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Auto Window Tint Nightmares – How To Avoid With CNET’s Advice

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Cruising down the highway, the sun glaring relentlessly through your windows – the telltale sign of a botched window tint job. While the aesthetic drawbacks – the uneven application, the dreaded purple hue – are undeniable, a bad auto window tint job goes beyond bruised vanity. It can compromise your safety by obstructing your vision and leave you vulnerable to harmful UV rays. The good news? You can steer clear of this automotive nightmare!

Brian Cooley, automotive expert at CNET Road Show, recently tackled the secrets behind a successful window tint. In this guide, we’ll distill Brian’s insights into six key steps that ensure a flawless, high-performance tint job for your car. From identifying reputable shops to understanding the importance of quality materials, this guide equips you with the knowledge to transform your car windows from a liability to a sleek, protective asset. So, buckle up and get ready to unlock the secrets to a window tint job that delivers both style and substance.

6 Things To Look For in an Auto Window Tint Shop

  • Look For Clean – Automotive Window Tinting starts and ends with cleanliness. Any dust floating around the shop can end up permanently stuck between the glass and tint. The cleaner the shop, the more likely you will end up with a clean window tint job.
  • Get a Guarantee – A lifetime warranty for the original purchaser on the film and the installation should not be out of the question. Ask the shop about the specifics of the warranty offered.
  • Look at References – Check out the shop reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. Also, have the shop show you a car they have done. Inspect it for edge to edge coverage, no bubbles or dirt trapped in the film and edges that aren’t lifting.
  • Don’t Sweat the Wet – Know that the inside of your car is going to a bit wet in the process. It’s OK, it’s less water than it looks like and a good tint shop knows where – and where not – to let water drip.
  • Let The Tint Cure – It will be anywhere from a couple of days to a week, depending on temperature and other factors before you can put the windows down. New tint needs to breathe out all the moisture it was applied with.
  • Clean it Carefully – Tint is applied on the inside of glass. Once tinted, clean the tinted surfaces with a non-ammonia glass cleaner so you don’t break down the film’s scratch resistant coating.

If you would like to read Brian’s entire article, click HERE.

It is also important to understand the window tint laws in your area. You can learn more by clicking HERE.

So, there you have it! By following these six key points, you can avoid a bad window tint experience and ensure your car gets a sleek, professional look, all while enjoying the numerous benefits of a quality tint job. Remember, a good tint job protects you from harmful UV rays, reduces interior heat, and enhances privacy. Don’t settle for anything less!

Take the time to research reputable shops, ask detailed questions, and prioritize quality materials and expert installation. A well-executed window tint will not only elevate the aesthetics of your car but also provide years of valuable protection and improved driving comfort. So, go forth with confidence, and enjoy the smooth ride (and cooler cabin) that comes with a top-notch window tint job!

If you would like to learn more about the auto window tint products and services we provide, click HERE.If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, you can reach us directly by calling (206) 403-1366. We would be happy to discuss your vehicle window tint options and provide you with a free, no obligation assessment and quotation on your particular vehicle. Our shop is located in Tukwila, Washington and service the entire greater Seattle area.

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