If you are considering having your vehicle professionally tinted, you may have asked yourself the following: “What should I pay to have my car tinted?” It’s an appropriate question. It’s important to look at lots of different information in order to make the decision on window tinting prices. Let’s review some things which will factor into the price you pay.
It may come as a surprise to many, but to tint a typical 4-door sedan may run from $100 to well over $450. Most people will find a product within the middle ground. Having mentioned that, let’s explore some factors which may account for the price difference.
1. Warranty Guarantee. Don’t let a tint salesman overstress this, but remember that it’s still important. While a good 80% of films one will come across will carry a lifetime guarantee, it is nonetheless crucial to have. Wouldn’t you want to know that your tint is covered for the entire time you drive your car?
Still be aware of this: A warranty guarantee is often used as a sales gimmick by tint salesman. Don’t let a salesman insinuate that “lifetime warranty” automatically equates to top quality. That is not the case; it just means that regardless of what quality of film being installed, that it will be guaranteed to last. We’ll discuss some things which make for a “quality window tint” in just a bit.
Also be ensure that the “lifetime warranty” is both manufacturer and shop covered. If the window tinting shop made a mistake installing perfectly good film, wouldn’t you want to know that your car window tinting was still covered?
A film with minimal heat protection and aesthetic appeal containing a lifetime warranty should cost roughly to have window tint installed on a sedan.
2. Heat Protection. The importance of this will be highly determined by where you live. Someone living in Phoenix, AZ or Dallas, TX will most likely value heat protection more than their friend living in Seattle, WA or Boston, MA.
Heat protection rates may run from 15% to close to 100%.
If you live in a four-seasons climate, you will most likely want a minimum of 40-45% heat protection. If you live in a more demanding climate, insist that your car Kootenays tinting film includes at least 60-65% heat protection.
Remember, many tint salesman will tell you that their film has “99.9% UV Protection.” It’s safe to say that over 95% of films have this feature. But keep in mind, UV protection does not mean heat protection. Be sure any professional service you speak with can tell you what type of heat protection to expect.
A film with moderate (40-45%) heat protection may cost anywhere between on a sedan; a film with advanced heat protection may cost you between. More heat protection will cost more.
3. Aesthetic Appeal. If you paid for a car (let alone and more), chances are that you would like to upkeep the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle. Since windows may cover up to 30% of a vehicle’s exterior, window tint is arguably the next most important feature next to the paint. It may be important to you to find a window tinting product that matches.
Material such as carbon and ceramic will tend to give a vehicle a more factory-installed tint look, which is generally considered to be aesthetically superior. A dye-infused film, which will most likely be easier on the wallet, is designed less to appeal to aesthetic tastes.
For a high quality carbon window tint film, expect to pay ; ceramic films will generally cost to be installed on a sedan.
Taken together, it is important to determine what is important to you in your purchasing decision. This will ultimately dictate the price that you pay to tint the windows of your vehicle. Doing product research as well as detecting cheap sales gimmicks will ensure that you receive the best value for the window tinting service you select.