Keeping Out the Sun With Auto Glass Tinting
In areas of the United States that get a lot of sun, especially in California, one common feature you will see on cars is auto glass tinting. Window tinting not only makes a car look great, while lending it an air of mystery, it also helps keep you safe. The reason is that the auto glass tinting reduces VLT, which is visible light transmission. This is what comes through the car windows and it can make it hard to drive when you can’t see because of the sun. As well, it is possible to get sunburned through the windows of a car, so auto glass tinting can prevent that and even skin cancer.
The great thing about window tinting is that you can still see easily out the window when your window is tinted. You protect your eyes and your skin, while at the same time staying safe on the road. The only problem is when it comes to the evening. Auto glass tinting can make it difficult to see the road at night and this is why laws are in place throughout the United States to ensure that drivers can spot hazards at night through the tinting.
The lowest tinting percentage can be found in New Mexico, where there can only be a 20 percent tinting level. That means the glass can only be 20 percent tinted. The highest percentage allowed can be found in California, where cars in Los Angeles can be tinted to 70 percent.
Tinting your windows can make your car look great. Often tinted windows are a common feature of sports cars. You can tint any window but additional laws may apply to tinting your front windshield. Generally, the back and side windows will be used for tinting as they are easier and have more lax laws associated with their tinting.
Installing auto glass tinting is something that a professional tinting company should do. You can install your own tinting using tinting kits, but the problem is that incorrectly installed tinting films can start to bubble and peel and that will make your tinting project look horrible. Auto glass tinting companies use special tools to install the film to make it look professional. Many consumers who install their own tinting find that it is very difficult to install the tinting on rear windows because of the curvature. Extra care needs to be taken in this regard to ensure that the sizing and cutting is accurate. This is another reason why it is best if the tinting is done by a professional company rather than yourself. Another thing some consumers don’t do is adequately clean and wipe of the window. Failure to do this can cause peeling and an uneven surface for the tinting film. Auto glass companies use special soap solution to put on the glass before putting on a film layer. You also get a warranty when you have your tinting installed by a professional company.
Tinting your car windows makes your car look great and can even up the resale value of the car if you are going to sell it down the road. Just make sure a professional installs it.