Getting window tints for your car is the best investment you could probably make for your car. Most motorists go for tints because of the many benefits they offer such as privacy, infrared, UV, heat, and glare protection. Not to mention they are also great for keeping your car’s interiors brand new with zero sun damage or fading. But sometimes, the damage may not come from the outside, but from what you do within your closed windows and doors. Smoke and window tints don’t go hand in hand. Some motorists indulge in a cigarette or two when inside their vehicle. If you are one of them or a smoker in general, your habit might be spoiling your car without you knowing.
Not only does smoking damage your health, but it also causes marked damage to your window tints and your car’s interiors. It is notoriously frowned upon to smoke with rolled-up windows, but even if your windows are down, you do face the same significant damage.
How Smoking Negatively Affects Your Car’s Interiors and window tints
According to multiple studies done by the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University, researchers proved that the residual tobacco and cigarette smoke is barely affected or unaffected at all by any attempts of cleaning. Also, cleaning has zero to little effect on the amount of air pollution in your vehicle, and all smoke is stored inside your car’s interiors. The same thing applies if you have your car’s windows rolled down or if you have your air conditioning or ventilation on. All these things have no effect on the level of air pollution inside your car. Smoking in your vehicle also makes it more likely for you to burn your interiors and surfaces, as well as burning interiors and having ash block filters and just scatter about
What Smoking Does To Your Window Tints
In the best case scenario, if you could call it that, your window tints may get burnt from the accumulation of smoke inside your vehicle. In the long run, however, the tints begin to degrade given the deposit of harmful smoke that is filled with corrosive materials. Your tints may also get discolored from excessive smoking while your windows are up or even down as we mentioned. For all these reasons, it is best to avoid smoking in the car, or entirely for that matter. And if you were on the road and did feel the urge to light one up, you would do your car and your wallet a favor if you parked on the side of the road to smoke outside of your vehicle.
What To Do If I Already Saw The Signs of Window Tint Damage?
If you began to see what we mentioned earlier regarding window tint decay and deterioration or realized that the state of your interiors is quickly going downhill and related that to smoking; here is what you need to do. First, head to a tint specialist of a car shop to evaluate the damage done to your tints or your interiors. Second, take better care of your health and try at least not to smoke inside your vehicle.