One of the biggest costs associated with owning a vehicle is the fuel you need to keep it on the road, which is why it is so important to look for every possible way to reduce fuel consumption. Putting more air in the tires is an easy and inexpensive way to boost your gas mileage, but did you know that keeping your vehicle cooler in the hot sun can also keep your energy costs down? Just like adding shades and curtains in your home can keep the interior temperature down, a dark tint can do the same for your vehicle. See why window tinting works to protect your vehicle and yourself from the heat of the bright summer sun.
You invest a lot in your vehicle, and you need to know that it is going to last as long as possible while looking great. Sunshine is bright, warm and wonderful, but it can do terrible things to the interior of your car, truck or SUV! Blocking even a percentage of the sun from the interior of your vehicle keeps cancer-causing UV rays out and ensures that your seats and dash don’t feel the effects of the sun. Window tints can reduce anywhere from 35-75 percent of the sun that enters your vehicle, depending on the type of tint that you use on your windows.
Ever slide into your vehicle on a hot summer day and gasped as the sun-warmed seat warmed you right up? Of course, you immediately grab for the air conditioner controls to bring the temperature down to a manageable level, but blasting all that chilly air can really use up a great deal of fuel. You may not even realize the difference in fuel usage unless you keep close track of your gas mileage, but trust us — it’s significant and can reach between a 5 to 25 percent savings at the pump each week for the life of your vehicle.
One of the more expensive items that requires repair on your vehicle is your air conditioner. When you make a small investment in tinting your vehicle’s windows, you’re making a larger investment that will protect your heating and air systems from damage due to overuse. When your vehicle’s interior temperature stays regulated, you’re less likely to need repairs and recharging in the future.
Window tinting is one of the best ways to reduce the costs associated with fuel, and the bonus is that a dark tint helps protect your interior and your skin from sun damage — plus it looks pretty awesome, too! Contact our professional and friendly team at Executive Motorsports today at 713-467-7000 to make an appointment or visit us at 1208 N. Gessner Road in Houston.