Car window tint can be incredibly useful during the warm months, yet people are often hesitant to have it installed on their vehicles. The primary reason for this hesitance is that there are a lot of questions surrounding window tint. Here, we discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about car window tint in an effort to help consumers make informed decisions.
1: Is car window tint legal?
Yes. The darkness and reflectiveness allowed for window tint will vary by state, however. If you are unsure of the legal limits for your state, contact your local DMV or police station.
2: Will it help keep my car’s interior cooler?
Yes and no. Some film will keep your vehicle cooler, but cheap film can sometimes draw the heat in. This means the interior is actually hotter and is one of the main reasons you don’t want to skimp when tinting your car’s windows.
3: Can I install car window tint myself, or do I need a professional to do it for me?
While you could technically install tint on your vehicle by yourself, it is highly unadvisable. There is a lot that can go wrong, and one the window film is damaged it will no longer work. This could cost you a lot of money.
4: Is there anything I need to know about caring for my car’s window tint?
Yes. Avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning and adhere to the strict rules during the curing process. Avoid any sharp materials around your window, including during the cleaning process.
5: What is “curing”?
Curing is the process by which the window film dries completely and adheres properly to your window panes. For 48 to 72 hours after the film is installed on your car you want to get as much natural sunlight as possible and avoid washing your vehicle.
6: Why does window tint bubble?
Bubbles arise in window tint film when either air or moisture gets trapped underneath during the curing process. To get rid of tint bubbles you should go to the company who installed it for you. They can help to eradicate the bubbles without causing damage to the film.
7: Is window tint expensive?
The cost of window tint varies widely based on the brand, type, and grade of film you use. Cheaper versions may not be as durable or long-lasting as more costly options. The most expensive options may not be a possible choice for those working with a strict budget.
8: How can I clean the inside of my windows?
If you need to clean the inside of your windows (where the film is placed), do so with warm, soapy water and a microfiber towel. You want to avoid anything with ammonia, or any cleaning sponges that are harsh – i.e. don’t use a metal sponge or a wire scrubber.
9: What if I have more questions?
If you have more questions are window tint film, feel free to contact us. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as assist in helping you pick the right film for your needs.