Nothing lasts forever, or so the saying goes. But it’s true, and just like the parts of your car’s engine and other components wear out, the window tint on your vehicle will also need replacing eventually. How long the tint will last and how many times over the life of your automobile you’ll need to replace it depends on a few factors including the type of film you used and how well the tint was applied.
The most expensive types of window film last about 10 years, but the cheapest types of tinting might not even last a year. So what should you consider when deciding on window film and how to install it?
1. Quality: Window tint that’s poor in quality will fade in direct sunlight. You purchased window tint to protect you from intense sun exposure. Do you really want a window film that won’t stand up to the sun?
2. Price: With window film, looking for the lowest price option isn’t your best option. In fact, what looks like a money saving option now could end up costing you more money in the future. That’s because cheap automobile window tint can bubble and fade when it’s burned by the hot, summer sun.
3. Warranty: By spending more money on window tinting for your car, you’ll not only have window film from a name brand, but the window tint will come with a 5 year to lifetime warranty. This will ensure that any problems or defects will be fixed or the window tint will be replaced free of charge. You won’t get a warranty at all on most of the cheaper, poor quality window film.
4. Installation: Sure you can choose to install your own window tint on your vehicle, but it’s not as easy as you might think? Even if the kit you purchase comes with an inexpensive piece replacement program, having to worry about mistakes and correct adhesive bonding can get frustrating pretty quickly. Unless you already know what you’re doing, having a professional window tint dealer install the film on your vehicle means the extra piece of mind of an installation warranty.
5. Brand: Off-brand window tints might be cheaper, but they definitely aren’t better quality. There’s a reason brands like SolarGard, ASWF, and SunTek are well known. They make high quality, durable window films that protect you from the sun and help keep your car cool in the summer. Their excellent reputations mean years of great window tints that you can definitely trust.
If you use the tricks and tips you learned today in this article, then the window tint on your car should last you a long time, at least 5 years, if not 10. Remember, spending a little more money on good window film for your vehicle could save you money long term because you won’t have to replace it as often. Your window tint might even last as long as you own the car and could increase its resale value. Discoloured, uneven, or blotchy window tint won’t.
What do you think? Do you have any tips on making window tint last longer? Let us know in the comments.
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