Why You Should Consider Installing Reflective Window Film In Your Vehicle
Driving and owning a vehicle should be enjoyable and safe. You can enhance your driving comfort and safety by having window tint installed to reduce glare, reduce heat build-up, enhance the integrity of the window glass and by providing visual security for your personal possessions in your vehicle. The beauty of living in Charleston is that we get a lot of sun all year long. Protect your property with window tint.
Professional Window Tinting Is Important
As you are most likely aware, you will have many choices when it comes to getting your windows tinted. At Window Tint Charleston we offer experience, knowledge, training and dedication to being the best in the industry.
Sure you can probably have your windows tinted at the local Charleston car wash. It’s convenient and cheap, but don’t be fooled by the low price. You’re being duped into believing that the same kid that shines your tires is qualified to properly install a quality product on you vehicle.
Then there’s the Charleston one-stop shop offering everything from stereos to oil changes. Just like the car wash guys, they can probably get it done but the question is will it live up to your expectations and will it be safe to operate the vehicle?
And lastly, let’s not forget the Charleston mobile window tint installer. Do you really want to let someone try to do a quality install in a parking lot? Would you let someone paint your car in your driveway? I would hope not.
Properly installing window tinting may not be the equivalent of rocket science, but it is a skilled trade. We take our business very seriously and even more so we care the most about the safety and security of our customers. Windows tinting for us is our profession and we are passionate about being the best in the business at it.
At Window Tint Charleston all work is done in a clean, climate controlled, indoor environment. We take pride in being the best in business. It’s what compels us to continue to stay on top of industry trends regarding new products, installation techniques, state regulations and new opportunities to provide a higher level of service to our customers. We work constantly with our manufacturers to make sure we have the latest techniques and certifications.
Opaque Window Film Enhances Security
As so often happens, we treat our vehicles as an extension of our home. What do I mean by that? Typically we have many items of value with us in ou vehicles including wallets and purses, credit cards, electronic equipment such as cell phones, laptops and tablets. You might also throw your mail into your car which could include sensitive personal information. Don't forget all that work related information you might take with you between the office, home and meetings with clients or vendors. Window films are designed to provide different levels of opacity or transparency. The first requirement to understand in selecting a particular window film for application to your vehicle, is what the vehicle laws are where you live. We provide an easy guide for those in the Charleston area to understand the laws here. You can find the window tint information here: Automobile Tint Laws SC
Our technicians will provide you with the proper material to select for the different windows on your vehicle. Then it is a simple matter of having the window film material installed.
How Much Does Car Tint Cost?Vehicle tinting costs in the Charleston area can vary wildly based on the specific vehicle application. For example, a lower cost job using lesser quality materials on a simple vehicle could be a $100 job. A high-grade tint material on a complex vehicle could cost upwards of $400 at a luxury tint shop like Window Tint Charleston. What is important to realize, however, is that both options can be deemed “reasonable” depending on certain factors, namely:
Your Car Type
Some car makes and models are simply more complicated to tint than others. A good tint shop will always enquire about the specific type of vehicle you want to tint beforehand, as they will need to determine how big of a job it will be and how much you will be charged for it.
For instance, cars with curved or steep rear windows (e.g. Volkswagen Beetles, Corvettes) require the most work and therefore a higher price. In general, though, the higher the total surface area of your windows, the more window film your car will need – which explains why tinting a sedan costs less than tinting a station wagon or SUV.
Type of Tinting Film
As with most products for cars, the quality and price differs vastly among the various tinting films out there. The cheapest tinting film goes for a fraction of what you’d pay for a higher-quality film.
Budget film might not look bad in the beginning, but soon enough you may start seeing bubbles, color shifting, and drastically reduced heat protection. Fully-metallized films using sputtering or deposition technology like SolarGard HP offer much higher quality as well as a lifetime warranty.
Because warranties vary between shops, you should always enquire about the Performance Warranty. Some warrantees last a lifetime, whereas others are only valid for as little as one year.
Important: The standard warranty you will typically be offered only covers bubbling, peeling, cracking and glazing. There are special types of warrantees, such as the “Color-Safe Warranty”, which ensures that your film will be replaced if it starts to lose or change its color. “Transferable” warrantees are the most valuable, as they will remain valid even if you sell your car.
Caution! Even if a tint shop offers you a “Lifetime Warranty”, this can only be backed-up if the business is still around when you need to get a replacement. Always keep this in mind when dealing with a relatively unknown or budget tint shop, as it will be a risk to use a shop that may not survive over the long run.
DIY Pre-Cut Car Tint Kits
As an alternative, you can purchase a pre-cut tint kit for your specific vehicle. At approximately $80 for a 4 door sedan and $60 for a 2 door coupe, you can get high quality Solargard HP film pre-cut to your car’s dimensions. All it takes from there is a few hours of your labor at home.
We are happy to answer any and all questions that you might have and encourage you to contact us at Window Tint Charleston, so we can help guide you through the many options that you will face as you consider installing window tint on your vehicle.
Services Available from Charleston Window Tint:
Automotive Window Tint Application
Automotive Window Tint Removal
Automotive Window Tint Repairs
Residential Window Tint and Film Installation
Commercial Window Tint and Film Installation
Boat Window Tint Application
Boat Window Tint Removal
Window Tint Charleston
2079 Northside Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
2079 Northside Drive
Charleston, SC 29407