As a popular option in car customization process, various window tints kits are available on the market.
Of course, there are a lot of differences between products and first of all you have to choose what kind of tint you want, is it legal in your country or state and what kind of effect you want to have.
If you spend much time driving, especially in warm and sunny climate, window tints are almost necessary because the sun can shine directly in your face and constant exposure to UW rays can cause interior to crack and fade.
On the other hand, window tints are essential if you need a higher level of privacy for you and your passengers and you want to give your car a fresh look. Here are few important tips in choosing the best window tint for you.
WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?
First, you have do decide how much money you want to spend on window tinting of your car. There are both cheap and expensive options on the market and you must know that cheap window tints do not do the job properly and they are prone to peeling and fading. If you want full UW protection for your can which will last, you must go for more expensive options and get the best value for your money. If you, for any reason, really need window tint on your car do not try to save money and go for best on the market.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPLY TINT BY YOURSELF
Of course, you can install window tint kit on your car and there are lot DIY products on the market but we wouldn’t recommend that. Installing can be tricky and if you are not highly experienced it would certainly end in disaster and ruining your tint kit and maybe even your car glass. It is best to go to the specialized shop and let the professionals with adequate tools deal with it. You’ll pay a little more but you’ll get perfect installation and shop warranty which is important.
GET TO KNOW THE LAW
Since the early 90’s when first polyester window tints become available on the market, they become the subject to ever-changing traffic laws all around the world. Practically every country and state have different laws regarding window tinting. Most of the countries allow the window tints only on the rear glass but not on the windshield or specific percentage of tinting so you must be aware of laws in your country. It is wise to ask before buying and installing just to be sure that your vehicle will be safe in traffic and you won’t get any tickets.
UNDERSTAND THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE PRODUCT
Since there is a lot of products with different specifications it is best to learn a thing or two about tints.
If you need tint for reflecting sun rays and keeping your car cool during the summer, search for the product with heat protection feature.
If you want a tint for privacy reasons, look for products with a darker color and smaller VLT (visible light transmission) index, since the smaller the VLT number is the less it can be seen trough the glass from outside.
Learning and understanding of the product specifications will help you chose exact tint for you and ensure that you met your expectations after installing and during the use.