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Tuesday, September 29 2020
6 Myths About Window Tinting

Window tinting is a popular service among car owners due to tinting’s many benefits. But there are also numerous myths and misinformation surrounding car tinting. Car Pretty aims to educate our customers about the benefits of window tinting, so below, we’ll dispel 6 window tinting myths.

Myth 1: It’s All About Looks

It’s true, tinting your windows looks cool. It gives your car a sleeker look.

But people don’t invest in tints just to show off. Tints also make your car feel cool. Tints block up to 60% of heat from the sun.

Additionally, window tints block out UV radiation that could otherwise pose a threat to passengers and cause the vehicle’s interior to fade.

Myth 2: It’s Illegal

There is no uniform “car tinting is illegal” rule. Tinting laws differ by state and locality. Some may be stricter about tinting, while others may offer you more freedom.

Always check your local laws before going to get your windows tinted.

Myth 3: Tinting Will Decrease the Vehicle’s Value

For the vast majority of cars, tinting does not cause a drop in value. The resale value will depend more on the car’s overall condition, maintenance history, and similar factors.

That said, some buyers may not like the tints. But that also means some buyers prefer cars with tinted windows because they won’t have to get tints after purchasing the car from you. Seek out those buyers.

Myth 4: Tinted Windows Don’t Break

So far, we see that tinted windows offer plenty of benefits. Unfortunately, “unbreakable windows” is not one of them. Window breakability depends mostly on the hardness of the glass.

Still, tints add a bit more strength to the windows. Thieves may need to put a little more effort into their swings.

But consider this: tinted windows make it harder to see inside your car’s interior. Any potential thieves strolling through a parking lot at night are less likely to target your car, because they can’t see if there are valuables located within.

Myth 5: Tinted Windows Always “Bubble Out” At Some Point

Some tints will bubble out, creating ugly, purplish bubbles  — but only if you use cheap materials or hire untrained amateurs.

The best materials for tints are metals, hybrids of dye and metal, crystalline materials, and ceramic particles.

Myth 6: Window Tinting is Easy, Professionals Aren’t Needed

Tinting’s an easy job, right? 

Well, not exactly. Doing it yourself can result in a bad-looking and bad-functioning finished product that eventually begins bubbling.

You’d be much better off bringing your car into a professional like Car Pretty. We have the expertise and equipment to create custom window tints with precision. Since we’re a professional tint installer, you also get a warranty should anything go wrong.

But we go beyond installing the tint to educate you on each aspect of the tinting process as well as the local laws surrounding tinting.

If you’re looking for a professional tinter in Philadelphia to provide you a tint that makes your car look and feel cool, contact Car Pretty today: (215) 688-2000

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Friday, September 18 2020
How Window Tinting Keeps Your Child Safe

Many believe that tinting’s benefits don’t go beyond aesthetics. It looks cool, but there’s no other point, right?

Actually, window tinting offers several safety benefits — especially if you live in a warm climate. See, the sun can cause several harmful effects. Tinting protects passengers — particularly your children — from several harmful effects the sun can cause. 

Keep reading to learn more about how window tinting can keep your child safe.

Prevents Their Seat From Getting Too Hot

Leaving your car in the sun for a long time can cause your child’s seat to get extremely hot — especially if your car exterior and/or interior have dark colors. 

This increases the risk of your child getting burnt.

Tinting your windows reflects a lot of the sun’s heat, keeping the seats cooler and safer.

Protects Them UV Rays

You can’t get sunburned through windows, but that doesn’t mean your child is safe from potential skin damage. 

Most car windshields protect against UVA and UVB rays. However, read and side windows tend only to deflect UVB — the kind that causes sunburn. 

UVA still makes it through, though. These rays can penetrate the skin more deeply, causing skin aging and increasing skin cancer risk.

The right window tinting can block 99% of these rays, offering much more protection for your child.

Protects Their Eyes

Driving involves looking at a lot of light sources:

  • The sun
  • Traffic lights
  • Headlights & high beams
  • Police/emergency vehicle lights

Sunlight is again particularly dangerous, as your child’s ocular lens can filter the sun’s rays as effectively as an adult eye. Combined with the other sources of light, and your child could suffer serious eye problems from constant exposure.

But if you tint your windows, you can block out much of this light and shield your child’s more delicate eyes.

Other Benefits of Window Tinting

Here are a few other benefits that both you and your child will experience when you tint your windows.

Keeps Interior Cool

Window tinting helps keep the entire interior cool — the air, too, not just seats and other items. You won’t have to blast the A/C on high. On especially hot days, dehydration won’t be as much of a worry, as you and your child will sweat less.

Prevents Car Interior From Fading

Prolonged sun exposure can lead to unsightly fade on your car’s interior over time. If you ever decide to sell your car, a faded interior can lower its value.

Helps You Maintain Vehicle Control

Unexpected high beam glare or other bright lights at night can startle you and make it hard to see — which is quite dangerous. Tints reduce the effects of these lights, boosting safety a bit more.

Protect Your Child With Professional Window Tints

If you need window tints to keep you and your child safe, turn to Car Pretty Window Tinting. We’ve been installing window tints in Philadelphia for over 20 years, earning the trust of numerous customers.

We’ll make sure you understand the full benefits of window tinting, as well as the legalities surrounding the feature. Come in today and have the professionals at Car Pretty Window Tinting install your tints.

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