Your car’s windows are regularly exposed to hazardous weather conditions and harmful outdoor elements. Insect splatters, bird droppings, and pebbles can leave unsightly marks on your windows and lead to damage.
Installing a car window tint is one of the most effective ways to protect your car’s exterior and interior. There are many benefits to car tinting. Window tint helps block harmful UV rays that can accelerate skin aging and increase a person’s risk of skin cancer. Car window tints provide security and privacy. A high-quality tint also offers shattered glass protection.
Here are some mistakes to avoid when looking to have car window tint installed in Santa Rosa.
Hiring an Amateur
One of the things that will affect your tint’s performance is how well it is installed. Hiring an inexperienced auto tinting company could prove to be a costly mistake.
If the installer makes an installation mistake like misaligning the window film or trapping air pockets between the film and the windows, you may have to have a new tint installed.
Before hiring an installer:
- Check their ratings, reviews, and customer testimonials.
- Look for a pro with a healthy reputation.
- Ask friends or family members for recommendations.
Not Getting a Warranty
Even the best window tint can develop a problem. If your tint goes bad during the warranty period, a reputable installer will fix the problem at no extra cost. Many installers offer a lifetime workmanship warranty. Read your warranty carefully to understand what factors may void it and why.
Not Analyzing a Quote in Depth
Get at least three quotes from three different providers. Here are three questions to ask when evaluating a quote
➢ What windows does this quote cover?
➢ Do you offer a lifetime warranty?
➢ Do you take the door panels or any panels off in order to install the film?
If you do not understand any element of the quote, do not hesitate to call and ask for clarification. Most installers will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Selecting the Cheapest Film
While cost is an important factor to consider when selecting a tint, do not let it take precedence over every other factor. A cheap tint may peel off prematurely and damage your windows. The color of a low-quality tint may fade prematurely.
A Shade Darker specializes in car tinting in Santa Rosa. We offer top-notch XPEL products designed to block more than 99% of the Sun’s harmful UV rays. We will help you choose and install the right window tint for your car. To make an appointment, call (707) 546-2827.