Window tinting adds elegance and distinction to any car, and can make sportier models look even sleeker. As an after-market product, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting the absolute right style for your vehicle. Choosing shades of car tint is an important decision because it’s not one you can easily reverse.
Here are some factors you’ll want to consider before choosing your car window tint.
Check Your State’s Rules on Tinting
Car window tints come in different levels of darkness. The darker it is, the more protection it can provide, and the less people can see into the car. Extremely dark tints, however, can make it hard for you to drive at night and almost impossible for anyone to see you when looking through the windows.
Different regions have different laws about how dark the window tint can be on your car and which windows it can be applied to. You don’t want the cops flagging you down because your windows are too dark. In Australia, a professional window tinting company will know what is legal and what isn’t in your state. Regulations are also different with commercial vehicles.
50 Shades of Grey
You may be overwhelmed by the range of colours and varieties of window tint that are available – and they’re not just all black! Coloured window tints give a fancier look and are available in a number of variations such as bronze, grey, gold and amber.
An experienced window tinting specialist can even customise your window tint shade to match your car, another reason it’s worth going to a professional rather than trying to tint DIY.
Consider UV Protection
Choosing a window tint with a high UV protection factor can lower the risk of UV and sun damage for drivers, which is particular important for Australian drivers with temperatures sometimes reaching into the 40s.
Window tinting helps block up to 99% UV rays from the sun. Car window tinting also ensures that the sun’s energy is not trapped in the car, eliminating the oven effect often experienced if a car stays for long periods in the sun.
There are two major types of window tints: metallic performance film and traditional non-reflective film. The metallic performance films provide a reflective surface that keeps more sun out than the traditional non-reflective film. Talk to your specialist about choosing a tint with the best UV and sun protection.
Once you’ve taken all factors into consideration, make sure you visit a reputable and specialised auto tinting professional to ensure the job is done correctly and that you’re happy with the end result. For Brisbane drivers, contact Premier Tint, for high quality tint services on both Northside and Southside.