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Why You Should Consider Window Tint For Your Car If You Haven't Already Done So

Mar 3, 2008
If you haven't thought of putting window tint on your car you probably live somewhere up north where the heat from the sun isn't as big a deal as it is in the south. Whether you have thought about it or not, by the time you get through my article you will probably want to have your windows tinted.

Some people wrongly think that window tint is for aesthetics or looks only but this is simply not the case. The functionality of the window tint is what is really important because if the tint is properly applied it can reduce the heat in your car by over sixty percent. It will also keep your interior from fading due to exposure to ultraviolet rays which can also weaken the structure of the fabric of your interior.

Another reason to apply window tint is for safety. Windows that have window tint applied to them can actually hold broken glass together and keep it from becoming airborne in an accident which protects those inside from being injured. Another safety issue is the protection window tint offers from the glare of the sun as well as bright headlights from an oncoming car.

From a privacy and security standpoint window tint can help protect you by not allowing a would be burglar to easily ascertain what you have in your vehicle. Most professional thieves are looking for a quick and easy target, having to get right up to the vehicle to see whether or not it is a worthwhile target is not what they want to have to do.

If you are using a window tint shop to apply the film for you then you should make sure that they have a good reputation and that they use quality products with solid guarantees. It is always good to get references and check them out with the Better Business Bureau before doing business with them. A good shop will give you a lifetime warranty against peeling and cracking of the window tint.

Another thing you want to do is examine the area that they use to apply the window tint. It should be an indoor area that is dust free much like a paint booth. If dust particles are present on the windows it will create lumps that will lead to air bubbles and then peeling and cracking. Any sign of air bubbles is a sure indicator of poor workmanship.

Once you have decided on a tint shop that you feel comfortable with you should make an appointment that will insure that you are taken care of in a timely manner. You may also want to arrange for a ride since the entire process may take a few hours.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about vintage cars as well as a car care products at http://www.5starshine.com
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