There’s a lot that goes into window tinting.
From the material, to quality, to cost efficiency, there’s a whole bunch of decisions to make before you even have your tints. And once you do have them, there’s maintenance and care to think about as well.
Now, don’t let that psych you out. Because getting your windows tinted really is a good thing. Tinted windows let you drive safer, protect your skin from sun damage, and make your ride temperature friendly.
And, if you do your research and know what you’re dealing with, picking out your window tints and managing them is a piece of cake.
Stick with us, and we’ll help you through it.
Buying your window tints.
- Do know your states tinting laws. Every state has its own laws regarding which windows are allowed to have tints and what percentage of darkness they are allowed to be.
- Do get a warranty. If you go to a good place to get your windows tinted, you shouldn’t have any problems with them later on down the road. But, on the off chance that something goes wrong, you want to be sure that you can come back to the shop and have it fixed.
- Do ask your window tinter if you have any questions about the laws. They are there to guide you through it. In fact…
- Don’t be afraid to ask any questions at all that are relevant to the window tinting process. No question is a stupid question if you don’t know the answer.
- Don’t buy without doing your research and checking reviews. Your window tinter can recommend the options they think will work best for you, but it can’t hurt to do a quick check yourself.
Getting your window tints installed.
- Do go to a professional window tinter. You’ll find plenty of guides and tutorials for DIY window tinting online. However, there’s a lot that can go wrong when you do it yourself. And it’s a lot more comforting to rely on a professional when you can. Especially when it comes to driver safety and health.
- Do look for a place that is clean. If the shop you go to is covered in dust and debris, you might find little particles stuck in your window tint when you are driving home.
- Don’t go to a shop that is poorly lit. If you can’t see the difference in color and shade because there is just not enough light in the room, then neither can your window tinter. Which means, book it out of there and find a place that’s well lit. You deserve a job well done.
Caring for your new window tints.
- Do let your windows dry fully before cleaning them for the first time.
- Don’t roll down your windows for several days after installation to avoid scratches, bubbles, or smudges.
- Do clean your windows with soft cloths or paper towels.
- Don’t use hard chemical substances to clean your windows. Simple water and soap should do the trick.