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Friday, April 17 2020
Should you Really Get Your Car Windows Tinted?

It’s an interesting debate.

On the one hand, you’ve already spent thousands on a car- the car by itself should be enough, right?

On the other hand, consumer goods don’t always come equipped with everything. And so, spending the extra money on high-quality accessories like window tints may enhance your safety and overall driving experience.

Today, we’re going to take the side that says it’s worth it to buy window tints. Here’s why:

Safety trumps all.

Let’s get into the facts.

  • Car window tints are known to block up to 99% of UV rays. This means, that instead of the sun’s harmful UV rays entering your skin, they get redirected by the tints.
  • Window tints reduce sun glare, allowing you to drive safely even during sunset when the sun is low in the sky and in your line of vision.
  • Tints provide extra privacy. Not just for you, but for your valuables as well. Darkened windows can act as deterrent to thieves. If they can’t see into the car to be sure there is something of value, they won’t be as likely to risk their necks breaking in.
  • And lastly, a good quality car tint can be a great window reinforcement. When you get your windows tinted, you are getting a sturdy film placed on the inside of your car windows. The film then supports the windows, making them less likely to break or shatter in the event of bad weather or a car accident. One of the most dangerous factors of a car accident is shattered glass, because glass shards can cut deep.

Costs aren’t as high as you think.

Many car owners make the mistake of not buying window tints because they assume the tints are expensive. But, window tints are not as costly as you may think. 

Window tints are usually offered as a package deal- the more windows you get done, the bigger the discount percentage.

However, if you’re really tight on funds, you can always do one window at a time. You may spend a bit more money in the long run, but you’ll also be able to pay for the tints as the money comes. Start with the driver’s window for an easier driving experience, and get to the back-passenger windows when you have a chance.

That’s the thing about window tinting – you’ve got options.

The sunglasses philosophy.

Imagine this: One day you pay a visit to your ophthalmologist. She does a routine examination and says it’s really time for some glasses. You go out to the store, pick out a frame, order the lenses, within a week you’re wearing the new glasses everywhere. Except, you soon realize you can’t wear your sunglasses over your regular glasses. You don’t want to get eye damage, never mind the difficulty of seeing in the bright light. So, you either buy a pair of prescription lenses, get clip on sunglasses, or have the lenses remade with transitions.

Now, you bought the glasses. You spent the money on them. They should have been enough, right? Not quite. Because consumer goods can’t come equipped with everything. 

The same goes for cars. You bought the car. Yes. But, that doesn’t mean it came with every little thing to make your driving experience as safe and comfortable as possible. Sometimes you have to go out and find the accessories that will make your product the best it can be.

Car window tints are one of those necessary accessories.

Window tints provide safety, privacy, comfort, and overall enhanced driving experience.

 

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Saturday, April 11 2020
All About Car Window Tinting, Q&A Style

All About Car Window Tinting, Q&A Style

We’ve heard your questions loud and clear, and we’ve come equipped with answers!

Here’s a sweet and simple Q&A on everything you might want to know about car window tinting.

Q: What exactly is a car window tint?

A: Window tints are essentially a thin film placed on the inside of car windows to block out the sun and provide some extra privacy.

Q: What’s the benefit of getting my car windows tinted?

A: Window tints block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. This protects both your skin and your car’s interior. Window tints also help with temperature regulation, sun glare, privacy, and shatter protection.

Q: How do I know which tint is right for me?

A: When it comes to choosing a window tint, the most important factor is knowing what’s allowed in your state. There are both federal and state regulations for window tints, but they mostly revolve around tint percentage, which equates to the darkness of the tints.

Q: How long do car tints last?

A: It’s hard to say without knowing the exact specifications of the tint material, the installation process, the upkeep, and the general wear and tear. However, a good set of tints should last you years, with the average time being up to 5 years.

Q: How long does window tinting take?

A: Not long. Window tinting is simply a matter of cutting the film to fit your window shapes and then adhering the film to the inside of your car windows. The timing also depends on how many windows you’re getting tinted. If it’s just one window, you can probably wait right there to have it done. But if you’re going to have your whole car tinted, you’ll most likely want to leave the car with the installer and come back in a few hours.

Q: Do I have to do anything after the tints are installed?

A: Generally, it takes up to a week for tints to fully cure. However, the only thing you really need to do is be gentle with them and don’t try to clean them for the first week or so. And, when you do choose to clean your windows, don’t use anything sharp or chemically harsh.

Q: Where can I get my windows tinted?

A: While there are tons of DIY tutorials out there, we highly recommend having your windows tinted by a professional tint installer. Professional tint installers know all the little tips and tricks on getting tints to last longer and look neater. Search online for someone reputable and with good reviews in your local area.

Q: How much do window tints cost?

A: Again, this is hard to say without knowing the exact tint type and the size of the car. But, what we will say is that many installers offer a package deal or discount if you get more than one window tinted. So be sure to ask.

Q: What if my window tints break?

A: Before you buy your window tints, it’s important to ask if they come with a warranty. Most good quality tints do come with one, but better safe than sorry. In the event that your tints break or peel, just bring your car over to your local installer for a quick fix.

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