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How to Choose Automotive Window Tint for Your Car

Jan 11

Tinted windows are necessary if you want your car to look and feel sporty. Tinted windows can enhance your vehicle's elegant design and offer privacy. It makes it more attractive. It is possible to add tinted windows to your car even if it doesn't have windows with tints. This article covers all you must know about San Diego window tinting, from different types of films to legal considerations of tinting your car.


What the Law Says about Tinted Windows


  • The film for windscreens must let at least 75% sunlight through it.

  • The windows on the front of the vehicle must let at minimum 70% of the available light.

  • A man paints the windows in his car.


If you are planning to apply window tint film to your car it is important to familiarize yourself with the laws regarding tinted windows that are set forth by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). These laws are only applicable to the windscreen and front side windows. The police could stop you if they think your car's safety is being threatened by tinting the rear of your car. Only buy aftermarket window tint film from reliable dealers.


What are the different Window Tint Films?


Let's now look at the various varieties of window tint films to find the one that suits you the best. We'll take a look at the four most popular types and then look at the advantages and drawbacks of each.


Window Tint Film with a color Background


Dye film is the most popular, inexpensive, and widely-available window tint. The backing is sticky and sticks to the window and is then attached to it with a heat gun. The film is opaque on the outside but transparent inside to provide good visibility.



The price is reasonable, it's easy to apply, and gives an incredible tinted look.



The dye can get fading over time and the cooling effect is not as good as it should be. In the summer, UV protection is extremely ineffective.


Window Tint Film with a Metallic Finish


The coating is comprised of tiny metal particles that color the glass and give it a shiny, metallic look. Metallic films are reflective coating that helps keep heat from the cabin. They can also improve the strength of windscreens, making them less likely to shatter.



Robust and scratch-proof, it is a good insulator in the summer and winter.



Metal particles can interfere with the reception of entertainment and phone calls as well as radio reception.


Window Tint Film with Carbon


The carbon film is superior to metalized tinting as it does not have carbon particles that interfere with a reception on phones and radios. It's also effective in blocking solar heat, even in the hottest months of the year, thus reducing the requirement for air conditioning.



UV protection and insulation are excellent, and the matt finish is stunning.



More expensive than metallic or colored films.


Ceramic Window Tint Film


This tint is top-of-the-line. It is made up of ceramic particles that provide superior protection from harmful UV Rays. They also keep your car cool during summer. It's the most recent and costly tinting film that's available, however, it also has the most durable quality and longevity, since it is resistant to fade and scratch.



It's durable and tough with a sleek matte finish and excellent UV and heat resistance.



The most expensive and exclusive products are available from very few manufacturers.


AMB Auto Glass and Window Tint

5841 Mission Gorge Rd A, San Diego, CA 92120, United States

(619) 514-3537