Window tinting can make any car look sportier and sleeker, and it can also make the interior of the car much cooler on hot summer days. Tint can protect your car's upholstery, steering wheel, dashboard and all other inside parts from fading and cracking as well as protect your skin from harmful UV rays. While there are many good reason to consider getting your car's windows tinted, you may still be hesitant to have it done. Note a few common questions or concerns car owners have about window tinting and then you can see why it might be a good choice for your car.
What if I don't like purple?
Car window tinting shouldn't actually be purple at all; low-quality film may start to turn purple as the tint pigments break down in the sunlight. However, a high-quality tint that is installed by a professional will hold its colour over time. Note that many companies offer window tinting in shades of red, green, blue or whatever else you might want to match your car's paint colour and interior.
Does it matter if my kids and pets are rough on the car's interior?
High-quality film that is installed by a professional shouldn't just peel away with everyday wear and tear. This film is applied almost like a paint colour and is specifically designed to stick to the smooth surface of glass. While it may not hold up to being cut with a sharp edge, car window film shouldn't crack from children hitting or kicking the window or dogs putting their nose up against the glass. High-quality film also typically comes clean with just a damp rag, so sticky fingerprints and marks from your dog's nose should wipe away easily.
Do I need to choose between blocking the sun's rays or having an uninterrupted phone signal?
Different varieties of car window tint will be made with different materials, and some will have metallic elements in the threads to help block out more damaging UV rays. These metallic elements may interfere slightly with cell phone and Wi-Fi signals, but usually the interference is so slight that you may never notice it. If you are concerned about signals, such as when driving in rural areas where they may already be weak, opt for a film without as much metallic content but which still offers a degree of UV protection. Because you have so many options from which to choose when it comes to window tinting, you shouldn't need to compromise your signals for sun protection.