So, you’ve got a new truck or SUV with window tint. Think you’re ready to hit the road?
Not so fast. Factory-tinted glass may not be the best choice. Some people believe factory-tinted glass is “good enough,” and there’s no need to consider professional window tinting.
But, when it comes to protecting yourself and the interior of your vehicle from the sun, factory-tinted glass offers limited protection.
What is Factory-Tinted Glass?
Factory tint is a standard tint applied to most new trucks and SUVs. It’s created through a process called “deep dipping” which dyes the glass with a dark pigment.
Since most states have window tinting laws, car manufacturers only apply 15%-26% of visual light transmission (VLT) to vehicles. This dark pigment doesn’t reject harmful UV rays and, since it’s only applied to the rear window, side windows are unprotected.
Why You Should Consider Professional Window Tint
For premium protection, a professional window tint is the best choice.
The professionals at Auto Glass & Tint Shop can install 3M™ Crystalline Automotive Window Film on front side windows, backside windows, and rear windows to ensure you’re fully protected.
Here’s why professional window tinting is better than factory tint:
Ultimate Heat Rejection
The 3M™ Crystalline Automotive Window Film reduces the glare of the sun while protecting the vehicle, your passengers, and yourself from the sun.
- Rejects up to 60% of solar energy and up to 97% of heat-producing infrared
- Enhances your view by allowing visible light in, while keeping heat out
- Blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light to provide a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 1000 for you and your passengers
- Stay connected with GPS, mobile devices, & satellite radio uninterrupted since it’s a non-metallized window film
While DIY kits are available, the outcome isn’t the greatest. Improper installation causes air bubbles and alignment issues, which reduces the effectiveness of the window tint.
To ensure lasting quality, the certified professionals at Auto Glass & Tint Shop can help. We create a custom pattern for your vehicle using high tech computer equipment to trim to factory specification, guaranteeing a perfect fit.
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Auto Glass & Tint Shop is a proud 3M™ Authorized Dealer offering window tinting services including automotive, residential, and commercial in the Kansas City metro area. Request a free quote today to learn more about our affordable professional window tinting solutions.