Due to its numerous benefits, window and automotive tinting has become very popular. Along with keeping the inside of your vehicle cooler and lowering cooling costs, tinting also blocks the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun and protects the interior of your car, helping to keep its value.

There are different types of tinting to consider: metallic film, dyed window, carbon film and ceramic. 

Metallic film tinting contains metal particles that help to reflect the sunlight. It is slightly more reflective, and usually lasts longer than some of the other options. However, a drawback to consider is that the particles may interfere with cell phone, Bluetooth and radio reception.

Dyed window tint is the least expensive type of tinting. It does darken the windows, but is mostly for appearances, as it does not block out the UV rays as well as the other options. This type of tinting fades with time, adding to the costs of tint maintenance over the long term.

Carbon film tinting is not reflective like metallic tint and does block out more UV rays than dyed window tint. An added perk is that it will keep the vehicle cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. As opposed to metallic tint, this does not typically interfere with radio or wireless signals.

Ceramic tint is the most expensive option but is considered by some to be the superior window tinting option. Ceramic tint is the clearest option, allowing natural light to enter your vehicle, but blocking out the infrared rays from the sun, keeping the car cooler and protecting against skin cancer. Like carbon, it does not interfere with radio and wireless signals. 

Understanding the differences between types of tinting and the costs associated with them is very important. Please be sure to consider your options before purchasing and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. When you’re ready, allow the experts at Discount Auto Glass to apply the window tint to your vehicle. 

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