Window tinting sure makes your vehicle look cooler.

But did you know it has a range of benefits, too? To explain, we turned to UpFitMe.

Locally and family owned by Len and Danielle Polistina, UpFitMe is a division of Municipal Equipment Enterprises, which has been customizing police and other government vehicles in New Jersey and the tri-state area for more than 15 years. They stand behind all the work that they do and even offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on the used vehicles they sell.

They definitely know a thing or two about window tint, suspension lifts, stereo installation, rim and tire packages, light packages and vehicle graphics and pinstripe. Here are some of the benefits of window tinting:

1) Window tint can keep interior upholstery and leather looking great. Think about all the sunshine coming in that could fade upholstery and dry out leather.

2) Window tint can block harmful UV rays. It is kind of like sunglasses for your vehicle, right?

3) Window tint can reduce the sun's heat, which can reduce the number of times you refill your tank. Less heat = less air conditioning use = less gasoline use.

4) Window tint can help protect you if something hits the glass. "In an accident, automotive window tint film can actually help hold shattered glass in place or reduce the amount of shattered glass," according to Car and Driver.

There also are some clear films that provide similar results without the tint. "The maker claims the Crystalline Series rejects up to 60 percent of solar energy and 97 percent of heat-producing infrared rays—although 3M doesn't cite minimum protection levels," according to Car and Driver. "The company also says that the clear "tint" blocks up to 99 percent of UV radiation (again, without citing a minimum level) and provides an SPF factor of 1000."

The UpFitMe crew can help you find the best window tint for your needs, and these days, they are taking extra safety precautions. They can pick up and drop off your vehicle and each car is thoroughly disinfected before it is released to its owner.

 

Ready to get started? Visit upfitme.com/vehicle-customization or call (609) 484-0555.