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Four Reasons to Consider Car Window Tinting

For many proprietors of window tinting shops, a good deal of customers come in regularly to explore getting car window tinting. Many are hoping to add a “cool factor,” basically enhancing the visual appeal of their vehicles. While this is a perfectly valid reason and can even add significantly to the resale value of a car, there are actually a number of other reasons why window tinting is a great investment for car owners.

Driver Safety

Believe it or not, tinted windows can actually become an added safety feature on a vehicle. No matter what time of year it is, there are certain times of day when the outside glare of the sun erodes a driver’s visibility of their surroundings, which make driving hazardous. Therefore, even a light window tinting applied to car windows can significantly reduce – if not completely eliminate – the problem of navigating the roads under a bright sun’s glare.

Accident Safety

In addition to reducing hazardous glares, some shop owners will note that in the unfortunate event of a car crash, the tint film that has been applied to the windows acts as an adhesive, preventing the glass from shattering, spraying, and injuring the driver and passengers.

Theft Prevention

Car window tinting doesn’t have to be in extreme dark shades to act as a deterrent to passersby who might otherwise notice the valuable personal items often left inside vehicles. While it’s never a good idea to leave valuables in your car, a GPS, tools, your favourite sunglasses, or even a piece of clothing can be attractive—if noticed. Window tinting significantly increases the interior vehicle privacy factor.


Car window tinting can help keep a hot summer’s day from turning the inside of a car into a veritable oven. Perhaps even more impressive, window tinting can also filter 99% of UV rays from the sun, not only protecting the car’s interior from fading, but keeping your skin from harm. Some drivers have also noted a decreased need to keep the air-conditioning blasting, which translates into a savings on fuel.

Car window tinting is available in a range of options that include shade, grade, and thickness, and is made to fit existing glass, whatever the need may be. Many in the industry agree that window tinting offers the “three-fold” benefit of adding practicality, safety, and class. For these reasons, car owners that have made the decision to tint say they rarely ever go back!

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For over 10 years, AudioMotive has and continues to be, Ottawa’s premier vehicle upgrade experts. With more than 25 years of combined industry experience, we proudly specialize in all things related to HID lighting and mobile electronics sales and installation.