We’ll cover tinted windows in today’s article. Cars with tinted windows have become increasingly popular in recent years.
The ability to dramatically alter the appearance of an automobile using a tinted film on the windows has made this product increasingly popular in recent years. There are numerous advantages to using window film, whether it’s on the back window or all of the windows.
Advantages of tinted car windows.
There are several genuine benefits to using automobile foil that go far beyond the visual. It provides UV and thermal protection, among other benefits.
- A great advantage would be that the tinted film applied to the windows will give you a much greater intimacy. In the case of a longer drive, passengers can sleep peacefully without showing up. Or you can leave goods in the car without being afraid that they will attract thieves because they will not be able to look inside.
- Another reason why you should apply tinted film to the car windows is that it acts as a pair of sunglasses, significantly reducing the influence of ultraviolet rays on passengers. They will not be disturbed or affected in any way by the sun, they will be able to enjoy the journey.
- Also, tinted windows will reduce fuel consumption during the summer. Why? Well, the tinted film offers very good protection against sunlight (doesn’t let the heat get in the car). Once the heat does not get into the car so easily, you will no longer have to start the air conditioning to the maximum because it does not cope with cooling the cabin.
- At the same time, the tinted film also protects the upholstery, the front board and the elements of wood, plastic or leather contributing to the extension of their life span. Exposing to the sun, the leather dries, hardens and cracks, the plastic tends to soften, fade, crack and become brittle, and the wood color fades over time.
- The exterior design can be changed very much after applying a tinted film on the windows, it will radically change its appearance. Regardless of whether the car you drive is elegant or sport, the film will highlight the style/aggressiveness of the car.
How long does a tinted film last on a window?
In some mysterious way, tinting your windows transforms your car’s appearance from the outside in as well as the inside out. A tinted film is an excellent long-term investment because it can last up to five years.
Even though the foil is ornamental, it is designed to survive all kinds of weather conditions and hence is unaffected by them. In addition, the windows will be shielded from scratches, heat, and cold, and the inside will always be nice.
An anti-theft tinted screen is also an option, but even a simple one will keep criminals from seeing inside the vehicle.
Anti-theft films are far more durable than the windows on which they are applied. Anti-theft film demonstration videos can be found on the Internet, and they demonstrate the film’s resistance. Even in the event of a car accident, the windows will not shatter since the film that covers them will keep them together.
How long does it take to tint your car windows?
The tinted film installation process can take up to two hours, and the cost is dependent on the film’s quality and the vehicle’s size.
Is it legal or not to have tinted windows on a car?
Some European and American rules require a minimum transparency of 75% in the driver’s field of vision for the windshield. The side windows on the front of the vehicle must be at least 70 percent transparent. Transparency can be as low as 70% for the remaining windows. However, there may be differences in national legislation on this issue.
Tinted or transparent (protective) window film needs to be properly certified and, in certain cases, labelled before it can be applied to your automobile, and it can only be done at an authorized workshop. If the car has exterior rear vision mirrors on both sides, the rear window is not considered to play a vital role in the driver’s visibility.
Only the side rear windows and the back glass of the automobile are typically tinted by most drivers. However, in some countries, these films can also be installed on the front windows.
For added safety, you can apply an anti-UV film to the windshield (you may have noticed automobiles with purple windscreens; this is because they have this type of film applied) to prevent cracking or scratches caused by wipers when traveling at high speeds.
Especially if you want to drive legally, it’s best to use only a protective windscreen film (one that is 100 percent transparent). Light adaptable film is another term for this.
What exactly is a light-adaptive film?
Normally, when exposed to sunlight, this light-adaptive film closes (tints) and opens (becomes transparent).
Protecting the driver’s eyes but still allowing for optimal sight in dim light is the goal of this feature. A great purchase for frequent drivers, in particular. Infrared solar glass is also known as a factory-installed feature on some high-end vehicles.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that violators, if found in traffic, may be forced to forfeit their vehicle registration until the issue is resolved, or maybe lose their vehicle altogether. There will also be a hefty punishment. There are also technologies that can tell you how transparent the windows really are.
How much does it cost to tint car windows?
Depending on the type of film, colored and protective films might cost anywhere from $ 200 to $ 3000. The benefits of colored film far outweigh the cost, and it’s a worthwhile investment.
Here are some rules may or may not apply to the tinted film on the windows
- Regardless of the mounting technology (with or without disassembly), the plastic film is applied only on the inside of the windows, relative to the vehicle;
- Never apply the plastic film, regardless of the light transmittance value on the windscreen of vehicles;
- For windows other than the windscreen, which are in the driver’s field of vision, the normal light transmittance for the assembly of the initial glass and the applied film must not be less than 70%. It turns out that a film with a light transmittance of at least 70% can be applied to the windows mentioned above only if they are clear (colorless).
- For the windows in the driver’s field of vision, the normal light transmittance for the assembly made of the initial glass and the applied foil must not be less than 70%. However, if the vehicle is equipped with two exterior rear-view mirrors (left and right), these windows are considered to be no longer part of the backward field of vision and therefore the light transmittance for the whole assembly may be less than 70%.
- If the vehicle is equipped with the additional stop lamp (S3, S4) installed inside the car cabin and whose light is diffused through the rear window glass, then the applied film must not obstruct the light area of the lamp.
- After installation, the films should not have any crease, ruptures or scratches that affect the visibility or distort the image optically. On each window, the certification mark for the type of film applied and a specific label to the economic agent that will identify it (name, authorization number) and specify the final transmission of the glass will be applied.
- The assembly of the films on the windows provided with defrosting systems is allowed only if they are included in the glass mass. It is not allowed to mount the films on the windows provided with defrosting systems applied to the glass.