Tinted Windows Make for a Safer Ride
Protect your Car and Family with Tinted Windows
Many new vehicles come with tinted windows. These tinted windows do more than just help shield you from the sun. They can make your vehicle safer, and more pleasant to ride in.
As your choice for auto body repair in Billings, we want to make sure that you have the safest and most comfortable ride possible. Here are 7 reasons that you will want to have your windows tinted, or buy a vehicle that comes pre-tinted.
Avoid Overheating Yourself
As light passes through windows, many of the UV rays are converted to heat. Accompanied by the fact that the heat can’t escape means your vehicle heats up quickly when parked in the warm sun. When you get in, you are sitting in that hot vehicle. Even with the windows down and the AC blasting, it can have trouble cooling off.
Window tinting reduces the amount of light coming into your vehicle, and thus reduces how hot the vehicle will get. You experience a more comfortable ride.
Avoid Overheating Your Vehicle
Even if you don’t mind sitting in a hot car, extreme temperatures are never good for the working components. When your car is hot, and the AC is running, it puts strain on everything.
Keeping the interior cooler means you don’t blast the air conditioner as much. Less strain on the air conditioner means it lasts longer and your vehicle isn’t as prone to overheating (and more damage caused under the hood).
Protection in an Accident
If you’re in an accident, the force is often hard enough to break glass. Auto glass is designed to crumble away (as opposed to shatter) in order to minimize cuts and lacerations that can cause a person to bleed to death quickly. Window tinting makes that glass even safer.
The thin film that covers the glass will hold all those glass crumbles in one place. This means the chance of being cut is reduced even further.
Protection from an Accident
Window tinting goes one step further. When you’re out driving, you need keen eyesight. Glare from wet roads, sun off the windshield, snow, and more can cause you to temporarily be blinded.
Window tinting reduces the occurrence of being blinded by glares and reflections, and helps to prevent accidents.
While it’s not really a big deal if people look at you while you’re driving (unless you’re picking your nose of course), privacy extends beyond that. Your car is your personal property, and what’s inside is nobody’s business.
When thieves can easily see inside and see what you have, it can mean they are more likely to break the window and steal. While it’s not recommended to leave valuables in your vehicle, having them hidden with tinted windows means they’re less likely to be stolen.
Longer Lasting Interior
The sun does damage. Those harsh rays beating down, the heat factor, and time all mean that your interior will end up fading, leather seats crack, and plastic components dry out. Keeping the sunshine off means they will last longer.
Tinted windows reduce the amount of light coming into the vehicle. That means your interior lasts longer. When you have it professionally detailed (auto detailing is one service we offer here at Big Sky Collision Center), it will last even longer than that.
Protection for Younger Passengers
If you have kids, you know the frustration of having them keep their hats and sunglasses on. The younger they are, the harder it is. Accompany that with the fact that they don’t know well enough to look away from intensely bright lights, and you can have problems quickly.
When your windows are tinted, it’s like they’re wearing their sunglasses. Staring directly at the sun will still be damaging to their eyes, but the sun coming in their peripheral vision will be filtered.
Big Sky Collision Fixes Vehicles
Here at Big Sky Collision Center, our goal is to ensure that you have expertly done repairs that bring your vehicle back to full factory safety standards. If you have been in an accident, give us a call at 406-259-6328 and we can get you scheduled to have it fixed.