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*This is a guest article*

If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to improve the look and function of your vehicle, you should consider getting your windows tinted. Not only does a good tint job make your car look sharper and more stylish, but it has many other benefits.

Whether you do your tinting yourself or take your car to a trusted professional, it’s important to know all the facts before you start. There are laws to be considered in each state, guidelines and safety protocols that you need to know when considering tinting your car windows.

Window film can even raise the resale value of your car. But, unless it’s done properly within your local laws and regulations it could end up costing you in repairs or fines. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about window tinting.


A quality UV window tint can actually help to save your skin from sunburns or even from developing skin cancer spots. You may not think of yourself as being exposed when you are in your car but, your windows allow a lot of damaging suns to reach your skin even inside your car. This is especially helpful for anyone who does a lot of driving.

Window tinting can help to increase your visibility when you are driving making you safer on the road. The reduced glare from the sun, rain and even snow can greatly diminish your ability to see the roads clearly.

Window tint can help to save the interior fabrics and plastics. The sun can be powerful enough to start to fade the inside of your car but, with the tint, you can increase the life of your interior.

Having your windows tinted can help to keep you cool when the outdoor temperatures start to rise. Tinting can limit the exposure of your car’s interior keeping it cooler.

In case of an accident, your window tint can actually help to keep you safe. If you are involved in a collision, your window tint can actually help bind broken fragments together and prevent them from smashing and spreading throughout your car.

Tint Varieties

There are a variety of kinds of tints that you can use for different purposes and results for your car. Depending on your needs you may choose an individual or a combination of formulations for your tint.

  • Metallic: This film has a dark and stylish look and will give you excellent protection from harmful UV sun rays. The disadvantage is that this kind of heavy film can also partially block signals to your GPS or smartphone while driving.
  • Infrared: This film also blocks a high level of UV and heat but comes in lighter shades to increase visibility. These lighter films often have a longer lifespan with reduced fading, peeling or bubbling.
  • Carbon: This film will give you the maximum in heat and UV protection. You must be careful to follow your state’s guidelines about light transmittance.

Each state has its own individual laws and guidelines regarding vehicle window tint. If you are planning to put your own tint on, it’s important to make sure that you are clear on what is legal.

Each state will outline the proper levels of light transmission, light reflection, area coverage percentages and thickness of the film.

If you have the talent and experience there is no reason that you can’t attempt to tint your own windows. But, without the guidance of a professional installer, it’s important that you know the rules and regulations of your own state to keep you and other drivers on the roads safe.

Thank you for reading.

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