Top 5 myths about window tint
Posted On August 1, 2021
When it comes to window tinting, especially car tinting, many people share common misconceptions. We will discuss the myths surrounding the window tint industry and reveal the truth.
Myth 1: Car tints are only for male racers!
Well, we won’t deny the popularity of dyes in the racing community. It can make sports cars and small hatchbacks look even sportier. However, it is foolish to think that they are designed only with this sector of the market in mind. In fact, in our shop, sports cars and custom cars make up the smallest percentage of our customer base. People from all walks of life with a wide variety of car types bring their cars to us. This includes 4×4 drivers, merchants with station wagons and station wagons, mothers with station wagons and minivans, and businessmen with saloons / sedans.
Myth 2: Window tinting is illegal and will probably void my car insurance!
No, it is not illegal in most countries. In some countries there are laws that limit the darkness that a tint can have on certain windows. For example, in the UK it is illegal to make glass on the front doors, but the rest of the car can be made as dark as you like. You should check your own local laws to find out how dark it can go. As for insurance, it is highly unlikely that an insurance company or insurer will refuse to insure you. This is because tints are primarily a security product, providing privacy and adding strength to glass. That being said, your insurance will be voided if you illegally get darker than the prescribed limits in your area.
Myth 3: Window tint will lower the resale value of my car!
This will be true in some cases, but not in all cases. For example, I, for example, like tinted windows. So if I were looking to buy a car, finding one with tinted windows would be of higher value to me than to someone who hates tints. Note again that it is not just for aesthetics. They provide safety, cut UV rays and reduce heat in the hottest months. These factors can add value to a car. However, if you don’t think these spots can add value to your car, window tints can be removed at a later stage. The process is completely reversible if necessary or desired.
Myth 4: Window tint will affect the heating element of heated rear screens or radio / safety antennas installed in the glass.
Well, a substandard product or even a poorly installed product can cause problems. However, the tint itself is designed not to interfere with our modern glass accessories. To be safe, be sure to use a reputable dealer that uses quality products. Use only a dealer who offers warranty or guarantee.
Myth 5: Window tint will prevent me from seeing outside the car while driving!
If you are not a competent enough driver to begin with, you may find it difficult to get used to having darker windows. However, movies work in a way, similar to a one-way mirror in a police lineup. You can see out but not in. Please also remember that there are tinting films that will not be so dark that they still allow you to see the inside of a car from the outside. Ask your dealer to show you samples and make sure they allow you to sit in a demo car, or even your own car, to give you an idea of what it will look like. Any reputable dealer will not loan you the product if it is not really suitable for you. Every reputable dealer I have met has shown samples and allowed customers to sit in a car or two. They won’t sell dyes just for making a sale. Installers live off reputation and customer service, so don’t be afraid to visit your local store just to chat about things. If you find an aggressive salesperson and then walk away, there is no place for powerful salespeople in the window tint market and this type of trader cannot be trusted. You have been warned.