When having your car windows tinted, it’s worthwhile to invest in a high-quality job. Photo: Perfect Darkness Tint (2017)
If you’re thinking about getting your car windows tinted, rather than going the cheapest route, consider investing in quality at the outset. To get the maximum performance and lifespan from your tint job, consider these three aspects:
Have you ever seen a car with window tint that’s bubbling or peeling off? While this may have to do with the quality of the tint itself, it can also be the result of poor workmanship. If the person installing your window tint can’t do it right the first time, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to do it right the second or third time, so don’t waste your time or money on a subpar installer. Choose a tinting professional with a reputation for quality results—it may cost more than having your neighbor do it, but it’ll be money well spent.
There’s a wide variety of tint products on the market today, many of which aren’t high-quality, so it’s important to know what you’re getting. While putting on a cheap tint may save you money up front, it won’t last as long as a quality product, which means you’ll need to spend more time and money to have it redone.
While expertly installed, high-quality tint should provide good long-term performance, even the best products can unexpectedly fail, so make sure your investment is backed by a strong warranty. For example, 3M not only has some of the highest-performing tint products on the market, it also offers the best warranty available, which makes its products a real win-win.