This time of year, the sun’s rays are known to make your hot car even more unbearably hot, but window tint can change that by putting you back in control for a cooler and more comfortable ride. Car window tint lowers heat, blocks UV rays, and prevents glare, enhancing comfort and protecting passengers from harmful radiation.

Lower Heat in Your Hot Car

We understand the discomfort of getting into a hot car after being parked in the direct sun. 3M™ Automotive Window Films provide the benefit of reducing heat by rejecting up to 60% of solar energy entering through your windows. This helps keep you cool and enhances your comfort while driving.

A recent study conducted by 3M focused on evaluating the comfort enhancements offered by professional installation of 3M™ Automotive Window Film, Crystalline Series on vehicle windows. The study yielded positive results for both drivers and passengers. When vehicles with 3M™ Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series were left in the sun, Sedans experienced an average temperature reduction of up to 47°F, while SUVs saw a reduction of 30°F. The study also examined the cooling effect of a car that had been exposed to the sun all day. When combined with a fully functioning air conditioning system, 3M™ Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series helped vehicles achieve temperatures up to 26.5°F cooler compared to similar vehicles without window film.

The Crystalline Series is an exceptional option for comfort. The series’ clear option surpasses many dark films in heat rejection while maintaining the appearance of your vehicle. It can reject up to 64% of total solar energy and up to 99% of infrared rejection, ensuring optimal thermal comfort to keep you cool.

Its cutting-edge technology includes a proprietary multilayer optical film nano technology, incorporating over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post-it® Note. Moreover, it is non-metalized, allowing you to stay connected with your devices without any interference.

If darker tint is a look that you want, CR20, the darkest tint available, rejects up to 99 percent of heat-producing infrared rays and 64 percent of total solar energy. This is a difference that you can feel.

Reduce Glare in Your Hot Car

Ensuring safety on the road is the utmost concern for every driver and passenger, especially in a hot car. We all take extra caution when driving in challenging weather conditions such as rain, fog or snow. However, the potential danger of solar glare is often overlooked until it becomes a critical issue.

Solar glare refers to the situation where the sunlight is projected directly or reflective onto the eye retina, causing poor visibility. This can have a detrimental impact on our driving performance. Bright light sensitivity can lead to temporary blindness, increasing anxiety and nervousness, making it crucial for drivers to be mindful of this problem and take appropriate measures to address it.

Driving directly into the sun poses several hazards, but using 3M window tinting can help minimize glare and enhance road safety during those times of the day. Our darker limo-tints are particularly effective in safeguarding your eyesight and ensuring a safer and more comfortable driving experience.

Protect Your Skin in Your Hot Car

In addition to cooling a hot car faster, 3M window tint helps block up to 99.9 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays from entering your vehicle. While window glass can block UVB rays that cause burns, UVA rays responsible for tanning and premature aging can still penetrate through. Both UVB and UVA rays can lead to skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. To address this issue, window film is a highly effective solution. This laminate has the capability to block up to 99 percent of UV radiation, providing a valuable safeguard.

With its ability to block over 99% of harmful UV rays, window tint not only protects passengers from skin damage but also prevents fading and cracking of your vehicle’s interior.  It enhances the glass in your vehicle by providing various benefits such as increased UV protection and enhanced comfort, all without darkening the windows. This clear auto tint is suitable for all shades of factory glass, ranging from clear to deep charcoal.

An interesting fact is that drivers in the U.S. have a higher risk of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving. You no longer need to tolerate this risk when a solution is available. Our window tint blocks over 99% of harmful UV rays, as recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation for comprehensive skin care.

These same UV rays can also damage your car’s upholstery, leading to fading and cracking. Whether you’re seeking 99 percent UV protection or a comprehensive ceramic tint that offers UV blocking capabilities along with added comfort enhancements, we have the solution for you.

Speak to an Expert Today

With 3M Window Tints, you can enjoy various benefits for your vehicle, including: enhanced comfort through heat rejection, increased privacy and security for your belongings, customizable tint options to match your style, effective blocking of up to 99.9% of UV rays, reduction of glare for improved visibility, professional application by authorized installers or dealership, and comprehensive warranty coverage which is considered the most extensive in the industry.

In fact, you’ll know that your investment in 3M car window tinting is protected by a strong warranty when you have your film installed by a 3M™ Authorized Dealer like Sunshades Tint & Sound in Austin.

Contact Sunshades Tint & Sound today to speak to a window film expert who can improve your employee and customer experience of your storefront. We can be reached at (512) 249-8468 or at [email protected].