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How to Choose the Best Window Tinting Film Type

Jan 11

Tinted windows are necessary for cars that want to look and feel sporty. They aid in the car's minimalist design, while also enhancing privacy, creating a more attractive ride. If your car does not have tinted windows, it is possible to add them to your vehicle as an accessory. This article will explain all you should know about San Diego tinting. It will cover everything from the different types of tints, to the legalities and ways to tint your vehicle.


What the Law Says About Tinted Windows


  • A minimum of 75% of light has to be able to pass through the film of the windscreen.

  • Front side windows should allow in at least 70% of the light.

  • One man tints his car's windows.


The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has some guidelines for tinting windows. These laws are only applicable to the front and side windows. However, the police could stop you if they believe your car's safety is being threatened by tinting the rear of your car. Always purchase tinting for your windows from aftermarket film from trustworthy dealers.


What are the various Window Tint Film Types?


After we've gone over the legalities, let's explore the different kinds of window tint film to see which one is best for your needs. We'll examine the major types and go over the advantages and drawbacks of each.


Window Tint Film with a Colored Background


The most widely-available, affordable popular, and affordable window tint is dyed film. The backing is sticky and sticks to the window, and is attached to it with an air gun. For good visibility and finish, it is dark on the outside but is quite clear inside.



It's cheap, easy to use, and gives a great tinted effect.



The dye may fade with time. The cooling impact is typical while UV protection is less effective in the summer.


Window Tint Film with an e-coat


This type of coating consists of tiny metal particles that color the glass while also giving it a shiny, metallic look. Metallised films provide a dense reflective coating that helps keep heat out of the cabin. They can also be used to reinforce windscreens and make them less likely to break.



Robust and scratch-proof, it is an excellent insulator during cold winter and summer.



Radio reception is disrupted through metal particles.


Window Tint Film with Carbon


The carbon film is superior to metalized tinting because it doesn't have carbon particles which could interfere with a reception to radio and telephone. It's also effective in blocking solar heat, even in the hottest months of the year, which reduces the need for air conditioning.



The matt surface offers excellent UV protection and insulation.



Films with metallic or color cost more.


Ceramic Window Tint Film


This is the top-of-the-line window tint that has ceramic particles that offer superior protection from damaging UV rays as well as solar radiation which keeps your car cool in the summer. This tinting film is the most expensive and contemporary available. It also has the longest-lasting finish and the longest-lasting durability.



It is tough and durable with a fashionable matte surface and excellent UV and heat protection.



Pricey and only available through a select few manufacturers.


AMB Auto Glass and Window Tint

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

(619) 514-3537