Everybody has his or her own reason for wanting window tints. They offer so many different features. For some people, it’s increased privacy. For others, it’s taking advantage of reduced expose to UV rays lowering the car temperature. While other people are looking to protect the lifespan and look of their vehicle. This guide will break down the many advantages of auto window tinting, what are the laws about it, and how the process works to make everything simple for you.
The California Window Tint Law
Before you decide to tint your windows, it’s essential you know the window tint law. The California Window Tint Law was updated in 2018 and is pretty complex. Essentially it breaks down like this:
- Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
- Front Side Windows: VLT% must allow 70% of light into the vehicle.
- Back Side Windows: No Restriction.
- Rear Window: No Restriction.
VLT refers to the visible light transmission level. Do be aware, that although it is not extremely common, police do pull over and ticket vehicles that do not follow these regulations. However, you don’t need to worry. Our team will make sure your vehicle follows all legal requirements while providing you with the window tinting you want.
Benefits of Window Tinting
Window tinting has so many excellent features. For your windshield, it has a double benefit. During the brightest sunlight, it functions like a pair of sunglasses that help you see more clearly. But this works the same at night as well, by muting headlights that pass you on the other side of the road so you can always see clearly.
Not only do they help you see better, window tints also protect your car from heat. Windows create a huge chunk of the heat transfer into your vehicle and when you live in warm sunny places like California or Arizona, this can be a major factor. This not only makes your car more comfortable but protects the interior, including electronics and anything you happen to have in the vehicle.
How Does the Process Work?
Window tinting is essentially a process of applying a special adhesive film to your windows. The two main products on the market are 3M’s FX Premium and Crystalline Products. Each block UV rays and help keep your vehicle cool. The FX is 3M entry level and is available in a variety of tints.
The Crystalline line is 3M’s higher-end variant that offers additional features such as advanced technology that is currently considered the world’s best tinting products. Although it is pricier, its advantage is in the nanotechnology is uses to filter and focus light in such a way that visibility is greatly enhanced while maximizing the benefits of tinting. And if you are wondering how to remove window tint, it takes no time at all!
Creating the Car You’ve Always Wanted
We use the latest technology and techniques to get the job done quickly, affordably, and effectively to create the driving experience you’ve always wanted. Contact us to learn more about our window tinting services.