Oddly, the cost of car window tint can be a more difficult concept to explain than how window film works. The price for a car tint can vary dramatically from the cheapest fly-by-night shop to the luxury tinters– For each of these situations, the price can be considered REASONABLE. What a REASONABLE price depends on many factors:
Your Car Type plays a part in the Cost of Car Window Tint Quite simply, a small percentage of cars are harder to tint than others. When getting a price quote for the cost of car window tint, a Tint Shop always asks you for the make and model of your car.
Tinters know which cars take more time to tint properly. For cars with steep and curved rear windows like the Volkswagon Beetle or Corvette, shops often must charge a premium to tint. Additionally, each additional square foot of window on your vehicle requires more window film to cover. This makes tinting an SUV or station wagons cost more than sedans.
Type of Tinting Film plays a part in the Cost of Car Window Tint. Just like comparing a Hyundai to a Porsche, there are wide performance and cost differences in tinting film. The cheapest tinting film can be much lower in price than more expensive film, but you get what you pay for.
Cheap films may look good in the beginning, but they can fail to block the summer heat, and/or start to fade, turn purple, and bubble soon after installation. Higher quality window film such as fully-metalized sputtered or deposition window films like Solar Gard HP films offer both advanced performance and a lifetime warranty. These films are worth the higher price.
Performance Warranty plays a part in the Cost of Car Window Tint. You are strongly encouraged to ask about the Performance Warranty before you pay for tinting services from anybody. Typically these warranties can last from as little as 1 year to a Lifetime.
Not all Warranties are created equal! Most warranties only cover problems such as cracking, glazing, bubbling, and peeling. Some films carry a “Color-Safe Warranty” that gives you peace of mind that if the color of your tint ever changes, it will be replaced. The best warranties are “Transferable” which allow you to transfer the warranty to another person when you sell the car. This adds permanent value to your car.
Be Careful! Some tint shops also offer “Lifetime Warranties”; however, if they go out of business next year, who is there to replace your bubbling tint? You should always factor in this “hidden” cost when buying low priced car tint.
Dealer’s Reputation plays a part in the Cost of Car Window Tint. Reputable Tint Shops take great pride in their work. They have high standards in who they hire, the film they use, and overall customer service and experience.
Naturally, this increases the cost for them to do business, and they charge more as a result. To make sure you are talking to a quality dealer, ask these questions when choosing a tint shop.
Are you doing your research about how much to spend on a high-quality tint job for your car? Check out this post below by my friend Harrison Hung about the Cost of Car Window Tint. Then contact me, because I am here to help and serve in any way that I can, and happy to do so too. Blessings, and enjoy!