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Six Common Window Tinting Myths

As window tinting has become a more common practice for auto owners, a vast array of rumors and speculations has surfaced about the process and purpose of window tint. We?re here to set the record straight on a number of these myths and to provide some credibility as to what you can and can?t expect if you?re taking your car in for a tint job. Here are six of the most common window tinting myths, debunked.

Tinting?s only purpose is to look cool

While many people do decide to tint their windows to make their cars look cool, there are many practical purposes for tinting that far outweigh its cosmetic benefits.. Quality window tint blocks 99 percent of UV rays which can both preserve the interior of your car and reduce you and your passengers? likelihood of getting skin cancer. Tinting with a nano ceramic film also blocks a large amount of heat from the sun and can increase the comfort of your drive. It?s about more than looking cool ? it?s about safety and comfort.

Window tint should be inexpensive

Like anything else in life, you get what you pay for in the window tinting industry. If you decide to go the cheap route for your car?s tinting, you?re likely going to get three things, poor installation, an ineffective product and a job that begins to fail in short order. You want a high-quality film installed by a reputable and experienced source. The good news is, the difference between good and bad window tinting is often less than $40.00. Skimping on cost always ends up costing more in the long run. Do yourself a favor and get it right the first time.

Tinting reduces the resale value of my car

If you go with a trusted partner, tinting will increase the resale value of your car by preserving your upholstery and dash, by making your car look good, and by setting your vehicle apart from those without any tint. A professional tint also provides increased security and safety for the owner and their passengers. If necessary, the tint can always be removed as the process is completely reversible.

I can DIY my tint

Tinting might look like an easy process, but those who have tried to do it themselves know this is not the case. Proper installation requires precision, the right equipment, and experience to ensure the job is done right and will last. Most DIY jobs can be spotted across four lanes of traffic and are typically a cause for embarrassment. If done incorrectly you can also damage your vehicle seals, glass, window mechanics, and interior paneling.

Bubbles are present in every tint job

Bubbles are present in every professional tint job. The trick is having the right kind of bubbles. Small fluid bubbles are a result of applying the correct pressure during installation to promote adhesion. Excessive pressure during installation will remove bubbles but also damages and distorts the film. A seasoned pro using the right techniques will be able to provide a high-quality, long lasting installation that will cure in a very short amount of time to reveal a final product that both looks good and provides all the safety and security benefits great automotive window tint has to offer.

A darker tint leads to greater heat reduction

The effects of window tinting on a car?s interior heat level are often greatly exaggerated, though some heat reduction is an available feature. Metalized films have been known to offer heat reduction, but the tinting industry has in recent years stopped using metalized films as they interfere with the signal reception of some electronics. If you are looking for ways to specifically decrease the heat in your car, a clear ceramic film will be more effective than a tinted dyed film.
TintWorks provides expert-level tinting on all types of vehicles and is here to accommodate your every need. We?re all about helping you achieve satisfaction and safety on the road. Contact us today to request a quote and become a part of our legacy of quality.