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Your guide to auto glass window tinting in Metro Detroit
May 18, 2021 at 7:00 AM
car with tinted windows in Metro Detroit

In addition to transforming the look of your car, window tinting offers a variety of benefits, such as reducing the temperature and amount of sunlight that comes inside the vehicle.

However, the process is an extensive one, so it's important to know a few things before you book your car window tint appointment. So, without further ado, here are three things you should know before you get your vehicle windows tinted in Metro Detroit.

3 things to know about auto glass window tinting

1. What the law says about window tinting

Car window tinting laws vary from state to state and county to county, so it's important to know what the legal requirements are before you go.

According to AAA, in Michigan you're allowed to apply a tinted film "no more than 4 inches from the top of the windshield and front side windows" while the back windows can be tinted as dark as you like.

Of course, you'll want to check with your local installer to make sure your tints are in compliance with local regulations. If you're caught with illegal tints, you can be fined and you'll be forced to remove your tints on your own dime.

2. Different kinds of tints offer different benefits

There are a variety of window tints available on the market, and each one is different, resulting in different benefits when applied.

Tints like ceramic film are great at blocking UV radiation, which is better for your health and can help to reduce any fading of your seats and dashboard. Although they're more affordable, options like carbon or metallic tint only block a portion of UV light that enters your vehicle. However, they're still great options for reducing heat and sunlight in your car.

Because each tint is created differently, they have different lifespans as well -- which can also be affected by the quality of the material used, how often the tint is exposed to direct sunlight, and how well it's applied, among other things.

3. How to prepare for your window tint appointment

Nowadays, you can either take your car to an auto glass shop so they can do the tinting, or you can DIY it. Either way, there are still some things you should do before you get started.

First off, it's important to apply the window tint to clean windows. That's why it's best to clean your windows thoroughly before application or before you bring your car in for an appointment with a window tint installer.

If you decide to have someone else do the work, your installer will also clean your windows a second time before application to ensure that no oil, dirt, or film is left on the glass.

Simbol Auto Glass offers window tinting in the Metro Detroit area

Choosing a window tint installer that knows what they're doing will also help ensure that your windows come out flawless.

Throughout our history as a car service provider in Michigan, our work has always included the personal touch and care you get from a longstanding cornerstone of the community. Our highest priority is to treat all of our customers with respect and honesty, followed by offering excellent service and the lowest prices around.

And speaking of services, we don't just offer window tinting either. We're also proud to help the Metro Detroit area with auto glass repairs and accessories like car alarms and remote starters. Don't forget -- we also offer mobile appointments for services like auto glass and windshield repair as well.

If you're ready to get started, visit our contact page and fill out the form to set up an appointment with one of our window tinting experts. On the other hand, if you have any pressing questions, call any of our four locations to speak with a team member in person.