Window Tint: Can It Really Help Reduce Heat & Save Your Car's Interior?
It's no secret that cars can get incredibly hot inside. Almost everyone has heard that the interior of a car can quickly reach 100 degrees or more when the sun is shining and it's warm outside. This is why you should never leave your pet or children in the car because even a comfortable outside temperature can translate to way too much heat inside an enclosed car. Cracking the window open a little bit can help, but it often doesn't make it much cooler in the car and isn't going to make as much difference as a lot of people would think. But some options can decrease these temperatures.
The Windows Can Magnify Sunlight and Heat
Glass can make things hotter. Because glass magnifies the sunlight and there's zero air circulation with the windows up, it makes sense that an enclosed car will quickly reach a temperature that is hotter than what it is outside. Having less sunlight coming through the glass is one of the ways you can keep the interior of your car at a more comfortable temperature.
Does Window Tinting Really Work to Keep Your Car Cooler?
So, should you tint your windows to reduce the level of sunlight getting into your car? In short, yes. Tinting your windows helps in several ways, including reducing thermal rays and providing heat rejection. Even though these rays are reduced, the tint still allows enough sunlight through for you to see clearly. You can't avoid a rising temperature altogether, but there are specific levels of heat that are blocked, depending on what kind of tint you use.
Where Should You Get Your Windows Tinted?
When you want to reduce the thermal rays getting into your car, you should consider the type, shade, and quality of the tint to get the maximum benefit for the best price. Working with a quality shop that can explain your options and answer all your questions matters. You can see up to 35-45% heat rejection with standard tint, and up to 75-80% with some premium options. Contact us to see which is best for your vehicle.
Come see Concierge Auto Repair today to talk about your window tinting choices. While you're there, don't forget your free Seasonal Check Up. It includes a check of your cooling/heating system, brakes, all fluids, suspension, head, tail and brake lights, radiator and coolant, belts and hoses, tires, and dash warning lights.