Window tinting is a popular service among car owners due to tinting’s many benefits. But there are also numerous myths and misinformation surrounding car tinting. Car Pretty aims to educate our customers about the benefits of window tinting, so below, we’ll dispel 6 window tinting myths.
Myth 1: It’s All About Looks
It’s true, tinting your windows looks cool. It gives your car a sleeker look.
But people don’t invest in tints just to show off. Tints also make your car feel cool. Tints block up to 60% of heat from the sun.
Additionally, window tints block out UV radiation that could otherwise pose a threat to passengers and cause the vehicle’s interior to fade.
Myth 2: It’s Illegal
There is no uniform “car tinting is illegal” rule. Tinting laws differ by state and locality. Some may be stricter about tinting, while others may offer you more freedom.
Always check your local laws before going to get your windows tinted.
Myth 3: Tinting Will Decrease the Vehicle’s Value
For the vast majority of cars, tinting does not cause a drop in value. The resale value will depend more on the car’s overall condition, maintenance history, and similar factors.
That said, some buyers may not like the tints. But that also means some buyers prefer cars with tinted windows because they won’t have to get tints after purchasing the car from you. Seek out those buyers.
Myth 4: Tinted Windows Don’t Break
So far, we see that tinted windows offer plenty of benefits. Unfortunately, “unbreakable windows” is not one of them. Window breakability depends mostly on the hardness of the glass.
Still, tints add a bit more strength to the windows. Thieves may need to put a little more effort into their swings.
But consider this: tinted windows make it harder to see inside your car’s interior. Any potential thieves strolling through a parking lot at night are less likely to target your car, because they can’t see if there are valuables located within.
Myth 5: Tinted Windows Always “Bubble Out” At Some Point
Some tints will bubble out, creating ugly, purplish bubbles — but only if you use cheap materials or hire untrained amateurs.
The best materials for tints are metals, hybrids of dye and metal, crystalline materials, and ceramic particles.
Myth 6: Window Tinting is Easy, Professionals Aren’t Needed
Tinting’s an easy job, right?
Well, not exactly. Doing it yourself can result in a bad-looking and bad-functioning finished product that eventually begins bubbling.
You’d be much better off bringing your car into a professional like Car Pretty. We have the expertise and equipment to create custom window tints with precision. Since we’re a professional tint installer, you also get a warranty should anything go wrong.
But we go beyond installing the tint to educate you on each aspect of the tinting process as well as the local laws surrounding tinting.
If you’re looking for a professional tinter in Philadelphia to provide you a tint that makes your car look and feel cool, contact Car Pretty today: (215) 688-2000