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Truths and Myths about Car Window Tinting


Ensure you have the proper tint on your car!

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding window tint for cars. While some of the myths surrounding automotive window film are based in fact, others are simply incorrect. Many of these are in regards to how long window tint will last. Below these myths will be debunked.

How Long Will Automotive Window Film Last?

This depends on a number of factors, so there is no one size fits all answer for every vehicle and driver. It depends on the type of window film purchased, and the elements that it is regularly exposed to. Window tint performs differently under heavy snow, constant heat, seasonal shifts, or prolonged heavy rain. The type of glass being tinted also plays a role. One of the most important factors however, is how the owner of the vehicle maintains the glass and window film.

The Many Benefits of Window Tinting

Many people believe that window film does not make much of a difference, but the reality is very different. Window tinting decreases heating from the sun by more than 80%, meaning that it will take less energy to cool your car. It will be more energy efficient and comfortable while costing you less. Window film blocks harmful UV rays and potentially dangerous solar glare as well as the glare from snow and nearby vehicles and buildings. It also increases security as people from outside of the car can no longer determine who or what is inside it.

How To Prolong The Life Of Your Window Film

While weather and atmospheric conditions play a part in determining the lifespan of window tint, there are numerous aspects that are within your control. For one, the type of window tint you choose plays a big part in their lifespans. Dyed films without UV inhibitors fade faster than those with UV inhibitors. Hybrid films tend to have an increased lifespan. Choose a long lasting film, and take steps not to scratch or disturb it. Be careful when using your seatbelt and don’t put sharp objects near your window film to prolong its longevity.

American Solar Tinting Offers Professional Window Tinting.

We may not tint airplane windows quite yet – But as a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, we provide our customers with not only the highest quality installations but also the highest quality products. Our solar tinting is professionally installed with no mess, no hassle, and minimal disruption.

If you need Car Tinting, especially in preparation for these bright summer months, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today onGoogle+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.


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