Tinting your car windows seems like the easiest upgrade option you can make, it is also one of the most affordable choices when it comes to refurbishing your vehicle. Although we have previously mentioned multiple and often forgotten advantages of tinting your windows, there have always been myths regarding window tints, and we are here to bust them for you. Here are 7 of the most common car window tinting misconceptions for you to take the leap and tint your windows with no worries!
Myth: Tinting your car windows is just for show
Some people think that window tints only serve the purpose of looking cool, and that they are for cosmetic purposes only. On the contrary, window tints offer far more practical advantages than just simply aesthetic ones. We’ve mentioned many of these advantages before, but arguably the best pluses tints offer is their UV and heat resistance with their ability to protect your interiors from fading and keeping maintenance fees down such as those for air conditioning and battery maintenance.
Myth: Window tints fade and form bubbles over time
Many people claim this to be the truth because of the instances of seeing a few cars with ugly purple bubbles and patches where the tints are installed. This however is only the result of cheap tints and misapplication. Most high quality tints sold on the market have metal/carbon particles of nanotech and ceramic particles and other types of resilient hybrid material. This prevents discoloration and fading over time and guarantees high quality heat and UV protection for extended amounts of time. As for the issue of installation, there are good DIY instructions and options such as precut tints with their proper tools of application, but it is always prefered to go and consult a tint expert for a professional and mechanical installation.
Myth: Window tints are Illegal
Car Window tints are NOT illegal, however, there are rules and regulations regarding the placement and darkness of tints for each state. For instance, in Minnesota, no windshield tint is allowed along with some other limitations. You can read the full regulations here. All in all, tint experts and car shops are aware of each state’s regulations and will absolutely guide you through the process and install the right fit for you.
Myth: Tint films make your car windows unbreakable
As much as we all like the idea of having shatterproof windows, tinting your windows does not actually make them shatterproof. The action film stereotype that all tinted windows are automatically bulletproof is not true. However, window tints do provide notable security features such as theft deterrence and privacy. They also hold the glass together due to the strong window film or adhesive film which has a dual function. It makes it harder for a thief to break into your car in addition to lessening the likelihood of an injury from the glass in the form of projectiles in case of a serious car crash or accident.