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Car Window Tinting: What To Know Before You Buy

Jan 11

Tinted windows are mandatory in order for your car to seem and feel athletic. Tinted windows improve the appearance of your car's sleek design and provide privacy. This makes it more attractive. If your vehicle doesn't have tinted windows, you could purchase them as an add-on. This article will explain all you need to know about San Diego window tinting and tinting, from different types of film, through the legalities of tinting your car.


What the Law Says about Tinted Windows


  • The film for windscreens must let at minimum 75% light through it.

  • Front window windows should let a minimum of 70% of light.

  • One man tints his car's window.


The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has guidelines for tinting windows. These laws only apply to front-facing windows and windscreens. However, police can stop you if your car's security has been compromised due to the tinting of the rear windows. Only trustworthy dealers sell aftermarket tint film.


What are the various Window Tint Films?


Let's now look at the various kinds of window tint films to determine which one will suit your needs best. We'll examine the four major varieties and analyze the benefits and drawbacks of each.


Window Tint Film with a color Background


The most widely available, cost-effective, and widely-used window tint is dyed film. The backing is sticky and sticks to the window and is then stuck to it by the use of a heating gun. The film is translucent on the outside, but transparent on the inside, which allows for clear visibility.



It's affordable, simple to use, and provides the perfect tinted look.



The dye may fade with time, the cooling impact is typical and UV protection is less effective in the summer.


Window Tint Film with a Metallic Finish


This coating is made up of small metal particles that make the glass appear more vibrant and give it a shiny, metallic appearance. Metallic films help can reflect heat away from the cabin by creating a thick coating. They can also be used to improve the strength of windscreens, making them less likely to crack.



Sturdy and scratch-resistant, and a good insulator in the summer heat and in winter.



Metal particles can disrupt the reception of entertainment and phone calls as well as radio reception.


Window Tint Film with Carbon


The carbon film is better than metalized tinting as it doesn't have carbon particles that block reception on phones and radios. It's also effective at blocking heat from the sun, even in the hottest months of the year, thus reducing the need for air conditioning.



The UV protection and insulation are excellent, and the matt finish is stunning.



Metalized or colored films are more expensive.


Ceramic Window Tint Film


This tint is top-of-the-line. It is made up of ceramic particles that offer exceptional protection from harmful UV radiation. It also helps keep the car cool in summer. It's the newest and most expensive tinting film currently out there, but it also has the best durability and finishes, because it's scratch and fade resistant.



It's tough and durable with a beautiful matte surface and excellent UV and heat protection.



High-end and available only from just a few manufacturers.



AMB Auto Glass and Window Tint

5841 Mission Gorge Rd A, San Diego, CA 92120, United States

(619) 514-3537