Of all the accessories one can buy for a vehicle, there are plenty out there that make your car look “cool” but can they keep your car cool? Tinted car windows fall under the latter category and have increased in popularity over the years.
But what are the benefits of tinted car windows?
It’s not getting hot in here
No matter where you go in the UAE, you’ll see cars with tinted windows and there is a good reason for this. Tinting your car windows can reduce heat inside the cabin by up to 70% with low transparency window tint.
On top of that, your a/c won’t have to work as hard to cool down the cabin and this will take some pressure off the engine.
Be aware that the legal maximum tint you can have in the UAE as a civilian is 50%. Anything higher will result in a fine from the authorities.
Protect the cabin
Direct sunlight is not only hot and bright, but it can also do some serious damage to your interior including cracking the dashboard and leather seats.
Cracking isn’t the only thing to be aware of. Colours can fade too and certain materials can also unstick themselves and start hanging down
Tinted car windows are healthy
Yes, there are actual health benefits to having tinted windows in your car. A high-quality tint can block 99% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and keep your skin protected while driving.
Driving in direct sunlight exposes your skin to direct sunlight and being in the sun too long can cause sunburns. Wear sunglasses as well to protect your eyes.
Protect the windows
In case of an accident, the window tint keeps it all together and prevents the glass from shattering into fragments. The obvious benefits that in the event of an accident, you and your passengers will be safe from shards of glass flying all over the place.
Keep it private
Tinting your car windows shields you from unwanted eyes. Certain tint levels are harder to see through shielding unwanted eyes peering in. Just remember that the maximum tint percentage you can have in the UAE as a civilian is 50%.
It also deters thieves away from your vehicle. Leaving anything valuable including laptops and phones etc, and having tints, will give that extra boost of confidence your car and its contents are safe.
Tinted windows are just a small part of keeping your car cool during the summer. For more helpful tips on how to keep your car cool during the summer heat in the UAE.