Top 6 Reasons to Tint your Windows this Summer

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1) Get a FREE OUTLAW T-shirt

We are running a promotion for window tint and wanted to share the benefits of upgrading your vehicles tint! With the purchase of any tint here at OUTLAW we will gift our customers a free T-shirt until the end of August!

2) Block those harmful UV Rays

One of the leading causes of skin cancer is sun exposure. The New York Post shared insight which may be shocking to some. The average American will spend 152 hours commuting in their vehicle. The finding comes from a survey by OnePoll for

One of the risks of long car commuting is excessive time in the sun. Texas traffic is no joke, and the simplest way that you can block out harmful ultraviolet rays is by tinting your car windows.

Most window tints will block out 90-99% of harmful UV rays. Preventing sun exposure however is not the only benefit behind adding window tint. Window tint could significantly reduce the amount of energy the car seats, dashboard, and other areas inside the vehicle absorb thus reducing heating.

3) Texas is HOT — Keep that heat out!

Window tint materials come in different designs. Metallic, carbon, ceramic, or some variations of the three. The type of material and tint intensity will determine the total solar energy rejected (TSER). When shopping for tint make sure to check the manufacturers guarantee on how much TSER will be blocked. As a rule of thumb, darker tint will have higher TSER than films that are lighter and clearer.

The films with higher TSER result in less heating in your vehicle, both while driving and parked outside in the sun. By lowering the total amount of heat absorbed by your vehicle you will be able to save your air conditioning (AC) from working harder to cool down your vehicle. Your car will also start using less fuel to run you AC. Other benefits that will save you money also include longer lasting life. AC units which are overworked on hot summer months are more likely to fail or depreciate quicker. This results in more maintenance or replacement for your cooling unit.

Your AC is not the only part of your vehicle which will benefit from less sun energy. If you are looking to preserve your cars upholstery, window tint may be just the solution you are looking for.

Crew applying dark tint on customer's car
Crew applying dark tint on customer’s car

4) Cut the fade! Tint helps keep interiors looking fresh

Car upholstery looks best cleaned, varnished, and well-maintained. However, if your car upholstery is beginning to fade, look less finished, and lacking color, sun exposure and UV rays may be the reason behind it.

It is not just your car seats the experience damage, any finishes inside the vehicle in plastic, vinyl, or textile material will experience wear from prolonged exposure in the sun over years of use.

Leather is particularly susceptible to sun damage and will over time lose its touch, feel, and appeal if not properly protected against UV rays. Consider adding window tint to increase the longevity of your car’s interior and preserve more of your cars value over time!

5) Keep your ride on the down-low. Get to driving in privacy!

Get that cool, calm look with privacy tint and state-of-the-art solar blocking technology.

The most common reason why drivers enjoy window tint is for the added privacy and security.

There are different shades of window tint. Under Texas law all windows should allow 25% or more visible light transmission value (VLT).  There are exceptions but for the majority of people it is best not to go darker than 25% VLT.

Most window tints that have VLT values of 25% or more will grant the driver and passengers a much higher level of privacy and safety while preventing expensive fines and points on your license.

Fines for the first infraction can cost you anywhere from $20-25 and an order to remove the tint. Removing tint can be much more expensive than that, but receiving multiple fines will lead to larger fines up to $275.

Window tint percentages
Window tint percentages and visible light transmission value (VLT)

6) Less glare, safer driving.

Beyond all of the benefits listed above, window tint promotes safer driving. By blocking out sun glare and keeping your eyesight sharp, window tint can reduce the likelihood of obscured sight and thus wrecks. Window tint can also reduce glare from headlights at night.

Some people think window tint hinders visibility out of a vehicle but this is not true. Window tint simply prevents unwanted light and harmful sunlight from entering the car.

If you would like to tint your windows come down to OUTLAW Off-Road + Performance and we will consult you on how best to retrofit your vehicle. We are located at located at 12120 IH35N San Antonio. We specialize in lift kits, tires and rims, shocks, bumpers, accessories, leather seats, tint and wraps for 4X4 and pre-runner trucks.

Take advantage of our window tint promotion and receive a free OUTLAW T-shirt when you outfit your car with a brand new tint of your choice!

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