There always seems to be an intriguing luster experienced when a limo drives by. You are left wondering who the special person is on the inside. Even at celebrity red-carpet events or diplomatic processions, paparazzi and groupies eagerly await curbside for someone to step out of the mysteriously dark vehicles.
OK, so maybe you aren’t a celebrity, diplomate, or even a VIP. Fortunately, window tinting is not reserved for the elite. Not to mention that window tinting serves to do more than maintain privacy and create mystery. Today, here at TSA Custom Car and Truck shop, we will explore window tinting usage.
Laws of window tinting
To start, it would be good to note the rules and regulations of window tinting. Many states have tough laws surrounding window tint. Nevada, however, does not.
VLT% is the unit of measurement that describes the darkness of the tint shade. It measures the amount of visible light that is allowed in through the tinting film and light combined.
You may have any tint level on your rear window and your backside windows on cars in Nevada. Only tints with more than 35% VLT are allowed on the front side windows, and only non-reflective tint above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line is permitted on your windshield. Nevada also carries other specific laws regarding window tinting, and a whole overview of Nevada’s policies can be found here.
Benefits of window tinting
Protection from harmful UV rays.
Add up all the time you spend in your car during an average week. Your car gets you virtually everywhere you need to be, and with the AC on, you might not realize just how much time that means you are sitting in direct sunlight.
Even lower-level window tinting can eliminate up to 99.9% of the harmful UVA/UVB rays flowing into your car. The tint will also protect from direct and indirect glare, which can be more dangerous than just sunlight and cause driving distractions. Glare can come from snow or water or other cars and will intensify the effects of harmful rays. A solid window tint can not only save your car but also yourself.
The same rays that are harmful to your skin and eyes are also harmful to your car’s interior. It can cause the leather to crack and upholstery to fade. This also means you use less energy with tinted windows because your AC won’t have to work so hard to stay cool.
Protection from potential theft and glass shattering.
With your windows tinted, you can rest a bit more assured when parking in a sketchy neighborhood. Making it harder to see inside your vehicle lessons the chance of a passerby spotting that iPhone you left on your seat and breaking into your car.
If your window is broken in an accident or vandalization, the tinted film acts as a binding agent keeping shards of glass held together.
Costs of window tinting
When you’re shopping around for window tints, it depends on what type of tint you’re looking for and what kind of car. These are the two main determining factors in the price of your window tint.
With modern window tinting, there are many different types, grades, and colors of tints. For example, your regular window tinting shop could have dyed, metalized, ceramic, carbon, or colored tints. Do a little research to see what type would fit you and your car the best before you go in. Because of the wide variety of window tints, you could find a cheap tint job for $50 for your sedan or spend close to $1,000 for something a little more high performance.
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