One reason over 5.2 million people choose to live in Queensland is the weather. An average of over 300 sunshine days per year means plenty of sunshine abounds. However, the downside of all that light is the damage done by the UV rays. Protecting human skin is performed without a second thought, but when was the last time you considered the damage sun does to your car? Here are three reasons why having your vehicle's windows tinted will prolong its health.
UV rays commonly damage car interiors by leeching colour from anything they touch. The UV rays enter through the car windows and break down the colour pigment molecules. The pigment breakdown fades the interior and makes the item more brittle and prone to breakage. The Cancer Council Of Australia estimates tinted film blocks 99% of UV radiation. Therefore, window tint reduces the chance of UV related damage to your car interior.
With over 300 sunshine days per year in Queensland, you likely use your car's air conditioner quite often. With regular maintenance, the air conditioning unit should last as long as the life of your vehicle. However, after applying window tint, you will notice your car interior remains cooler for longer. This heat reduction occurs because of the blockage of the UV rays. The reduced interior heat means reduced air conditioning use, which means a decrease of coolant used and movable parts in the air con system. This decreased use means there is less chance of necessary repair, saving you money in the long term as your car ages.
Nobody wants to experience a broken car window, but a flying stone creates a glass crack in the blink of an eye. The thickness of the window tint is determined by what percentage of tinting is applied. The higher the tint percentage, the thicker the tint film. A thick tint film protects during a window breakage because it stops the glass from exploding into the car by holding it together. Therefore, the tint film reduces the chance of interior damage caused by sharp glass shards and drastically reduces the cost of repairing damage to your car's interior.
Now that you know how the window tint prolongs the health of your car, it is time to make an appointment to have the product applied. In Queensland, each window is limited on how much tint is legally allowed, so be sure to discuss with the tint installer how these limits impact your tinting wish list.
Contact a window tint service in your area for more information.