If you’re considering automobile window tint, we’ve got years of expertise to help you make the right decision. The top questions regarding window tint tend to fall into the “Why?” and “Where?” categories. So, let’s look at some of the benefits of an automotive film (the why questions), as well as what you should look for when you decide where to have it installed (the where question).
The Why Questions
Everybody likes a good looking car, and a vehicle window tinting is an easy way to personalize and add a custom look to your ride. You might have a darker, sleek style tint in mind, or you might want a lighter tint that barely tints the glass but blocks heat. Whether you like a lighter or darker film, you’ll end up with a car that looks and feels more stylish and personalized.
Reduce Vehicle Internal Temperature
You know that feeling you get when you’re driving with the sun at your side, and you end up in an overheating car even when you crank up the AC? The sun’s rays come into your ride and heat it up like a greenhouse, whether your AC is on or not. A window film can reduce the heat streaming through your windows and keep the air cooler and allow your air conditioning to perform better. With newer ceramic technologies, even a light tint can block out and reduce your interior temperature!
Ditch the Glare
If you live in a sunny area or drive during a particularly sunny time of day, you’ve probably experienced that dangerous, annoying glare that makes it hard to see the road. A good window film can cut this glare down dramatically, giving you a better line of sight, making you more comfortable and helping you focus on driving safely.
Protection from UV Rays
Anytime we’re exposed to the sun, we are absorbing dangerous UV rays that negatively impact our skin. The same sun you protect yourself from at the beach is still affecting you while you’re driving; UVA rays can penetrate car windows, increasing your risk of cancer and causing premature skin aging. See what The Skin Cancer Foundation has to say about window film’s skin protection capabilities by clicking HERE.
Prolonged exposure to UVA rays can also fade dark colored interiors and fabrics. A modern, UV filtering window film helps protects you and your vehicle interior from these dangerous rays.
The Where Question
If you’ve decided that you want automobile window tint to get these great benefits, your next step is to decide where you’re going to have it installed. Because every state has different laws around window tints, you should first check what the laws in your particular state with this handy chart from AAA located HERE.
Now that you understand the law, here’s what you should be looking for when choosing a window film installation company.
A Clean Shop Area
A clean workspace is crucial for a good window tint, because if an auto shop is dusty or messy, tiny particles of grease and dirt in the air will end up sticking to your glass during the tint process. This will give you a less than optimal finished product.
Make sure to ask what the manufacturer and installation company guarantees are regarding the window film being installed on your vehicle. Make sure you understand if you will be on the hook for any costs if something goes wrong with the film.
Examples of Shops Work
Nothing speaks to quality of the product and installation like seeing an example of their previous tint jobs. Ask for reference photos or in-person vehicles they’re working on. Take a good look for any bubbles, trapped dirt, lifting edges, etc. A good price is quickly forgotten if you are unhappy with the quality of the installation.
We hope that you found this article helpful in answering the “Why” and “Where” questions. If you would like more information on the quality automobile window tint products that we offer, click HERE or contact us by calling (206) 403-1366. Find out why Diamond Window Tinting is Seattle, Washington’s #1 place to have your vehicle tinted.