure due to the added durability and privacy the tint on the windows provided.
Auto window tinting can reduce temperatures up to sixty-nine percent, my passengers were happy and I spent less time driving with my air conditioning running at full blast. Even when I had to park in the sun, I was climbing in and out of a much cooler car. The interior of any vehicle left in the sun can exceed 130 degrees, but window tinting slows down the amount of heat absorbed by the interior of the vehicle.
I was now more protected from, not only the discomfort of too much heat, but also from the dangers of UV light, the source of the sun’s energy. Though the auto glass itself slows short UV wavelength transmission, the auto glass does not protect as well from the long wavelength of UV light that the sun transmits. Window tinting reduces the burning impact of UV light on our skin by reducing the amount of UV light within a vehicle’s interior by up to ninety-nine percent. This is a significant amount, especially when considering that research shows drivers are more prone to cancer on exposed skin, typically closest to a vehicle’s windows.
There are other benefits of auto glass tinting as well. Additional privacy and security for your vehicle's occupants and contents, by hiding things from the view of potential smash-and-grab criminals. Window tinting contributes to holding pieces of glass together when broken and provides protection for the interior surfaces of your vehicle from aging factors such as fading and cracking.
Residents of Strawberry, Roosevelt, and Safford: Before tinting automobile windows, it is a good idea to become familiar with Arizona state law governing its use as laws vary by state. In Arizona, no less than thirty-three percent of available light may pass through the front two auto windows leaving a maximum allowable sixty-seven percent of light deflected. There are no parallel Arizona state restrictions regarding the back and back side windows, meaning there are more choices for the degree of tint protection on these windows including any colour choices other than red-amber.
How many Ultraviolet Rays does our Sunlight have?
- a) 1
- b) 3
- c) 5
Answer: b) Sunlight contains three types of ultraviolet rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC.
Had I known this information when I first moved to Arizona, I most likely would have had window tinting applied right away. The amount of protection from the sun’s UV rays and the sun’s heat, in addition to the added security provided, makes it well worth dropping off a vehicle to have tinting applied to the windows. Now that I drive a car with window tinting, I would have it no other way.
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