Window Tint 101: Getting the Tint You Want


If you've been thinking about having your car's windows tinted, you should go about it the right way. You can buy window tint in your local auto parts store and apply it yourself, but you can't be sure of what you're getting or of how to properly apply it. Before you find yourself with a window tinting mess on your hands, here are some things you should think about.

Know Your Tint Options

The first thing you need to determine is what your options are for tinting your car's windows. You need to know if your state has a restriction on the tint's rating. Some states will only allow you to apply tint within certain darkness ratings, so talk with a window tinting contractor near you about the state regulations and window tinting restrictions. That way, you can choose the right tint for your car.

Explore the Tint Materials

Window tints can be crafted from a variety of different material compositions. As a result, you'll find that tint quality can vary widely. You'll want a film that's consistent, smooth, and adheres well to the glass. Any flaws in the film or poor adhesion can lead to tint failure, which can be costly.

Consider UV Protection

One thing that many car owners don't realize is that you can invest in window tint that offers ultraviolet ray protection, too. UV protection is important for preventing your car's upholstery from fading over time, and it also protects your skin from sunburn and the potential for skin cancer. When you're looking at your window tint options, ask your window tinting specialist about your film options that offer UV protection as well to maximize your investment.

Opt for Professional Installation

While it may seem as though window film installation is easy, the fact is that it's actually more complex than you think. You need to start with a clean and pre-treated glass pane, then you'll need to make sure you're applying the film evenly to prevent air bubbles or off-center film pieces. The best way to ensure a proper finish of your tint application is to work with a professional window tint contractor. He or she can do the installation work for you to ensure that your window film is free of bubbles, wrinkles, tears, or any other damage that can lead to premature tint failure.

These are a few of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to getting car window tinting. 


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Finding Better Accessories

Few things are more intimidating than driving your boss to a meeting. When I found out that my boss needed a ride to a meeting that I was invited to, I decided that I needed to do what I could to improve the look of my car. Instead of ignoring my torn seat covers and the bad smell coming out of my backseat, I paid for professional auto detailing and then I worked hard to find the right auto accessories. I purchased new seat covers, and then I found some incredible air fresheners that weren't too strong. This blog is all about finding great auto accessories, for both inside your car and out.