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Can My Car Window Tint Block Dangerous UV Rays?

While it’s common knowledge that prolonged UV exposure is highly dangerous, most people think it only counts when you’re outdoors in the direct sunlight. However, the fact is that UV rays can penetrate through windows and contribute to premature aging and skin cancers.

In fact, studies show that drivers in the U.S. have a higher chance of developing skin cancer on the left side due to sun exposure while driving. Sun exposure can be damaging not just to the drivers but also compromises the safety of other occupants, including children and pets.

To prevent unnecessary UV exposure while traveling in your car, here’s what you should know.

Why are UV rays harmful?

UV rays can penetrate multiple skin layers and cause damage on a cellular level, leading to signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles, leathery skin, and dark sports. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UV rays are responsible for the majority of all skin cancers. They are also responsible for eye damage, including eyelid cancers and cataracts.

Clear car windows increase the risk of UV exposure significantly, especially since many people don’t take necessary precautions against sunburns when in a car.

How can auto window tinting help?

Car window tints are specifically designed to reflect or absorb sunlight, preventing them from entering your car. Many tinting products are designed to absorb up to 99 percent of UV rays, which is why its recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as part of a comprehensive skincare program.   

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Do all window tints provide UV protection?

Unfortunately, not all auto tints are designed to prevent UV rays. In many cases, car window tints are entirely cosmetic and don’t protect against UV rays. If you’re looking to protect against UV rays, it’s essential to choose tint films that have UV-blocking capabilities.

Get Reliable Auto Window Tinting Services

Florida is well-known for its oppressive summer heat. Protect yourself and your loved ones from sun exposure while traveling by choosing our reliable window tinting services.  

At TropicArmor, we offer a wide range of services, including auto window tinting and residential tinting in Bonita Springs and Naples, Florida. We also offer several tint films with UV protection capabilities.

For more information, call (239) 829-8381 or book our services online.