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Are You Practicing Sun Safety and Protecting Your Skin While Driving?

Are You Practicing Sun Safety and Protecting Your Skin While Driving?

Are You Practicing Sun Safety and Protecting Your Skin While Driving?

Spring has finally arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana and as a way to honor May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this important sun safety information with you. Did you know drivers in the U.S. have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving? Practice good sun safety by having a UV blocking window film installed on your vehicle. In fact, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program stating,

“The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is associated with most cases of skin cancer, which will affect one in five Americans over a lifetime. UV radiation reaches us in the form of shortwave UVB and long-wave UVA rays, but glass blocks only UVB effectively. Although car windshields are partially treated to filter out UVA, the side windows let in about 63 percent of the sun’s UVA radiation; rear windows are also unprotected, leaving back seat passengers exposed. There is, however, a solution. Transparent window film screens out almost 100 percent of UVB and UVA without reducing visibility, and is available in all 50 states. If you have window film installed, remember that it protects you only when the windows are closed.”

If you would like more information about practicing good sun safety by using the automotive window film that we offer, call us today at (504) 708-2209. We would be happy to discuss your options and provide you with a free, no obligation assessment and quotation on your particular vehicle. Find out why we are the #1 company for automotive window tint in New Orleans area.

Increase the Range of Electric or Hybrid Vehicles with Window Film

Increase the Range of Electric or Hybrid Vehicles with Window Film

Increase the Range of Electric or Hybrid Vehicles with Window Film

Gas prices seem to continually creep higher and more people are opting to purchase an electric or hybrid vehicles. Those are both great options to help save you money, but they can both be made even better. Did you know that by utilizing a heat rejecting automotive window film, you can increase the range of your electric or hybrid vehicle? In this brief article we will explain the how and why automotive window film is beneficial in this area.

First, let’s explore one of the primary ways that the battery in an EV or hybrid vehicle gets drained. In addition to powering the vehicle, much of the power from the batteries goes to operating the comfort systems. These would include things like lights, sound system and most importantly, the HVAC system. Depending on the vehicle, use of the air conditioning can reduce range from 9-17%. See estimate graphics from Tesla’s own website below that show range estimate for various cars in their line-up with all things being equal except the use of the HVAC system.

Model Range without HVAC Use

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Model Range with HVAC Use

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Now that we have established that running the HVAC does decrease the range of your vehicle, how can window tint help? Through the use of an automotive window film, solar energy entering the car through the windows can be reduced significantly. By reducing the heat entering the vehicle, the need to run the HVAC will be reduced and that will extend your range. Over time, through the extended range and reduced running costs, the window tint installation could actually pay for itself.

Hopefully this brief article will help you understand how window tint can help you increase the range of your electric vehicle or hybrid. If you would like more information about automotive window film and how they can be implemented into your electric or hybrid vehicle, give us a call at 504-708-2209 to receive a free, no obligation assessment of your particular application. You can also learn more by clicking HERE.

Legendary Car Designer Chip Foose Chooses 3M Window Film

Legendary Car Designer Chip Foose Chooses 3M Window Film

Legendary Car Designer Chip Foose Chooses 3M Window Film

When your car has to look great and offer the performance you are looking for, trust the same brand chosen by legendary car designer Chip Foose. Snappy Tint is proud to offer our customers 3M Window Film​. Check out this short video from Chip and 3M below that explains a little more about why 3M Window Film is the best choice you can make for your car.



If you would like more information about 3M Window Film and how they can be implemented into your vehicle, give us a call at 504-708-2209 to receive a free, no obligation assessment of your particular application. You can also learn more by clicking HERE.

The Smarter Choice for Window Tint in New Orleans

Window tint is an investment that you should not skimp on and choosing the wrong company could cost you hundreds not so long from now when it has to be redone. We believe you should only have to pay once to have this done and thats exactly why we offer the best products from 3M Window Films.

If there is ever an issue with your 3M Window Film, you will NEVER be asked to pay to have it fixed. Sounds fair right?  Well most tint manufacturers only warranty the material, leaving you paying the labor which could lead to an unpleasant surprise bill when you pick up your vehicle.

 

At Snappy Tint, you can rest assured your property will be properly taken care of while being serviced.

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While your tint patterns are being computer cut and placed on the transfer wall, you upholstery is being covered to avoid any over spray from the tint mounting solution.

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A visor strip, aka “brow,” can be installed across the top of your windshield to provide the driver with superior glare control even when the sunlight is at it’s most annoying angles just like the photo below.

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Some vehicles have windows that require extra attention to assure there are no VISIBLE GAPS around the edges. It only takes a few moments to position the material property, but you will be amazed how many vehicles you will now notice on the road with this problem. We make sure every glass looks as good as a factory tinted glass.

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There are many options in the New Orleans area to have your windows tinted, so choose the best rated, highest reviewed window tinting company in all of Louisiana.

 

Snappy Tint
5609 Salmen St. Ste B
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504)708-2209

BMW 228i Crystalline Window Tint

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BMW always impresses when they unleash thier new models, and the new 2-series is no different. With it’s short back end and low profile, this vehicle is ideal for the city commuter. Nothing compliments a new car like window tint. According to a survey by the IWFA (International Window Film Association), window tint the first and most often the only accessory added to a vehicle by the consumer in the automotive aftermarket. You get out of a window tint what you put into it. Skip the rest and go for the best! 3M Crystalline Window Film. Protect your skin and interior from solar damage with the highest SPF. If you are in the New Orleans area and want to experience the best product avaiable, call us at (504)708-2209 for questions or to make your appointment.

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Snappy Tint
5609 Salmen St.
New Orleans,  70123

Illegal Window Tint Exemption

In some cases, exceptions can be made to allow darker window tint being applied to personal vehicles. These reasons can vary from skin cancer to privacy. If you suffer from UV exposure, ask your skin doctor about this incredible opportunity. 3M Window Film’s block 99% UV along with 97% IR light or an SPF of 100.

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In order to be considered for this  excemption for a medical reason, go to http://www.lsp.org/weights.html and fill out the proper forms to present your doctor.

Security may also be a concern to have the need for darker window tint. Again, these reasons can vary so visit the website above and fill out the proper forms and submit as directed.

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Here is a BMW 328i with 3M FX Premium 5% (limo) Window Film, for security purposes.

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For medical purposes, you may not want to have a dark tint because of poor night time visibility. 3M Window Film’s can be just as effective without a tinted finish, providing total protection, comfort, and glare free visibility.

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For more information about how Snappy Tint can help you achieve your solar control through 3M Window Film please contact us.

Snappy Tint
5609 Salmen St. Ste B
New Orleans,  LA 70123
(504)708-2209