If you are purchasing a used car, you may want to consider tinting the windows. Before you do this, however, you need to check your state laws to make sure it is legal for you to tint your windows. The used car dealership may be able to tell you these laws. If not, when you take your car to the automotive technician to apply the tinting, they will likely know of the laws for your state. Below are three benefits of having tinting on your windows.
Protect You from the Sun
When you drive your car, you should be concerned with skin cancer from the sun's harmful rays. There are three types of ultraviolet rays you should know about:
- UVA rays have the shortest wavelength and are associated with wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer.
- UVB rays are slightly longer than UVA rays, and are the rays you can blame for causing you sunburn. UVB rays can also cause skin cancer.
- UVC rays have the longest wavelength, and they do not reach the ground. For this reason, UVC radiation likely does not cause skin cancers.
The windshield on your car is different than your side windows, as it is made with two pieces of glass that have a piece of plastic in between the two pieces. UV filters, such as UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, cannot get through plastic, so you don't have to worry about tinting your windshield. However, you can protect yourself from these rays from your other windows. If you have your windows down, make sure you wear sunscreen, especially on your left arm and left side of your face.
Protect Your Car
Tinting your car windows can also protect your car. The sun's rays can shine into your car's interior and permeate the seat covers, dash, flooring, and anything else that is exposed. This can cause colors to fade inside your car, as well as cause your seats, dash, etc. to become brittle and crack over time. It also keeps your steering wheel from being too hot when you touch it when you get inside your hot car.
Protect You in a Car Wreck
Your car's windshield can protect you if you are in a wreck, but your side windows will not. However, adding tinting film to your windows can make it so that the glass doesn't shatter all over you and the passengers in your car.
Some car dealerships have a mechanics on their property. If allowed in your state, they may be able to tint your car windows for you before you even drive your car from their lot. If you're looking for a used vehicle, visit College Ford Lincoln.