Getting your car’s windows tinted isn’t as simple as it seems. You need to know what you want, and to know what you want you need to know what options are even out there. For example, what brand of tint you want to get and how dark you are able to get your tint. Different tints also have different features, such as protection against UV rays. Be sure to ask these five questions before committing to a tint.
What Is The Cost?
This one may seem obvious but it would be a good idea to know the costs upfront before you proceed with any window tinting. Tinting typically ranges from $100 to $400 dollars, so it’s not too expensive but you get what you pay for. You can definitely tell the difference between a $100 tint job and a $400 one.
Which Type Of Tint Is Right For Me?
Answering this question comes down to what types of benefits you want to get from your tint. Most people want to tint their windows so that they can achieve some privacy in the interior of their car. Some other features include UV ray protection or heat control. Tints come in a wide variety of shades and materials. You can speak with a tint professional about your goals in order to figure out which tint is right for you.
How Dark Can The Window Tint Be?
Before going with the absolute blackest tint you can find on the market, you need to do your research before you end up with a ticket! There are different laws about window tinting, depending on what province you reside in. These laws dictate how dark your tint be and what location you are able to tint. For example, in Saskatchewan, it is actually illegal to put tint on your driver and passenger side windows. Make sure you pick a shade that is within regulations. If you want really minimal tinting, but still want UV ray protection, there are tints available that have an almost invisible tint but still have that added feature.
How Long Will It Take To Tint My Car’s Windows?
This one is quite important, especially if you rely on your car for day-to-day activities. Knowing how long the tint will take allows you to plan ahead and make sure you won’t need to drive your car during the tinting procedure. Most tints will take 45 minutes to a few hours, depending on the number of windows getting tinted. The dealer installing the tint may also want to keep the car overnight, so they can install the tint correctly and make sure it has enough time to dry.
How Long Do Tints Last?
This depends on the climate, the quality of the tint, how it is installed, and how much sunlight your car gets. High-quality tints usually come with scratch-resistant technology, as well as some sort of warranty from the manufacturer. Be sure to check with your installer to get the details.