Tinting the windows on your car, truck or SUV offers some benefits that might make it appealing to you but you have to remember that there are limits to the amount of tint that is allowed by law on most vehicles. The rules are different from state to state but if you have the windows tinted professionally, the installer should know the legal limits for your area. If you are going to tint your own windows, check the local laws first.
Why Tint The Glass At All?
There are a number of benefits that come from tinting your windows. The heat inside the car is reduced, making it more comfortable for passengers. It also reduces the amount of UV light that can enter the car and damage the dashboard, the seats, and the console if your car has one. Tinting can also add some privacy in cars like town cars or limos that are transporting business people and dignitaries around.
How Dark Is Too Dark?
While everyone loves that limo tint look on their care, you can't always have that and still be legal. In most states, the legal limits are there to protect you and provide safety for others as well. When the tint is so dark that you can not be seen through the glass, it makes it hard for anyone to know if something is wrong inside the car. Police officers can not see through the dark tint when making a traffic stop and this put them in an unsafe situation as well. Check with the municipality where you live about what is legal when it comes to window tinting and what windows are legal to tint before you get started.
Do it Yourself Tinting
There are a lot of products on the market to apply tint to your car windows. The most common is a tint film that is cut to fit the glass and applied on the inside of the vehicle. It can be a little tricky to work with but if you take your time, you can get a nice looking tint job with it. It is often helpful to have someone help you apply the film to larger windows but the smaller side windows are pretty simple to do on your own. Take your time and follow the directions to get the best result from these tint products.
Having your windows tinted professional is by far, the best way to go. Instead of a film applied to the glass, a professional tint is typically sprayed on. The inside of the car is masked off to keep any overspray off the doors and interior than the tint is applied and allowed to dry. The tint installer will show you the tints available before they start and when they are done, the tint will be a permanent part of the car. It will more than likely cost more than a do it yourself tint film but in the end, it makes a huge difference in the car's comfort for the passengers inside.Share
24 October 2017
I am an exceptionally busy person who doesn't have a lot of time for smaller tasks, which is why I started focusing more carefully on maximizing my time a few years ago. I realized that I didn't have a lot of time to take care of car repairs, so I started looking for ways to streamline my schedule. I was able to work with a few different businesses that offered mobile repair, including a place that would come out to fix my windshield while I was at work. They were really easy to work with, and before I knew it, they had things completely repaired. Check out this blog for more information.