Window Tinting a Vehicle: A Self Storage Strategy

Window Tinting a Vehicle: A Self Storage Strategy

Window tinting for sun protection

There are many benefits to window tinting your vehicles.  Not only does it help you keep the upholstery from fading and protects your skin from cancer, but it also offers a variety of benefits from keeping your car cooler and saving fuel to sweat buildup and heat from damaging the car’s interior. In this article, we will discuss another little-known benefit on how window tinting is a great way to protect your vehicle while storing it at a self-storage facility. This is especially important for vehicles that are being stored in areas with excessive exposure to sunlight. Window tinting blocks sun from coming through the windows and damaging the upholstery, carpet, dashboards and other surfaces. In addition to protection against UV rays, there’s also security benefits as dark windows can prevent thieves from seeing what’s inside your vehicle before they break into it! Read on to discover the benefits window tinting can have for your stored vehicles.

Tinting Your Windows Can Keep Car Upholstery from Fading

Auto car Sun protection film

Cars are expensive, so you want to take care of them for as long as possible. Having window tinting professionally installed on your vehicle is a great way to protect your investment. While a sun protector temporarily reduces the damage, window film constantly blocks harsh sunlight that can fade upholstery or discolor leather and vinyl.

It protects car interiors and keeps your car looking newer longer. To protect your car’s interior from sun damage at a self-storage facility, consider purchasing window film tint instead of just a sun protector. Options like these are permanent and block harmful heat and UV rays that cause faded upholstery, discoloration of leather or vinyl, cracking and warping.

Tinted Car Windows Can Help with Solar Heat Rejection

If you’ve battled finding the right level of air conditioning for all of your passengers, window tinting can help resolve that dilemma. Depending on the grade, automotive window film can block anywhere from 35-65% of the solar heat that builds up in a car. The common misconception is that tinted windows make a vehicle hotter, but this simply isn’t true. Typically, when people refer to window tinting having gone wrong, they are talking about too much being applied or not enough. Having it professionally installed the correct way avoid this problem and help your stored vehicle stay cooler inside and prevent heat damage.

Solar heat rejection tint for car

Window Film Offers Shattered Glass Protection

The safety benefits of installing window film on your car cannot be underestimated. Window tinting is designed to keep glass from breaking if something hits it. As a passenger in a car accident, you are protected from flying shards of glass and being thrown through the window. Not to mention, thieves will have a harder time breaking through the tinted glass and getting into your car. When storing your vehicle at a self storage facility, this is just one more layer of protection again thieves in conjunction with our facility’s state-of-the-art high definition camera system and coded gate access security.

Shattered glass protection film

Window Tint Provides Better Privacy and Security

Window tinting comes in a wide range of shading to provide a level of privacy for you and your passengers as you go down the road. When you park the car, you can walk away and know that prying eyes cannot see your valuables inside. This is also true when you store your vehicle. The limited visibility as to the contents helps reduce the temptation for thieves.

Window security tint black

While window tinting is not necessarily a solution for vehicle storage, it is an excellent way of preserving your vehicle’s interior while you’re storing your car at a storage facility.

For more information on other strategies for protecting your vehicles while they are on the road, parked in your driveway, or stored away from home, we invite you to contact us today to learn more about all the options you have to safeguard your vehicle.



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