5 Reasons To Avoid DIY Auto Tint Kits

5 Reasons To Avoid DIY Auto Tint Kits

Let The Professionals at Sunray Tint Install Auto Tint For Your Vehicle.

It might be tempting to tint your car windows by using a DIY kit, but the benefits of hiring an auto tinting pro outweigh any savings.

Tinting your car’s windows is a great way to reduce glare and heat as well as enhance privacy. Consumers typically have two options for tinting their cars windows: Do it themselves with a DIY window-tinting kit or hire a professional. Although a DIY window tint is generally less costly, it definitely pays dividends to invest in professional installation.

Check out these five good reasons to hire a professional window tinting service:

1. Familiarity with local tinting regulations

Because dark windows are a safety concern for law enforcement officers when they’re making a traffic stop, many cities and states have specific limits on how dark you can tint your windows. Most professional window tinting companies make it their business to say up to date on window tint regulations. While some shops may provide darker-than-legal tint, most shops make sure their customers stay on the right side of the law. DIY kits can’t claim such an assurance.

The experts at Sunray Tint have been tinting vehicles since 1983 and stay updated on the latest tint regulations in Texas. We invite you to discuss any tint regulation concerns with a member of the Sunray Tint Staff. 

2. How to tint car windows

Unless you’re purchasing a more expensive professional-grade tint kit, you’ll likely find the film in a DIY window tint kit is flimsy and temperamental when compared to the higher quality materials a window tinting pro would use. For a first-timer, window film in general is hard to work with; a slight breeze or wind can cause creases or crinkles, and some may find it hard to keep dust or other debris from sticking to the film.

An experienced professional will use a higher grade film and ensure that it’s applied without creases, crinkles, air bubbles or debris.

At Sunray Tint we believe in using only the finest quality and industry leading materials from such reputable manufacturers as Llumar and Huper Optik. Our team of expert installers have installed tint in Texas on thousands of vehicles from antique classic cars to luxury cars, and the latest vehicles from auto manufacturers. 

3. Do it right the first time

Even if you successfully apply window tint film to your vehicle’s windows, you may not do so perfectly. So try again, right? Not quite. 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.

Removing old window film can be a challenge and must also be done correctly to avoid damaging defroster lines and the window itself. It’s one of the reasons we recommend your old tint to be removed properly by our tint experts at Sunray. 

4. Have your car tinting guaranteed

If a professional window tinting company does a bad job, car owners can always demand re-tinting or they can try to get their money back. If and when you make a mistake while tinting you own windows, however, you probably won’t be able redo the tinting without buying another kit. Once window tinting film has been applied to a window, it cannot be taken off and simply returned to the store.

As a leading installer of window film in North Texas since 1983, we take great pride in our work and make sure every customers leaves with a great experience. Our tint products also come with a factory warranty that a member of the Sunray Staff will educate you on. 

5. How much does it cost to tint car windows?

DIY kits are most frequently used as a way of saving money. However, low-grade window tinting film does not always provide good results for the car. For example, one of the main reasons car owners are interested in window tinting is that they want to protect their car’s interior from fading and cracking. Cheap or low-quality window tinting, though, does not always provide this protection.

At best, car owners may get a little extra shade inside their cars, but they will not be able to protect their car over the long run from the harmful effects of the sun. For this reason, it makes sense to invest a little bit more money into a mid-grade or high-grade window tint installed by a professional.

The cost to tint all of a car’s windows can vary in price due to the size of the vehicle. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your vehicle

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Looking to protect your vehicle with Paint Protection Film? Sunray Tint is a proud installer of LLumar Paint Protection Film. Call us today at 817-337-4500 for your FREE no obligation estimate. Feel free to stop by our Keller, TX Tint location at 1495 S MAIN ST. SUITE 103, KELLER, TX 76248.


Sunray Tint

Whether you want to tint your windows to add cosmetic style to your vehicle, make your windows safer from breakage, or just cool it down inside, Sunray Tint gets the job professionally done. We have been tinting homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles since 1983. That’s 34 years of experience. Owners, Butch and Sue McCollum, are hands on.  Our staff is highly skilled, and we are family owned and operated.

Contact Us now and call 817-337-4500 today for your FREE no obligation estimate.