Keep Your Car Cool with Window Tinting

It’s no secret that Oklahoma City gets incredibly hot. In fact, the UV index in Oklahoma City is often much higher than what’s considered safe. From April to September, the average UV index is 5 or higher, which means that South OKC residents need to protect themselves from sun damage for six months out of the year. With an average UV index of 7 or higher, summertime is even more challenging. In order to stay safe whatever the weather, it’s important to find ways to stay cool.

You probably have go-to ways to keep cool at home or when you’re participating in your favorite outdoor activities, but it’s important to make your vehicle more sun-safe as well. Excess heat can go beyond discomfort to make you sick, and UV overexposure can harm your health and belongings alike. High-quality window films, like those we install at Turbo Tint of South OKC, help you enjoy all the pros of a sunny day without any of the cons!

How Much Heat Can Tint Block?

When you’re thinking about your window tint options, it’s important to understand that there are some laws and regulations around its use. They mainly have to do with the tint’s visible light transmission level, or VLT. The lower a tint’s VLT number is, the more light it blocks and the darker it appears. You wouldn’t be able to see through a window that allows 0% of light to pass through. The key to finding the best window films for your vehicle is keeping the right balance of visibility and light protection. In Oklahoma, all window tint on SUVs must have a VLT of 25% or higher, and the window tint on sedans and passenger vehicles has to be 25% or higher on front and side windows.[1]  While that might seem low, we assure you that it still provides top-of-the-line heat protection! Turbo Tint only works with films that block UV and IR radiation.[2]  Our films can block up to 99% of UV rays and reduce up to 62% of solar heat, keeping your vehicle cool and your interiors protected.

The Effects of UV Exposure On Your Car’s Interior

Everyone understands the importance of keeping their skin protected while they’re outdoors, and you may even be aware that your skin is still at risk of UV damage while you’re inside. What you might not know is that your belongings are equally as vulnerable to UV damage. It’s not always possible to park in the shade, and when you park in areas with heavy sun exposure, infrared and UV rays can seriously harm your vehicle’s interior. Higher interior temperatures don’t just make your vehicle more uncomfortable; they also dry out interior plastics and leather. If your vehicle’s seats are upholstered, excess sun causes the fabric to fade. Worse still, heat and sunlight may break down the bonds holding the fabric together and lead to tears. If you want to keep your vehicle looking its best for years to come, adding window tint is a no-brainer.

Why Trust Turbo Tint of South OKC

Turbo Tint is trusted throughout South OKC because of our friendly, courteous customer service. When you choose us, you can expect:

  • Hassle-free, online purchasing and scheduling
  • One hour installation
  • Professionally trained installers
  • Accurate, computer-cut patterns
  • Lifetime warranty

We always go the extra mile to keep you satisfied and your vehicle safe. Get on your way to a cooler vehicle – contact Turbo Tint of South OKC today!