The sun: life giver, tan-line maker, afternoon squint inducer, it’s literally the center of our universe, or at least our soar system. The thing is, the sun really doesn’t like car interiors. For years car makers have strived to make interiors out of materials that will stand up to daily exposure to things like the Sun’s damaging rays, inadvertent entry of rain, and even denim clothes. They’ve done a pretty good job but there’s only so much you can do, and sometimes car makers screw up. One of the most famous instances of this was when the British car maker Rover sold a bunch of Sterling cars here in America with grey leather interiors that within a little more than a year turned a sickly green.
How does a car owner fight back against so uncompromising a foe as the Sun? Usually with window tint. Illegal in some areas, and required in others, the demand for aftermarket tint has engendered a booming business as it seems many car owners like wearing car-shaped sunglasses. We’re curious if that audience extends to you. Do you tint your car or truck’s windows? If you do, how dark did you go, and did you do it for aesthetic or practical (like living in Phoenix) reasons?
Image: Kustom Works Buffalo