There is nothing quite like the warm sun in Western Australia smiling down on you. However, there is also nothing quite like opening your car door and being blasted with hellish heat then touching your steering wheel (or any surface of your car) and feeling your skin sizzle.
It is no secret that the climate in Western Australia can be beautiful or brutal, depending on how you have prepared for it. One of the easiest and most effective ways you can alleviate the problem of a scorching hot car is by having your windows tinted.
Many car owners indeed choose window tinting as a way to make their car look fantastic. Remember that there are many reasons tinting your car windows is practical. These reasons include:
Protecting Your Car’s Interior
Think of the sun’s rays bearing down on you hour after hour, for weeks, months, even years. Will you experience any ill effects? Of course, you will. The same is true for your car. Constant exposure to the sun and its damaging ultraviolet rays takes a toll on your car’s interior. Exposure to direct sunlight can damage the inside of your vehicle in the following ways:
- Cause cracking of interior surfaces
- Fade cars upholstery and permanently damage leather seats
- Discolour the inside of your car
- Occasionally heat from the sun can melt plastic items that may be in your vehicle. This can be a particularly big problem if you have children who leave things in the car that are unknown to you
- Cause damage to electronic devices left in the car
Reducing Exposure to Cancer-causing Uv Rays for You and Your Passengers
It is a common misconception that you are safe from the sun’s harmful rays while inside your car. While the front windscreen does provide a measure of protection, the side and rear windows do not offer any relief from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Increase the Security of Items Inside Your Vehicle
As society is increasingly active, we all need easy access to our belongings no matter where we travel. For many people, this means loading necessities in their car that are for use later that day. Unfortunately, a handy selection of items in plain view is something thieves notice right away.
However, when you tint your car windows, everything inside is much less visible. This makes your car a less enticing target. Thieves want to grab what they want and go as quickly as possible. Taking the time to attempt to peer through tinted windows is not an option.
Inhance the Comfort of Your Car
Not only is baking in the sun all day bad for your car, but it also makes the interior extremely uncomfortable for those who enter your vehicle. Your car’s air conditioner will expend more energy, trying to cool the interior to a comfortable temp. Cooling to a pleasant level may take a great deal of time, depending on the temperature inside your car.
Reduce the Costs of Running Your Car
Tinting your windows also helps you save money. Your car will lose fuel efficiency when the air conditioner runs all of the time.
Is applying a car window tint a do-it-yourself sort of activity?
While you can purchase a kit and try to tint your own windows, the quality of the window tinting products is essential. Not all window tints are professional grade. Some manufacturers do not make tints to hold up against the harsh Australian climate. Additionally, applying window tint takes a great deal of practice. Many do-it-yourselfers find waves and bubbles in their window tint because of poor application.
What are the laws concerning car window tinting in Australia?
There are several key facts to keep in mind when discussing car window tinting in Australia.
- The laws governing window tinting vary throughout the various states and territories in Australia.
- Generally, states and territories base tinting limits on a measure called Visible Light Transmission or VLT. The VLT of a tint is the percentage of light that comes through the tinting.
- In Western Australia, the VLT for driver and front passenger windows is 35 per cent. Any windows behind the driver must meet a VLT of 20per cent.
- All Australian states and territories forbid the use of tinting on the front windscreen of a vehicle.
- The owner of the vehicle is responsible for knowing and abiding by the window tinting regulations regardless of the location of the car. This includes used cars purchased with tint on the windows.
Are there any kinds of window tints that make the windows on my car stronger?
Yes, mobile security window tinting is about ten times thicker than traditional window tinting film. It helps if there is an attempted break-in or if road debris hits your window.
Window tinting on your car is a smart way to take care of your car, your passengers, and yourself all with one product. If you need guidance regarding window tinting feel free to contact Window Tinting Perth with your questions or concerns.