Tinted car windows look classy and provide the necessary privacy. They can be done on any car and come at a reasonable rate. This WheelZine article furnishes more details.
Tinted Windows Appear Hazy?
It takes quite a few days for the film to stick completely to the window. This could be due to the presence of some amount of water under the film, which gives your recently tinted windows a hazy look.
Almost everyone prefers having tinted car windows. They provide with the much-required privacy and come in different shades that you can opt for. They also act as a barrier and do not allow harsh sunlight into the car. Let us look at the various options and prices that you can choose for your car.
Cost of Window Tinting
The cost of window tinting may begin at USD 80 with a simple do-it-yourself kit, and may go up to almost USD 500 in case of professional installation from a reputed store.
Moreover, there are films for different types of vehicles, ranging from a 2-door passenger car, a 4-door passenger car, to a truck, a minivan, and an SUV. Not only that, prices also vary depending on the variety of vehicle models. The cost of window tinting for a Volkswagen is different from that for a Hyundai.
Also, different tinting films allow different amounts of light to enter the car interior while affecting how dark the film will look from the exterior. This is known as the Visible Light Transmittance (VLT). Depending on the percentage that is permitted, the type and quality of window film drastically differs from one another in terms of cost. For instance, films that are effective at absorbing or reflecting sunlight will be more expensive comparatively; however, they can keep your vehicle cooler, thus, making them worth the amount spent.
Generally, most high-end films (carbon, ceramic, and crystalline) are not cost-efficient and can cost you around USD 400, in comparison to conventional ones (dyed and hybrid; around USD 200 – USD 250).
As far as selection is concerned, it depends on your personal needs. For instance, if you want your windows tinted, just to enhance your car’s look, it is not necessary to go in for a very high-end tint. However, this does not imply that you opt for the cheap films; they may deteriorate over time. Make sure that you consult a technician about the type of film and your needs, and accordingly, make a decision.
In a 4-door passenger car, the cost range is between USD 160 and USD 290 approximately, including installation and one year’s warranty. Certain dealers also provide a lifetime warranty. For those looking for information about trucks, the range begins at around USD 200 going up to USD 360, while for an SUV, the range is between USD 200 and USD 360 approximately.
You can save almost 30% – 50% if you opt for do-it-yourself (DIY) kit from the Internet that will cost around USD 80 – USD 100. This can save you almost 50% of the costs.
Thus, you can choose from innumerable options for the kind of car that you own. These tints are available to match your requirements as per your budget, as well as taste and preferences. You can choose the ones in shaded and no-shaded versions. Reflectors are also quite popular these days. They give the car an overall expensive look and accentuate the headlights and tail lights. Make sure that you choose tints that will complement the color of your car.