When it comes to commuting on a sunny day in Nashville, folks with tinted windows on their car are grateful, and folks without it are forced to deal with nature. Our warm muggy days turn your car into an oven in no time, making your drive uncomfortable at best until your AC really gets going. But worse than that is the interior of your car, from the dashboard to the steering wheel to the actual electronics, is cooking with you, potentially causing unnecessary wear and tear.

Professional window tinting is a great way to address sun damage, heat, and your ability to safely see the road even on a sunny day. But professional window tinting isn’t the only option out there when it comes to addressing sunlight and UV damage and heat in your car. There are plenty of do-it-yourself options available, too.

In today’s blog post from Accu Tint, Nashville’s premier professional window tinting company, we will explore the pros and cons of selecting a DIY window tinting kit as well as choosing to work with a professional window tinting team.

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DIY Window Tinting

DIY window tinting for your auto is an inexpensive way to reap the benefits of tinted windows. However, installing a window tinting kit for your vehicle can be quite challenging without the proper conditions and experience.


Typically Inexpensive. There is a wide range of prices you can choose from when it comes to a DIY window tinting kit, but generally speaking, you have a lot more control over what your budget ultimately has to be for the project. For people who place an incredibly high value on price, this is one of the most attractive benefits of completing your own window tinting job.

Car-specific Kits Make It Easier. Applying your own window tinting well is not the easiest job in the world, to say the least. Thankfully, if this is the route you decide to go, there are lots of make and model-specific kits to help make your DIY window tinting project run a little more smoothly.

A Sense of Accomplishment. We get it. A job well done feels good — especially if it was done with your own two hands. That sense of triumph, achievement, and pride isn’t really duplicated when you choose to work with a professional window tinting company.


It’s Still Not Easy. Properly applying window tint that looks good, works well, and won’t strip and peel away is a difficult job. Is it impossible to do yourself? No, but if you try it and find you are outside our your abilities or determination, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Even for those who are mechanically inclined and work on their own vehicles, window tinting requires a different skillset and finesse.

Application Errors. Without a dust-free or incredibly low-dust space, even a qualified technician can struggle to really stick his or her window tinting application. The dust and particles get under the film too easily, making your driveway, garage, or even your backyard a less than ideal place to apply your window tinting.

Legal Compliance. Are you 100% certain that the window tinting kit you applied meets your local and state legal guidelines for window tint? Virtually every state has rules — some stricter than others. All your hard work and effort can go right down the drain if your vehicle is found to be out of compliance.

Get a Free Quote From Accu Tint of Nashville

At Accu Tint of Nashville, we’re a Top Rated Local® professional window tinting company with over 20 years of local experience. We’ve built our reputation and our business one customer at a time, and we’d love to help you with your window tinting project, so you get the best-quality job and avoid the risks of a DIY disaster. Get your free quote today.

Read all about the pros and cons of professional window tinting in Part 2 of our DIY versus professional window tinting series.