Beat the Summer Glare with Tinted Windows

July 23, 2018 | Categories: Installation Professional Installation window tint window tinting 

There’s nothing that wears on you more than going on a road trip and forgetting your sunglasses. The constant glare of the sun on the highway eventually makes your eyes tired and your head ache, making you irritated and cranky by the end of the day. That’s no fun for you or for anyone else in the car. You long for the cover of darkness - or perhaps a tunnel through the mountains - so that you can rest your eyes. But you have places to go and can’t stop for a break. What if you could block that glare so that sunglasses weren’t even needed? Tinting your windows can do that.

Mobile One Auto Sound offers window tinting services in New Orleans and the surrounding metro areas. With three convenient locations in Metairie, Gretna, and Covington, they’ve got the metro New Orleans area covered. They’ll be happy to talk with you about the benefits of tinting your windows. It not only reduces summer glare; it offers a whole host of other benefits, too.

Don’t Let the Sunshine In

The number one goal of tinting your windows is to decrease the amount of light that comes into your vehicle. That’s it in a nutshell. Window tinting cuts down on something called visible light transference, or VLT. It’s essentially the amount of sunlight that comes into the car through the windows. There are various ways of decreasing the VLT in your car. The most common method is through tinting windows at the factory. Many new cars come with tinted windows these days, which makes it easy on consumers. The process is complete when the car is picked up at the dealership. The typical VLT on factory tinting ranges from approximately 74% to 85%, meaning that’s how much light is allowed in through the car’s windows. In other words, factory tinting typically cuts out somewhere between 15% and 26% of the available light.

More Blockage is Better

For some people, that’s not enough. Strong sunlight coming in through the car windows is hard on your eyes, heats the car up uncomfortably, and causes damage to the interior of the car. The dashboard and seats may fade and crack over time because of the effects of the sun. The sun’s UV rays are also damaging to your skin. This is where aftermarket tinting products come into play. Aftermarket window tints are available in a wide range of VLT levels, some as low as 2.5%. The lower the VLT, the more of the sun’s rays are blocked, and tinted windows can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Aftermarket window tints are a great way to cut down on that summer glare, protect the interior of your car, protect your skin, and lower the internal temperature of the car on those hot summer days.

When most people think of tinted car windows, they think of very dark car windows. However, there are superior, high-quality window tinting products that block glare, can reduce the inside temperature of your car by up to 39 degrees, block out more than 99% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, and are also visually clear, meaning they maintain the look of your vehicle without darkening the windows. These products are guaranteed against color fading and come with a limited lifetime warranty. You get all the benefits of having tinted windows but without the darkening effects.

Get the Tint You Want - But Know the Rules

Dark tinted windows have a strong following because they provide more privacy and security than lighter or clear windows do. Dark windows may allow passengers to change clothes in the car, for instance. Darker tinted windows also protect any items of value that are in the car from the eyes of bypassers outside. Dark windows also give the vehicle a more customized look which appeals to a lot of people. Window tinting products are available in many tint levels so you can easily achieve the look you want. However, state laws vary on this point. Many states have restrictions around how dark car windows can be, so before deciding to go with the ultimate in privacy, make sure you know the laws in your state. A professional window tinter should also be well-versed on state laws and regulations, so ask if you’re unsure of the rules in your state.

Use Professionals for the Installation

When tinting car windows, it’s essential to use high-quality products and have the job professionally done. While window films are readily available and relatively easy to apply, they’re difficult to apply well. Many window tinting films are subject to air bubbles if not applied correctly. There’s nothing that screams, “I did it myself,” more than a bubbled finish on your windshield. If you’re considering tinting your windows, use professionals like the ones at Mobile One Auto Sound. They’ve been tinting windows in New Orleans for over 25 years. They have the expertise to do the job right every time. The pros at Mobile One Auto Sound use only the best products, and they stand behind their work. Every time.

When it comes to tinting your windows, even a little bit goes a long way toward cutting down that summer glare and making your road trip more enjoyable. Stop by one of Mobile One Auto Sound’s three convenient locations - Gretna, Covington, or Metairie - and talk to them about window tinting options in New Orleans. They’ve been serving customers in the entire New Orleans metropolitan area, including Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Kenner, River Ridge, Elmwood, Harahan, Terrytown, Harvey, Marrero, Madisonville, and Abita Springs for more than 25 years. Exceptional customer service is their number one goal. Drive in and see them before you head out on your next road trip. Get your windows tinted and cut down on that summer glare!