The pen might be mightier than the sword—and a certain Kryptonian superhero might be more powerful than a steaming locomotive—but when it comes to pure destructive capabilities, nothing is more powerful than the sun. Here in Utah, we wear sun-hats and sunscreen and sunglasses to protect our bodies from the harmful effects of UV rays: but, what are we doing to protect our cars? In such a sunny state, the sun can subject a vehicle’s interior to a barrage of constant sunlight that damages the interior: not to mention, heating it on long journeys until you’re sweltering in what’s basically a mobile greenhouse, and having to peel yourself off of your seat after reaching your destination. What sorts of precautions can you take to protect your vehicle—and preserve your comfort—that can make driving your car all the more enjoyable?

Take the Tint: More than a Fashion Statement

Although tinting your car’s windows can seem like a stylish way to set off the paint job, it’s functionality serves a purpose that far surpasses its hip aesthetic: if you’re living in a sweltering and sunny state like Utah, it helps more than you’d think. It’s worth it, even at lighter shades. An automotive window film reduces blocks up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. UV is the main reason the interior fades and rips. Get it done by a reputable team, so you don’t have to worry about poor installation.

How Dark is Too Dark?

Due to popular media, darkly tinted windows might make a car seem like it belongs to the associates of some sort of crime syndicate: and you might be afraid that you’ll break state law by tinting your windows in the first place. However, a reputable shop will know just how “dark” they can go with your windows, and tints are also customizable to your tastes. Just make sure to go to a reputable shop with name brands, like 3M, that block UV rays.

What About the Bubbles?

If experts apply an excellent tint, you won’t have to worry about any unseemly bubbles. Even if you eventually develop a nasty percolator beneath your tint, most reputable shops will give you a lifetime warranty with the purchase. If they don’t, you should probably go elsewhere—because they might not trust their work, either.

Business in the Front

Although it’s legal to tint your front windshield to a certain percentage in Utah, you might want to talk to the Simply Cool tinting experts to see if it’s right for you. It’s the biggest window in your car, so if you’re concerned about getting as much UV protection as possible, it could be an excellent choice; however, since it is the most significant window in your car, you’ll also want it done just right. If it’s time to tint, call on the experts at Simply Cool for a quote today. We won’t just have you riding in style—we’ll have you riding with the utmost available UV protection technology.