The Benefits of Car Window Tinting

Stereo Depot
3 min readFeb 21, 2018


Window tinting has more benefits than just making your car look cooler than everyone else’s. It offers protection against heat and sun, glare, fading, and harmful UV rays.

Heat and Sun

While it is commonly known that sun can fade paint on a car, many people are less aware that interior damage is also a concern when the sun beats down on your vehicle. Potential vehicle damage from sun exposure and high temperatures inside your car is rarely noted. The cracking and fading can devalue your vehicle and create repair costs. Cracks in the dashboard and seats can occur, and the steering wheel can also show damage in the form of cracks from the heat beating through your windows all day. The interior upholstery and carpets of the car can also fade from the sun’s rays. Depending on the type of tinting film selected for your vehicle, it can cut from 15% to 96% of incoming light, which will prolong the interior quality of your vehicle and keep you cooler on those hot summer days.


One of the most underrated causes of car accidents is glare. Even a few seconds of glare induced blindness is long enough to cause an automobile accident. Glare can be caused by low angled sunlight and by car headlights at night. While sun induced glare only occurs during certain times of the day in fair weather, headlight glare is an ever-present hazard at night. Sunlight induced glare can make it difficult to see the brake lights of the car ahead of you as well. Some dashboard objects can cause overhead sunlight to reflect off of them and back to the windshield, and then into your eyes. Window tint can reduce or eliminate glare, keeping you safer and eliminating the costs of accidents due to glare.


The sun is 93 million miles away from the earth. Radiation from this distant source, including Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, enters your car through the windows. Solar radiation is the main cause of car interior fading. The sun’s energy is made up of three distinct parts — UV, visible, and infrared radiation. While visible light, artificial light, heat, humidity, age of fabrics, and fabric dyes all play a part in fading, UV radiation is responsible for about 40–60 percent of the damage. Protecting your car interior against UV radiation is important in all types of climates, whether sunny and warm, or cloudy and cold. Window tint products can block up to 99% percent of UV radiation, and filters the sun’s light, allowing the desirable, visible radiation through and blocking harmful, invisible UV radiation.

UV Rays

Destructive, long term damage to interiors (and exteriors) occurs with extensive exposure to UV rays. In addition, People who get a lot of UV exposure are at greater risk for skin cancer. Even though UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun’s rays, they are the leading cause of the sun’s damaging effects on the skin. UV rays damage the DNA of skin cells. Skin cancers start when this damage affects the DNA of genes that control skin cell growth, causing a cumulative penetrating effect that goes deep into the skin and can silently accelerate the aging process, cause wrinkles and skin cancer. In fact, research shows that drivers in the U.S. have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving! Why put up with this risk when you don’t have to? Our window tinting in San Diego CA blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays, and is quick, affordable, and durable.