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Should I tint my windows?

By July 16, 2020 Insurance

The stifling heat wave from the past few weeks seems to have subsided a bit, but let’s face it: it’s still pretty hot. If your windows aren’t tinted, you probably dread stepping into your car, which has been baking in the parking lot and turning the interior of your car into an oven. A pretty simple way to alleviate this is by tinting your windows! But, should you do it?

Something to bear in mind is that tinting your windows is pretty difficult – we highly advise leaving it to the professionals. While they don’t charge an arm and a leg, it isn’t free, either – it’ll probably cost you somewhere from $100-$400, depending on the quality of work (many tint specialists offer several levels of protection) and your specific car. Again…should you do it? That really depends on how much the heat bothers you and if you’re easily able to part with that money. However, speaking as a car insurance company that has seen the statistics, we should tell you: tinted cars tend to get into fewer accidents. Why? Because they block a lot of the sun’s glare, increasing the eyesight of drivers.

Another plus in the favor of tinting your cars is the fact that, heat or no heat, the sun’s harmful rays enter your car through the windows. Though tinting won’t prevent all of the skin-damaging sun, it will prevent some. Good luck in your decision! If you choose to do it, bear in mind that tints sometimes peel or turn purple – prepare for this by getting a warranty.