Car window tinting is becoming an increasingly popular feature with drivers who want additional privacy and security, protection from the sun’s glare and heat, or just to update their vehicle’s appearance.
There is always the option to tint your windows yourself, and although this might sound like a daunting prospect a DIY kit will offer you cost savings and convenience where a traditional service will not. Also, the advances in car window tinting kits in recent years has made it relatively easy to go down the DIY route.
Here are our top tips to help you choose a professional car window tint kit:
1. Check the regulations
Before you start, check the regulations for your make and model of car in the place that you are going to drive it. In the UK, there are no rules for tinting the rear passenger windows or the rear windscreen. However, for front side windows and front windscreens, the rules can change depending on when the vehicle was first used.
2. Decide on your tint
There are a plethora of car window tints available. Whether you want a specific finish or effect, make sure you research and decide which tint will look best and also fulfil all your requirements. If possible, see if you can source a simulator so that you will get an idea on how the finished product will look on your car.
It is also important to work out whether you would like to use a car window tint kit that has been pre-cut for your car’s make and model. These systems are often easier to fit as no cutting is required and some sections will be cut into strips for added convenience during the fit.
3. Pick an expert supplier
As demand has increased for car window tint kits, so have the numbers of unscrupulous suppliers. Make sure that you pick a supplier that offers clear advice on how to fit your tint, and also offers free expert advice before, during and after your car window tint has been carried out.
Also check for user reviews and testimonials on a supplier’s products and service. A good and established supplier will always be happy to provide examples of previous work, should be easy to contact and provide a knowledge base for its customers.