After purchasing a car, you may not be content with the clear or almost-clear windows that provide no shield from the sun. Because of this, you may have decided to tint the windows yourself.

While the standard type of window tinting uses a film that is applied to the glass, you should seriously consider going with ceramic tint instead. There are a couple of advantages to applying ceramic tint to your car's windows instead of using tint film.

1. Blocks the Sun's Ultraviolet (UV) Rays Better to Provide Reduced Glare, a Cooler Interior, and Fade Protection 

One advantage to using ceramic instead of film to tint your car's windows is that the ceramic blocks the UV rays of the sun better. While film does somewhat reduce glare, it needs to be very dark to fully block out the sun, and since the allowed darkness of the tint is determined by local laws, this may not be an option for you.

However, with ceramic tint, even a lighter shade will block out the majority of the UV rays. This not only helps to reduce glare, but it also helps keep your car's interior cooler while protecting the upholstery from fading due to constant exposure.

2. Adds a Layer of Protection for the Window Glass That Helps Prevents Impact Damage Such As Cracking, Chipping, and Shattering

Another advantage that ceramic tint has over tint film is that it not only blocks UV rays but also adds a layer of protection for the window glass. While tint film may hold the glass together to keep it from shattering upon impact when applied correctly, it does not protect it against cracking or chipping.

However, ceramic tint is able to withstand impact from small rocks and other objects thanks to its construction which includes nanoparticles that bind tightly together. When an object strikes the tint, these nanoparticles contract to absorb most of the impact and help keep the window from cracking, chipping, and shattering.

When it comes time to tint your car's windows, consider applying ceramic instead of film as a longer-lasting, more durable option. Not only will the ceramic provide better blocking of the sun's UV rays, but it will also add a layer of protection to the glass itself against impact damage. For more information, contact a business or a supplier that offers automotive ceramic window tint supplies to speak with a representative for assistance.