Beyond the initial purchase of your car, it can be hard to justify spending even more money on it. There’s a chip in your windshield? Dog hair and paw prints stuck in the upholstery? Coffee stains? A poor sound system? Even though it’s nice to have a like-new car for as long as you have it, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the maintenance. Window tinting can be one of those maintenance tasks that may sound like a significant upfront cost without many benefits, but that’s just one of the myths we’re going to talk about in this post.
If you’re looking to freshen up the look of your car with professional and high-quality window tint, contact the technicians at Accu Tint in Goodlettsville and Nashville. Our team has years of experience and we know what attention to detail and skill it takes to install beautiful auto window tinting.
Myths About Window Tinting
It’s Just About the Looks
There’s no doubt that dark tinted windows gives vehicles a sleek, classy look. But there’s so much more to window tinting than just looks. Want additional privacy? Want to save money on air conditioning and gas? Want to protect the upholstery or leather from sun damage? Want to prevent sun glare? Want to protect your pets on hot days? A quick visit to Accu Tint can do all of this and more. So even though many people choose to have tinting installed because it looks great, they can also benefit from these things as well.
It Will Peel and Scratch
One of the worst parts about window tinting, at least in the past, was when it would start peeling, bubbling, and scratching. Nothing will make a beautiful, classy car look cheap and old more than tint that is peeling and bubbling. However, the technology has increased significantly in the last years so that this rarely happens, especially when the installation was done correctly in the first place and the windows are given the right care. When you work with Accu Tint, you can be confident that you’re getting an installation that is of the highest quality. You will also get all of the resources and advice you need to take care of your new windows. Depending on which type of window tint you get on your vehicle, it will last around 10 years or longer. And carbon or ceramic films often come with a warranty.
This one is tricky because the cost will vary greatly depending on the type of tint you choose. Standard film for an average-sized car can cost around $100, but if you choose higher-quality tints, or have a larger vehicle, it may cost upwards of $400. When you think about all of the advantages that window tinting can bring, and how long you will be benefiting from them, you may actually save money. In summer, when your car is heating up simply by sitting there, it won’t require as much AC to cool it, which means less gas. So yes, window tinting can be an upfront cost, but the benefits are worth it.
It Will Lose Effectiveness
As long as the film is cared for, it will not lose its ability to block out UV rays or to protect the upholstery or leather from fading. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that other factors go into fading other than UV rays, including chemical vapors, indoor light, cleaning materials, and humidity.
It’s Too Dark
Many vehicles have window tinting installed that is fairly dark, but that isn’t the only option. In Tennessee, windows can legally be only at 35 percent, but other states go up to 50 or even 70 percent. And if you don’t want to tint at 35 percent, you can choose to go lower. You can work with the team at Accu Tint to find the level of tint that works for you and your preferences. We know that not everyone likes the same level of tint, so we’re happy to find a level that suits your style.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about auto window tinting, but when you look at the facts, the benefits are considerable. If you want a more comfortable, and private, environment in your car, get in touch with the team at Accu Tint in Goodlettsville and Nashville. We offer affordable and high-quality products.