Children can learn from an early age just how powerful the sun is when it is directed through glass. To learn the lesson, they may use a magnifying glass of some kind to set light to a piece of paper, but hopefully in controlled conditions! Adults should also pay attention to this phenomenon, however, and especially when it comes to their automobile. In this case, they should worry about those damaging rays and how they can concentrate within the cabin of the vehicle, so they should take steps to treat their windows. What options are available?
While some higher end cars may feature windows that have been specially treated, many do not, and in this case, it's a good idea to look at aftermarket window tint options. When this is done right, the power of the sun will be considerably reduced, and this will help to prevent those UV rays from penetrating the cabin while reducing internal heat.
Dealing With Regulations
However, this type of application needs to be done correctly and in accordance with Australian laws. Strict rules are in place that determine just how dark those windows can be, and if your vehicle is fitted with a nonconforming product, you could face a fine.
It is also important to ensure that the film is applied correctly, and this is quite a specialised job. If it is not done properly, air bubbles can materialise, and this will not just look terrible but could cause visibility issues as well. It's worth remembering that the cheapest materials on the market may be applied correctly in the first place, but those bubbles could nevertheless appear in the months ahead as the glue starts to lose its hold.
Darker Is Not Always Better
Some people think that you should fit the darkest shade that you are legally allowed to get away with, and that this is bound to be better. However, this is not necessarily the case, as the higher-quality tints based on ceramic or spectral selection are far more effective, even though they are not quite as dark.
Always make sure that you work with top-quality installers who know what they are doing and will always work within the letter of the law. They will guarantee that the tint is applied correctly and that it will conform with the rules in not just your state, but in neighbouring states as well. After all, you don't want to worry about those blue, flashing lights in your rear view mirror!