If you are driving a vehicle purchased within the last few years, chances are the windows have a factory dye applied.  This product makes the windows look dark however it provides little if any UV protection.  The suns UV rays are the leading cause of skin cancer.  Dark windows from factory dye do not make safe windows.

Most people think this factory is sufficient enough to provide them with the benefits of professional tint, but unfortunately that is not the case. While the factory tint may look “cool”, it won’t keep your vehicle feeling cool and it will not protect you and your family from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Here are two major reasons why factory window tint is not enough.

Complete UV protection

Fortunately, we are becoming very educated on of the dangers of skin cancer. We slather on sunscreen, we go to the dermatologist for routine skin exams, and we are constantly checking ourselves for skin oddities. What we don’t realize is that millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure when they’re hardly aware of it- in their cars! Shockingly, driving is linked to approximately 56% of skin cancers in the U.S. on the left side of the body. We have enough stresses and health concerns in our lives, and by investing in a quality window tint, we can ease our minds while driving. Fortunately, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program. However, factory window tint just does not offer the same protection as a professional window tint will. While a superior window film blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, factory window tint blocks essentially none.

Heat rejection

Factory tint is mainly installed for style and privacy, and while the darkened glass may provide some relief from the heat, it doesn’t compare to a high-quality aftermarket tint installation. Because factory tint is usually just dyed glass, it doesn’t provide the heat rejection or protection that superior window tint can provide. With the right window film, the team at Coastal Glass Tinting can help reduce the heat in your car by 60%. In the dead heat of a southeastern North Carolina summer, this makes a huge impact.

With our high-performance auto window tinting packages, Coastal Glass can help you find the perfect vehicle tint that takes care of all your needs. As a Llumar Select Pro dealer with over 30 years in the business, we will keep you protected and feeling comfortable. Call us today with any questions and schedule an appointment for your car so you can beat the heat and those harmful rays all summer long!