Window Tint Saves Fuel, But How?

Updated: Mar 3

With rising gas prices, and added concern with fuel efficiency we have been asked this question more and more here at Shade9. Many have heard that window tinting can help improve your gas mileage, but how?

Applying window tint increases fuel economy and reduces emissions. Window film significantly reduces the heat loss or gain within your vehicle, therefore reducing the dependency on your vehicle's air conditioner and heater. Many factors affect the fuel economy of your car, but simply using your air conditioner can decrease the gas mileage between 5 and 25%.


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Window Tinting can save on Fuel Economy by reducing heat in your vehicle

Window Tint to Conserve Fuel


Tinted windows work to block between 40 and 75% of the heat that enters your cars windows while blocking harmful UV rays. This keeps the interior of the car much cooler when parked or when driving on sunny days. You will be saving on fuel from less consumption, while also putting less strain on your air conditioning system. Another added benefit is that you can stop burning yourself, while the seat belt and steering wheel.


Are you going to notice the difference?

The benefits of installing window tint include more than simply improving the look of your car. It can add to your peace of mind when you want to protect your vehicle and those who travel with you. If you’ve battled finding the right level of air conditioning for all of your passengers, window tinting can help resolve that dilemma. Depending on the grade of tint, window film can block anywhere from 35-75% of the solar heat that builds up in a car. You can balance climate and comfort for everyone and cut down fuel consumption from air conditioning overuse.


To learn more about or window tinting services and how it can help with your fuel efficiency give us a call here at Shade9 in Bridgeport, WV at 304-710-0380 or get a quote today.

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