Window tinting is a great way to give your car a makeover and beat the heat. However, a car window tint isn't just for looks and comfort. Thanks to a revision in the UAE's car traffic federal law, in July 2017, cars can now use window tinting of up to 50% on all windows, bar the windscreen. Not only does this give an extra layer of privacy to drivers and their passengers, but the increased layer of tint can help to prevent the glass from cracking or shattering during impact.
If you're not sure what window tinting is or how to find ‘the best car tint’, here’s everything you need to know.
What is Window Tinting?
A car window tint is, essentially, a layer of thermally stabilised film that's placed on the inside of the required windows. Typically, this is made from Polypropylene Terephthalate. This is a compound of thermoplastic polymer resins, which reduces the absorption of heat and minimises the impact of UV rays. Levels of protection vary according to the types of nanofibers used in the film, which, in turn, affects the car tint price. Let's have a look at the three most popular types of car window tint in the UAE.
Standard Window Tint
Regular car window tint does exactly what it says on the tin: it gives the driver and passengers a degree of privacy, helps to stop heat absorption and gives extra strength to the windows. These tend to be made from carbon nanofibers and are seen as fairly standard. However, if you want more than just a basic comfort level, then there are other types of car window tint worth considering.
Ceramic Window Tint
When it comes to all-round performance, ceramic is the best window tinting of all. The film used to make ceramic car window tinting is peppered with tiny particles of ceramic. As they're non-metallic and non-conductive, they won't interfere with car radios or mobile phones. Additionally, ceramic films have been found to reduce heat absorption from the sun by between 73% to 91%, helping to keep you cool on those long, desert drives. If that wasn't enough, it can reduce UV rays by up to 99% and minimises glare from the sun. Ceramic window tinting also happens to be highly shatterproof and retains its original colour for longer than metallic or standard tints.
Whichever one you choose, at Al Futtaim Fastfit UAE, we can help you choose the best window tint for your car and your needs.
Call into your local Al Futtaim Fastfit centers, today, or browse our online selection, all from the comfort of your sofa!