Window Tinting Myths and Facts


If you are looking for total protection of your car then tinting your windows should be a top priority on your list. While many vehicle owners pay attention to the exterior, the interior is often neglected. Tinting your windows is first step towards protecting your interior from heat and UV rays.

There are loads of information about tinting your car online. This information is a mix of facts and misconceptions. This can lead to confusion and you might even drop the idea of tinting your car. Below are some of the most common tint myths and the facts as to why tinting your car is one of the best upgrades.

Myth 1: Purpose behind windows tinting is just for aesthetics.

This is by far the biggest misconception out there. It’s true that tinted windows add to the aesthetics of your car, but the practical benefits are way more than the looks.

A top-quality tint like a ceramic window tint can block up to 50% infrared and around 99% of the UV rays. This protects the dashboard of your car because sunlight is the main culprit behind dashboard damage and fading.  So, during a hot day, windows tint can save you some fuel from because you don’t have to crank your AC up to the max setting

Myth 2: Tints will eventually fade and bubble

I’m sure most of us has seen faded tints and tiny purple bubbles so therefore this misconception isn’t entirely false. However, this not true with all tints either. It depends on the installation and the quality of the tint.

Basic dye tints are most suspectable to fading while high quality tint like ceramic or carbon tints don’t fade.

Myth 3: Window tints prevent windows shattering

How we wish this was true but unfortunately it isn’t. Tints such as metalized window films increase the strength of the windows, but it doesn’t make unbreakable. However, the adhesive can hold up the pieces if the windows break.

Window tint also increases privacy so therefore thieves can’t see the insides, and this reduces the chances of the theft.

Myth 4: Window tint is illegal

This statement is also not entirely true. The legality of window tinting services depends on the state you are in.

Some states allow full tints while states only allow a half or clear tint. You do not have to worry about this because your detailing shop will already know the legal requirements in your state.

Myth 5: Tinting your windows will reduce the resale value of your car

Unless your car has a poor tint installation that has faded, windows tints actually increase the resale value of your car.

This is because due to the tint your interior dashboard and upholstery will be top notch. The buyer will look into this and it increases the protection of the vehicle in the future as well.

These are some of the most common misconceptions that float around vehicle window tinting. Most of these statements are false and tinting your window only has positive benefits which far outweighs the few drawbacks.

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