What is Automotive Window Tint?

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Automotive Window Tint

Automotive window tints are a specific type of tint designed for car windows, and are custom-fitted to each car by a tinting professional.

The layer of film allows for privacy and security, as well as protection from harmful ultraviolet rays and glares from bright lights, along with a plethora of other window tint benefits. In this article, we will explore a range of topics from installation, to types of tint, to window tinting legality.

The Window Tint Installation Process

Each shop will have its own unique process when it comes to tinting windows. With that said, we follow a process that we have developed and perfected over the course of our company’s 20-year history.

While the installation method is simple, the task itself requires a significant amount of patience and attention to detail.

Step 1: We will begin by meticulously cleaning the vehicle’s windows and edges, ensuring that nothing will prevent a clean and smooth application.

Step 2: We use world-class computer cutting software to create the perfect-fitting film pattern. We will carefully apply the thin layer of film onto the vehicle’s windows, allowing for precise installation. The film we use is the best on the market, as it is a priority that our customers receive the highest quality product.

Step 3: After the film is installed, we will perform a quality control inspection to guarantee customer satisfaction. The film typically needs about 3-5 business days to fully dry and cure.

We want you to have the same confidence in our products and services that we have, which is why all of our films have a lifetime warranty.

The Standard Types of Window Tints

There are several different types of window tint to choose from, allowing you to select the best option for you and your vehicle. All of our films offer 99 percent protection from harmful ultraviolet rays, privacy, and temperature control. Listed below are the types of window tints we offer.

Ceramic
If you want the highest quality film in the industry, then ceramic tint is for you. Ceramic film ranges from being completely clear to darkly tinted, allowing the customer to customize it to their desires.

Carbon
Carbon film gives an ultimate finish to your vehicle’s windows, offering supreme security and privacy. This type of film is very durable and long-lasting.

High Performance
High Performance (HP) film is a metalized charcoal material, resulting in a shiny appearance through the small particles of infused metals.

Window Tinting Laws

The big question with window tinting – is it legal? Most states have regulations on how dark the tint can be, while some states have no regulations at all.

This is measured by the percentage of light passing through the tint, which law enforcement can use a tint meter to determine if the tint is legal or not. Check out this article for more on the specifics for each state.

window tint state laws

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It is important to be up to date on the laws and regulations in your state before moving forward with tinting your windows, as they do change from time to time.

Window tint laws were created for the safety of other drivers on the road, as well as law enforcement officers for when they need to approach a vehicle. A general rule of thumb is warmer states typically have less regulation on window tint, while colder states have more regulation, although this is not always the case.

If you’re in Minnesota – feel free to get in touch with us as we can answer any questions pertaining to legality here!

Conclusion - What is Automotive Window Tint?

Tinting the windows on your vehicle can provide you with a better driving experience and overall vehicle ownership experience. With several different types of tint and different percentages of darkness, there is an option for every set of needs and local restrictions.

If you’re looking to tint your windows, our team would be happy to help! 

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