Trying to decide whether or not it’s worth it to get your vehicle windows tinted? Tinting your windows is far from the most expensive improvement you can make on your vehicle, but it is one of the most noticeable changes that can be made to your vehicle. When most people consider tinting their windows, their top reasons usually tend to include wanting to cool down their vehicle’s interior or to increase their privacy.

Those are definitely major selling points, but tinted windows come with more benefits than you probably realize. If you’re on the fence about getting the windows tinted, keep reading to learn about these benefits of tinted vehicle windows that you might not have considered yet.

Safer Driving

Tinted windows during the winter months will minimize glare from snow and incoming headlights, increasing your visibility. Glare is actually intensified in the winter when the ground is covered by white snow or even just sleet and rain. Headlight glare can also be a big hazard with the later sunrises and earlier sunsets during winter.

Glare reduction = better visual safety

Even in the case of an accident, tinted windows protect you from getting injured by loose shards of glass. Window tint acts as an extra layer over your windows that naturally strengthens the glass of your window panes. If your windows are tinted, they are much less likely to shatter in an accident than if they don’t have the extra protective layer that window tint provides.

More Attractive Exterior

Picture a vehicle–the first vehicle that pops into your head. Now picture that same vehicle, but with tinted windows. Which version looks better in your mind’s eye?

Tinted windows automatically make any vehicle look significantly more attractive. Plus, unlike most of these other accents, tinted windows are practical as well as stylish. If you think the vehicle needs a bit of a makeover, tinting its windows can give it the luxurious, sleek, stylish look you are looking for!

Better Fuel Economy

Window tint acts as an insulating layer by trapping interior heat inside the car in the winter. This helps you save money in fuel costs as you are not running your heating element as much in extreme temperatures.

Insulation = year round benefits

Interior Protection

The interior of the vehicle naturally fades, cracks, and wears down over time. It’s inevitable. That being said, getting the vehicle’s windows tinted can significantly increase the lifespan of the vehicle’s interior.

Sun damage is one of the main causes of interior vehicle damage. By reducing the amount of sun exposure the interior gets, tinted windows can help prevent cracks, fading, and other visible damage–especially if the vehicle has a leather interior.

Crime Prevention

Criminals are much less likely to randomly break into the vehicle if they can’t see what’s inside of it. Most people who break into vehicles do so because they see something valuable inside–like a purse or a laptop computer. Shattering the windows of random vehicles in the hopes of finding something valuable is an extremely high-risk, low-reward strategy that the vast majority of criminals don’t bother to try.

If the windows are tinted, it is much harder for anyone outside the vehicle to see anything inside the vehicle. Criminals are much less likely to try to break into a vehicle with dark windows that don’t allow them to check for valuables inside. Tinted windows are an instant major detractor to potential criminals who are looking around for a vehicle to break into.