Whether you’re getting your windows tinted for a fresh new look, health benefits, or safer driving, you’ll have to make some big buying decisions.
You’ll have to choose things like material, cut technique, and which windows to get tinted. But, the most important thing you will have to decide is what tint percentage to get.
Now we know the choices can be overwhelming, but don’t despair! It’s not as bad as it sounds. And we’re here to help you out with a little advice and guidance.
What is a window tint percentage?
When you’re picking out your window tint, you’re going to hear a lot about the “percentage.” What this literally refers to is the percentage of light that is able to pass through the window. But what this practically means is how light or dark your tint is.
A higher percentage means a darker window tint.
A lower percentage means a lighter window tint.
It’s the same way that sunglasses come in lighter or darker shades, and you choose based on your own preferences.
What is the best window tint percentage to get?
There is no general “best” percentage to get.
There’s only what you like best and what works best for you.
But don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging with a vague answer like that.
Because, even though there is no general best tint percentage, there are two things to consider that can really help you find the best tint percentage for you.
The first is your state law. Every state has its own regulations on how dark a window tint can be. And those laws vary depending on which windows you’re tinting. For instance, in Pennsylvania, you’re allowed up to 70% for front side windows, backside windows, and rear windows; but when it comes to the windshield, you’re not allowed to have any percentage of tint. So, knowing your state’s percentage regulations definitely helps in choosing the right tint.
Now, the second big thing that will help you choose your tint percentage is not so much a rule, but more of a tip. Many people, when getting their windows tinted, assume that whatever tint they choose, is the tint they must have for all their windows. But that’s not so!
You can have different window tints for different windows. Which means if you like a lighter tint but your passengers like a darker one, you can have a lower percentage for the front side windows and a higher percentage for the backside windows.
What else should you look for in a car window tint?
Aside for percentage, the second biggest decision you’ll have to make is about cut technique and where to get it done.
Here at Car Pretty in Philadelphia, PA, we use “precision cut” film technology in order to get you the perfect cut. Our advanced computer technology lets us accurately measure and install tints to your windows, so you never have to worry about DIY projects or troubleshooting.