If you spend a lot of time in your car, you know how hot the sun can make the inside of your car. But have you ever considered what those rays might be doing to your skin as well? In addition to being dangerous for your skin, the glare of the sun can also cause many accidents on the road. For this reason, many drivers who spend a lot of time in their car and on the road invest in window tinting. For cars with a car wrap that promote a business, it can also be a good way to keep people from peering in or to keep the advertising a little more anonymous.
Why Should I Look Into A Window Tinting Service Or a Car Wrap?
Your Skin’s Health
Recent studies have shown that being exposed to UVA rays regularly and for longer periods of time through windows can accelerate how fast your skin ages by as much as seven years. It doesn’t matter how many anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams you may be using at home or at night, if you’re sitting in your car during rush hour for an hour or more, basking in the sun. If you have auto glass that absorbs UV, a study found that skin cell death was reduced by over 90%. The films or tints that are used on car windows these days are highly effective — they can block out 99,99% of UV rays. Even if car windshields are treated to block some UV rays, your side windows can let in over 60% of UVA radiation. Not good! A car wrap can not only help protect your paint job, but it can also reduce UV radiation.
We’ve all experienced that sudden burst of light as the sun hits our windshield in just the right way, where for a sudden heartstopping moment, you can’t really see anything, or what you can see seems skewed. Unfortunately, this kind of glare causes around 3,000 accidents every year — but can be alleviated with car window tinting. Car crashes have of course been studied, and have found that in accidents caused by sun glare, 80% of drivers incapacitated by the glare hit other drivers, as opposed to over 50% of drivers who hit other drivers even when not impacted by the sun’s glare.
How Much Do These Services Cost?
Car window tinting can run you anywhere from $100 to $400, depending on the size of your vehicle and the quality of the tint you choose. The cheaper versions can often be bought online as kits that you apply yourself, but the chances are likely that you’ll want to go to a professional who runs a tinting service to have it done. Doing it yourself can often result in unsightly air bubbles or having the tint peel off soon after application.
Help protect not only yourself, but others, by looking into window tinting. You may also find that your car is more bearable on hot days because the tinting helps reduce the heat building up in your vehicle as well.