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What is Window Tinting: Types of Auto Tint

Jan 11

Tinted windows are essential for cars that want to look and feel athletic. They aid in the car's streamlined design while maximizing privacy, resulting in an appealing ride. The tinted windows can be added to your car if it does not come with them. This article will explain all you must know about San Diego tinting. It covers everything from the various kinds of tints to the legalities and how you can tint your car.


What the Law Says about Tinted Windows


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

  • The windows on the front of the vehicle must let in at 70 percent of the sunlight that is available.

  • One man tints the windows of his car.


The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has some guidelines for tinting windows. These laws are only applicable to windows on the front side and windscreens. However, police can arrest you if your vehicle's safety is compromised due to rear window tinting. Always purchase tinting for your windows from aftermarket film from reliable dealers.


What are the different Window Tint Films?


Let's now look at the various kinds of tinted films for windows to determine which one will suit you the best. We'll look at the most common types and go over the advantages and drawbacks of each.


Window Tint Film with a colored Background


Dyed film is among the most popular, economical, and widely available window tint. The backing that is sticky sticks to the window and is fixed to it using a heat gun. For good visibility and finish, the film is dark on the exterior however, it's fairly transparent inside.



It's affordable, simple to use, and has an excellent tinted effect.



The dye can be faded over time, and the cooling effect may not be as good as it should be. In the summer months, UV protection is very ineffective.


Window Tint Film with a Metallized Finish


The coating is comprised of tiny metal particles which color the glass and give it a shiny metallic look. Metallic films help can reflect heat out of the cabin by creating a thick coating. They can also improve the strength of windscreens and make them less likely to shatter.



It is strong and resistant to scratches. It also serves as insulation during winter and during the heat.



Radio reception may be impaired through metal particles.


Window Tint Film with Carbon


The carbon film is superior to metalized tinting because it does not have carbon particles that interfere with radio and phone reception. It also blocks sunlight's heat even in the hottest months of the year, thus reducing the requirement for air conditioning.



The matt surface is excellent for UV protection as well as insulation.



Colored or metalized films are more expensive.


Window Tint Film Made from Ceramic


This window tint is top-of-the-line. It contains ceramic particles which provide excellent protection against harmful UV Rays. They also help keep the car cool during summer. It's the most recent and expensive tinting film in the market, but it also offers the highest quality and longevity, since it is resistant to fade and scratch.



It's tough and durable with a beautiful matte surface as well as excellent UV and heat resistance.



The price is high and available only from an exclusive group of manufacturers.


AMB Auto Glass and Window Tint

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

(619) 514-3537