All About Car Window Tinting, Q&A Style
We’ve heard your questions loud and clear, and we’ve come equipped with answers!
Here’s a sweet and simple Q&A on everything you might want to know about car window tinting.
Q: What exactly is a car window tint?
A: Window tints are essentially a thin film placed on the inside of car windows to block out the sun and provide some extra privacy.
Q: What’s the benefit of getting my car windows tinted?
A: Window tints block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. This protects both your skin and your car’s interior. Window tints also help with temperature regulation, sun glare, privacy, and shatter protection.
Q: How do I know which tint is right for me?
A: When it comes to choosing a window tint, the most important factor is knowing what’s allowed in your state. There are both federal and state regulations for window tints, but they mostly revolve around tint percentage, which equates to the darkness of the tints.
Q: How long do car tints last?
A: It’s hard to say without knowing the exact specifications of the tint material, the installation process, the upkeep, and the general wear and tear. However, a good set of tints should last you years, with the average time being up to 5 years.
Q: How long does window tinting take?
A: Not long. Window tinting is simply a matter of cutting the film to fit your window shapes and then adhering the film to the inside of your car windows. The timing also depends on how many windows you’re getting tinted. If it’s just one window, you can probably wait right there to have it done. But if you’re going to have your whole car tinted, you’ll most likely want to leave the car with the installer and come back in a few hours.
Q: Do I have to do anything after the tints are installed?
A: Generally, it takes up to a week for tints to fully cure. However, the only thing you really need to do is be gentle with them and don’t try to clean them for the first week or so. And, when you do choose to clean your windows, don’t use anything sharp or chemically harsh.
Q: Where can I get my windows tinted?
A: While there are tons of DIY tutorials out there, we highly recommend having your windows tinted by a professional tint installer. Professional tint installers know all the little tips and tricks on getting tints to last longer and look neater. Search online for someone reputable and with good reviews in your local area.
Q: How much do window tints cost?
A: Again, this is hard to say without knowing the exact tint type and the size of the car. But, what we will say is that many installers offer a package deal or discount if you get more than one window tinted. So be sure to ask.
Q: What if my window tints break?
A: Before you buy your window tints, it’s important to ask if they come with a warranty. Most good quality tints do come with one, but better safe than sorry. In the event that your tints break or peel, just bring your car over to your local installer for a quick fix.