Thinking about getting your car windows tinted?
Great! Because tinted windows reduce glare and protect your car’s interior. Two things we car owners certainly cannot do without.
And, that just leaves one question to be asked: how do you actually get your car windows tinted? Well, there are two options: DIY or hire a professional.
Here are four reasons to go with the professional option.
- Guarantee of the job done right.
Unless you are an expert at wallpapering, laying on tinted film may not be for you. Especially, since DIY material is flimsier and harder to work with. In contrast, the higher quality material used by professional car window tinters is less prone to wrinkles, creases, and air bubbles.
You might also find it difficult to keep debris and dust particles from sticking to the film. And if you mess up, which can happen with the lower grade, temperamental DIY tint, you can’t just peel it off and start over. It’s very difficult to remove. Think about the tedious and cumbersome job of removing wallpaper. Not fun!
Which is why it’s highly recommended to hire an experienced professional from a reputable company who will guarantee a job well done.
In addition to regular federal laws surrounding car window tinting, every state has its own set of rules and regulations too. Because traffic police want to be able to see into your car in the event of a traffic stop. And, they want to be sure to keep you safe.
Which means you need to know your state’s individual laws regarding how dark your car tints are allowed to be. Most professional tinting companies adhere to the regulations required by their cities and states and can advise you on what to buy and what not to buy. But, there’s no such assurance when it comes to DIY brands.
But isn’t a DIY kit much cheaper than hiring a professional?
Not necessarily. Especially, if you end up having to buy another kit. Which is often the case.
Hiring a professional will cost from around $120 and up, depending on the size of your car (a small car at the low-price end and a large van at the top). A DIY kit will cost somewhat less, it’s true. But if you aren’t satisfied with the job you did on your own you won’t have the option of simply rolling it back up and returning it to the store in exchange for another. Because once used, DIY kits are not returnable. Instead, you will have to buy another kit. Which equals time and money wasted!
A professional, on the other hand, is obligated to make sure the tinting is done to your satisfaction. For not much more, you will save time, money, and frustration.
You will probably want your new window tints to give you the comfort of shade as well as protect your car’s interior from the sun’s harmful rays. A DIY brand will provide some shade but will not prevent your car’s interior from cracking and peeling over the long term.
But, a mid- or high- quality window tint installed by a professional will protect your car’s interior and keep you protected from the sun. So, you can drive on safely.
Weigh your options and make the right choice when it comes to your car’s new window tints. Good luck!