Tips to Remember When Considering Car Window Tinting

Car window tinting can give your vehicle a great sporty look and also works to protect the interior from fading and keeps you cooler in summer months. It can reduce glare when you're driving as well. Not all window tint for cars is alike, so you need to ensure you choose the right type for your car and don't cause a hazard with your window tint. Note a few tips to remember before you buy any type of film or bring your car to a shop to have the windows tinted.

1. Think of your needs for tinting

If you just want your car to look good then you can usually choose a standard window tint with a bit of color. However, remember that not all window tinting films actually block UV rays from the sun or reduce glare. If you live in the tropics or otherwise need actual sun protection when driving, note these details about any type of film before you have it installed. Some film might offer more deflection of the sun's rays than others, and some colors or shades of tinting might work better at blocking glare.

2. Be sure you've checked laws

Some areas have laws about window tinting, as they feel that police should be able to look inside a car and see what's going on if it's been pulled over. Note any local laws about tinting before you have this work done; usually a shop can tell you what laws there are, but it's good to ask especially if you take your car to a shop not near your home, as their local laws may be different than yours.

3. Consider where not to tint

Be cautious about adding dark tint to a side or rear mirror. If you are legally allowed to tint these objects and must have them tinted, be sure you choose a lighter shade of tint that won't interfere with your vision.

4. Note your own night vision

You may love the look of dark tint on a car, but consider your own night vision. Many people have problems with driving in the dark when they reach a particular age and their vision starts to worsen, or you may have a problem seeing roads in the dark no matter your age. If you already have a hard time making out street signs, the distance of traffic in front of you, and other such objects when on the road at night, choose a light shade of tint so you don't make the problem worse and possibly even cause an accident.