7 Reasons to Tint Your Windows

7 Reasons to Tint Your Windows

Tinted windows have become more and more popular here in the Bay Area in recent years. For one thing, window tint makes cars look fantastic.

Even beyond that, though, there are several other reasons to tint your windows on your car, truck, or SUV. Here are seven of the biggest reasons you might want to explore the benefits of tinted windows.


Sometimes we don’t want to be seen. Maybe you’re just not looking your best on a road trip, or perhaps you have to change shirts after spilling something at lunch.

Either way, tinted windows can prevent people from looking at you while you’re in your car so that you can drive around with a sense of privacy.


Even when you’re not in the car, it’s nice to have tinted windows that block people’s vision. Potential thieves won’t be able to look into your vehicle and see what’s inside.

This is an impressive feature if you regularly keep your laptop or other valuables inside of your vehicle. *Disclaimer, we do not recommend keeping valuables in your car.


In the unfortunate event of an accident that breaks your windows, window film could hold the glass together. That means you won’t have so many sharp pieces of broken glass falling into your lap, which reduces the likelihood that you’ll suffer a cut.

Since tinted windows don’t fall apart so much when they shatter, that also means thieves would have a harder time breaking into your car even if they did try.

Stay Cool

Yes, tinted windows will make your vehicle look cool, but that’s not what we mean here. Summer temperatures in the Bay Area don’t get quite as hot as they do farther south in California, but your car’s interior can still get pretty steamy when you park it outside.

Window tint can dramatically reduce the interior temperature of your vehicle by blocking the sun. 

Block UV Rays

Blocking some sunlight doesn’t just help keep your interior cooler; it can also keep it safer. UV rays from the sun can damage your car’s interior, and even worse, they can damage your skin.

Protect your dash, upholstery, and yourself by blocking UV rays with window film. Like sunscreen, the best window tint can block up to 99% of UV rays.

Better Vision

Driving to and from work in the morning can be brutal enough, and it’s even worse when you find yourself staring into the sun the whole time.

Tinted windows can cut down on blinding sunlight to improve your vision of the road. At night, it will help reduce the glare of headlights from other cars. Being able to see better makes your drive much safer and more enjoyable.

Save Money and Energy

As discussed above, window tint helps keep your exterior cool. Getting into a comfortable car is already nice, but another benefit is that you won’t have to run your AC as much. That means you’re spending less energy, so you won’t have to fill up with fuel as often.

Best Window Tint in Hayward, CA

We at Autohaus Automotive Solutions, much like tinted windows, can enhance your experience of your car in many ways. We can help you out with some window tint, install a state of the art new car stereo, and perform just about any other upgrade you might want.

Visit us in Hayward to talk to our experts about how you can turn your car into a total dream machine. In the meantime, contact us if you have any questions.

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