How Does Window Tint Reduce Heat Inside My Car?

Albuquerque summers are hot! The sun beats down unrelentingly, and that heat gets trapped inside your car, making it even hotter when you get inside. But, you can reduce heat buildup inside your car with a simple, one-time fix—window tinting from Astro Auto Glass.

How Does it Work?

The purpose of window tinting is to protect the interior of the car from the solar radiation—that includes UV rays that deteriorate your upholstery and damage your eyesight as well as energy that gets trapped as heat, turning your cabin into an oven.

Heat is absorbed by all the surfaces inside your car—seats, buckles, dash, steering wheel, etc. And because your car is a closed-off space, the collected heat can’t escape; the air inside just gets hotter and hotter.

Window tinting films are engineered to block solar radiation that cause heat to build up in your car’s cabin. The tint blocks wavelengths that create heat while allowing (limited) wavelengths that produce light to pass through. In short, they are designed to let you see while keeping your car cooler at the same time.

Types of Window Tint  

The amount of heat rejection varies by the kind of tint (i.e. tinting technology), the darkness of the tint and the quality of the tint. Standard window tint typically provides between 35% to 45% heat reduction while premium tints can deliver up to 85% heat reduction.

If you aren’t sure what type of heat reduction you want or need, Astro Auto Glass is here for you. We can help you decide which tinting technology and darkness level provide the look and feel you want (and fit in your budget).

We use top-quality tinting films and provide superior installation and customer service. Contact us today for a free quote.