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Most people tint their car windows for privacy, but did you know that there are other benefits from doing so? Here are 6 reasons why you should tint your car windows.
Car window films or tint might be considered an aesthetic enhancement to many, but they actually provides many benefits to both driver and vehicle in the long run. In the following article, we'll be taking a look at six benefits that come with tinting your car window.
Find out what they are below:
1) It Keeps Your Car Cool
With the right window tint installed, you can effectively reduce the internal temperature of your car by 35 to 65%. When internal car temperature is cooler, you’ll rely less on your car’s A/C system. This in turn lessens your fuel consumption. Considering how Singapore is always warm and sunny, you’ll definitely save some cash in the long run by having your windows tinted.
2) It Protects Your Car’s Interior from Discolouring and Cracking
Cars are considered an asset by Singaporeans, and most car owners would want to protect their asset until they ready to sell or scrap it. By having tinted windows, car owners can protect their cars—especially if they have leather seats or wooden panels installed. Why? Tinted windows help block harsh sun rays from causing fading and discolouration to upholstery and leather. It also protects your car interior from cracking and warping—keeping your beloved vehicle looking new for a longer period.
3) It Makes You a Better Driver
Driving with the sun in your face is not only annoying, but it can also impede your driving and reaction when you’re on the road. By tinting your car windows, it shields your eyes from the sun and prevents glare from becoming a distraction. Besides sun rays, it also prevents “high beamers” from temporarily blinding you when driving at night.
4) It Shatter-Proofs Your Windows and Prevents Car Theft
Pasting a tinted film over your car windows can actually prevent it from shattering in the event of a car accident. In addition, it also serves as a security measure against car thieves as they’ll probably have a harder time identifying valuables left in your car.
5) It Protects Your Skin from Harmful Ultra-Violet (UV) Rays
Prolong exposure to UV rays can be harmful to your skin and lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. UV rays can even cause your skin to age faster. If you drive for extended periods of time during the day, installing tinted windows might not be such a bad idea.
6) It Enhances the Look and Appearance of Your Car
For those who drive “sports-like” cars, having tinted windows can actually enhance the overall look and feel of your vehicle. However, before you go nuts with tinted glass and films, kindly remember that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has several rules and regulations when it comes to vehicle modifications. For tinted glass and films, they must have a resultant light transmittance of at least 70% for the front windscreen and two front side mirrors. For the rear windscreen and rear passenger windows, they must let at least 25% of light through. Furthermore, any tinted films must not be reflective, and tinted glasses must comply with international recognised standards for safety. Visit One Motoring to learn more about window modifications.
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