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Monday, December 24 2018
Why DIY Window Tinting is the Worst Idea

Why DIY Window Tinting is the Worst Idea


DIY projects are a huge trend.

In fact, there’s just about a DIY guide for almost anything and everything you could possibly imagine.


But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea to follow them all. Because, for every easy DIY guide you find on the internet, there are a dozen failure videos to along with them.


DIY projects are great for crafts, accessories, small furnishings. But when it comes to big expensive items like your car? Specifically, window tinting? Well, sometimes it’s best to back away from the DIY guides, and let a professional help.


The risk of damaging your car and having to throw away money just to fix what could have easily been done the first time around by a professional- is just not one you want to take.


Not to mention the time wasted completing the DIY project, and then the time wasted having to get it fixed. It’s not worth it.


Still not convinced? Here are some of the most common DIY window tinting fails.



Biggest DIY Window Tinting Fails


#1 – Bubbles and Bumps

If you don’t have impeccably clean windows, dust or dirt can easily get caught underneath the tint film, causing bubbles and bumps. This is a common problem with DIY window tinting. Worst part is, these bubbles and bumps cause distortions making it difficult to actually see through your windows. Sometimes, the bubbles don’t even show up until months down the road, at which point there’s nothing left for you to do but redo the tint.


#2 – Illegally Dark

Every state has its own legal percentages of how dark car windows can be. If you accidentally tint your window too dark – you won’t be able to pass inspection. Not only that, but you might even get pulled over and/or fined.


#3 – Wide Margins

The ideal window tint starts as close to the window’s edge as possible. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Often, the mark of a DIY window tint is that the film begins far from the actual edge of the window, leaving a gaping margin.


#4 – Scratches

A crucial step in window tinting is the cutting of the film. Not only is it difficult to cut the film evenly and exactly to the size you want, it’s also hard not to accidently cut your car. That is, if you don’t have the right equipment. Professional window tinters have top notch tools and methods to flawlessly cut the film to your windows, without leaving a single scratch on your car’s paint job or windows themselves.


So, Now What?

Call a professional window tinter to do the job!


Don’t leave the quality of your window tinting up to chance, and get a professional car tinter to do a job well done.


Here in Philadelphia, Car Pretty is known to have the #1 automotive window tinting specialists. If you’re looking to get that perfect tint, give us a call at 215-688-2000!


We’re always happy to help.

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Wednesday, December 05 2018
Remote Starter Install in Philly

Remote Starter Install in Philly


Looking to spruce up your ride, but don’t have the money?


Good news! You don't need to spend thousands on a new car to have some of the latest convenience features like a remote car starter!


Remote car starters are an affordable solution that can make any car a little more stylish and up to date.


The Benefits of Having a Remote Starter…


… are amazing.


Warming up the engine

In the winter, how many times have you gotten into your car to drive and have had to sit around waiting, while the windshield defrosts? In the summer, how many times have you gotten into your car, been unable to sit or touch the steering wheel comfortably because of the heat, and have had to wait around while the AC gets going?


Answer: too many times to count.


With a remote starter, you can get your engine roaring in advance. While you’re still getting ready to go, you can simply tap on the remote starter and have your engine warm and ready to go by the time you get out to the car. You’ll never have to worry about being late because your engine’s cold, ever again. It’s a brilliant convenience.


Keyless entry

Now, tell us how many times you’ve dropped all your belongings fiddling with the key to your car?


Answer: definitely too many times to count.


With a remote starter, rather than having to fit the key exactly and turn, you can simply press a single button and you’re in! Plus, you can even do this from indoors before you pick up all your things in the first place. It’s a small convenience that can make a whole world of a difference in your day to day happenings.



Many remote starters come with an additional security feature, so that you can monitor your car from indoors. Remote starters with security alarms, will let you know immediately if someone is trying to break into your car. This way, you can try to stop the theft before it happens.


Getting your remote starter installed in Philly


Now that you’ve decided to get the most affordable of car conveniences -the remote starter- the next question is: where to get it installed?


It’s important to get your remote starter installed by professional car mechanics. Specialists whom you can count on to do a job well done. Like Car Pretty!


Here at Car Pretty, we offer outstanding services when it comes to remote starters. Our process begins by helping you find the starter that’s right for you. With all our clients, we suggest only the highest of quality remotes.


Once you’ve decided on a remote, we then move on to the actual installation and setup process. We get the job done with expertise and quality customer service. Afterward, we’ll show you how to use your brand new remote with comfort and ease.


Stop by Monday through Saturday at 9915 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia or call us at 215-688-2000.


See you soon!

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