Research the rules.
If you’ve found yourself a good tint installer, you probably don’t have to worry about this step. Because your installer will tell you everything you need to know.
But, if you want to be extra safe, it never hurts to look up the laws surrounding car window tints before you purchase them.
When it comes to window tinting, there are rules and regulations your tints must follow. And, you have to be sure to abide by both the federal rules and the state rules.
It’s a little tricky, but every state has its own set of regulations regarding window tints. The good news is that you only have to follow the rules of the state in which you live.
And before you worry, these rules are not too complicated. They just limit how dark your tints can be for certain windows in the car.
Choose what kind of tint you want.
Once you know your state laws regarding how dark your windows can be, it’s time to choose the tints.
The biggest decision you’ll have to make for choosing tints is what percentage you want.
When it comes to window tints, percentage simply refers to how dark or how light you want your tints. So, if you want a darker tint, you’ll choose a higher percentage. And if you want a lighter tint, you’ll choose a lower percentage.
(Don’t get confused with the numbers. It’s very simple in practice.)
Choose where you want the tints.
And finally, once you’ve chosen what kind of tints you want, you can decide where you want the tints. You can get tints for your front side windows, backside windows, rear-view window, and the very top of your windshield.
Most people don’t realize this, but you don’t need to have the same tint percentage for all of your windows. You can mix and match.
If you like a lighter tint to drive within the front, but you want a darker tint to shade your children in the back -you can have it all! Just be clear and tell your tint installer exactly what you want, and you should be good to go.
A Couple Pro Tips
If you’re struggling to choose a tint percentage and which windows to tint, start by asking yourself these 2 questions:
What is most important to you? Protection from U.V rays, privacy, safe driving, or temperature control? – Knowing your priorities will help a lot when it comes to choosing the tint. Just keep your end goal in mind, and you’ll be choosing your tint in no time
Do you often have passengers? – This will help you decide which windows to tint. Not everyone wants a tinted window. And some people only want tinted windows. If you know who your passengers generally tend to be (spouse, kids, friends), you can base your decision on what you know they prefer. If you don’t have consistent passengers to worry about, then just go with whichever tint you like best.