It may seem like something outside the norm to tint your windows in winter. Yes, it’s a strange concept to think about but there are some very good reasons behind it. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of tinting car windows during winter.
Because of grit on the road and snow on your window screen, yes winter isn’t great for driver vision behind the wheel. Also, in winter, there are frustrating times in the early morning or evening when the sun is low. Combine this with the mist in the air and it’s nearly impossible to see through the windscreen.
If there is ice on the roads, having a darker window can allow you to see this better especially on those tricky bends. Sometimes you may encounter an on-coming driver whose headlights impair your vision, so you can’t notice any ice.
Snow can also easily reflect the sun’s rays through your car windscreen. Having a darker window means less glare, therefore making it easier to see!
A Warmer Car
A dark tint on your windows means an extra layer of protection. When the temperature drops in the winter, tinted windows can be beneficial to retain the heat that is lost through the glass. Your car will also warm up faster due to the added insulation. Ultimately, if your car warms up faster, this will save you time waiting for it to be ready to go. No one enjoys those cold mornings waiting for the car to warm up.
No Loss of Colour
Something that is easily missed in terms of benefits is the preservation of your car’s interior. You may have noticed that over time, the sun eventually fades things. Inside your car is no different. Leather seats and dashboards can slowly lose colour over time due to the sun’s rays. Tinting your windows keeps your car in mint condition and may even give you a better selling price should you decide to get a new vehicle.
Is Having Window Tints Not Dangerous in Winter?
After looking over the benefits tinting can bring, it’s clear to see that the benefits outweigh the negatives. You could argue that on a dark night when there is no obstruction, your view might be slightly worse.
However, in winter the main obstacles are the elements that increase the risk of an accident occurring. Reducing the risk of crashing your car is well worth the investment, but it’s only one of the reasons you should consider tinting your windows this winter.
If safety isn’t a selling point, something that you can’t argue is that they look fantastic. A clean car with window tints looks superb, especially in the winter sun which can make your car shine.
Sun glare is the main problem in the winter as trees have no leaves on them, leaving the sun to beam through directly onto your car. You may find that this causes a flickering effect on your windows, and this can impede your eyesight when driving.
Don’t leave your safety to chance and consider getting your windows tinted for the upcoming winter.
If you would like to find out more about getting your windows tinted, then get in contact with us as Fleet Motorglass and see how we can help get your windows tinted and more.