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Tinting Your Car Windows
With lots of do-it-yourself blogs and videos available on the internet today, almost everyone now can create do or create their own project all with the little help from basic house tools. However, doing everything by your own is not always the practical thing to do, especially when it comes to a project that requires precision and extreme expertise.
One fine example of a task that you shouldn’t do on your own is tinting your car. Though some people might argue that they have successfully coated their car’s with window tint, there is an explicable explanation why it’s still better to go to your nearest tinting shop to get the job done.
First, they have the knowledge on regulations regarding on the right shade of tint and that can only be used within your locality. Due to security reasons, many of the states nowadays apprehends car owners who have installed tints that limit visibility in the broad daylight. That is why if you’re a car owner who barely knows any of these state regulations, you might just be surprised if a police mobile will order you to pull over while you’re driving your way to work.
Educate yourself by checking this infographic from Global Tint as they’ve gathered some of the differences between professional car tinting and DIY tinting. Aside from complying with the law, other advantages such as tint material, success rate, and service quality will prove that going to a professional tint installer will definitely save your valuable time and money.
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Professional Car Tinting vs. Do-It-Yourself
Now that you have decided that car tinting is for you and your benefit, the next thing to consider is its application.
Consumers usually have two options for tinting their car windows: Do it themselves with a DIY window-tinting kit or hire a professional.
With all the available DIY Car Tinting kits offered in the market today, it is tempting to just tint your car on your own instead of leaving the job to the professionals.
Although a DIY window tint is generally less costly, it definitely pays dividends to invest in professional installation. But, what they fail to realize is that the benefits of hiring an auto tinting pro outweigh any savings.
Here are 4 reasons why you should let professional car tint companies do their job:
1. They do it within the law
The government of the United Kingdom is specific when it comes to laws concerning car tinting. Just to be safe, it would be best to have your car professionally tinted because companies who do this for a living know the do’s and don’ts, with considerations of the regulations.
Most professional window tinting companies make it their business to stay up to date on window tint regulations.
2. They do it flawlessly
Businesses that do car tints for a living do it perfectly crediting the number of times they have done it, the knowledge of different techniques on how to apply it, and the hours of training they have undergone to perfect the job.
Most probably, when you decide to DIY your car tinting, it is your first time doing it. The room for error is bigger because more likely than not, you’re just winging it.
An experienced professional will use a higher grade film and ensure that it’s applied without creases, crinkles, air bubbles, or debris.
3. Restarting is not an option
Since the chances of ruining it are high, the first trial would most probably be a disaster. So, you decided to try again. You thought that it would be easier, but removing window film is much more difficult than applying it, due in part to the sticky adhesive used to apply it to the auto glass.
Once window tinting film has been applied to a window, it cannot be taken off and simply returned to the store. Starting from scratch would probably require you to buy a new kit.
4. Tint quality and service guaranteed
One of the reasons why professional car tinting is relatively more expensive than DIY kits is the quality service you can get. More so, the reputation and credibility of the company is also a factor, especially if they always get great reviews and feedback from previous customers.
If a professional window tinting company does a bad job, car owners can always demand re-tinting.
Also, some companies offer after care services that is included in the installation fee.