If you have a regular windshield in your car and you want to upgrade to a tinted windshield, there are a few things you need to know before you replace your regular windshield with a tinted windshield.
Thing #1: Know the Different Tinting Options
When it comes to choosing a tinted windshield for your car, you need to be aware of the different tint options for your vehicle. The two main types of window tint are metallic tint and non-metallic tint.
A metallic tint is designed to allow ultraviolet rays to bounce off the windshield. A metallic tint helps to keep your vehicle cool. It also creates a feeling of privacy, as the metallic nature makes it hard for people to look into your vehicle. The only real downside to a metallic tint is that it can interfere with the transmission of electronic signals, making it challenging to use things that rely on electronic signals such as GPS systems.
You can also use a windshield with a non-metallic window tint. Non-metallic window tints provide you with privacy and allow you to use devices that rely on electronic signals. What they don't do, though, is block ultraviolet rays or help to lower the temperature in your vehicle as much.
Thing #2: Figure Out What Works for Your Vehicle
Next, when you install a tinted window, you replace the entire windshield with one that has a built-in tint applied to it. When it comes to installing a tinted windshield, you want to make sure you choose one that will fit well with your vehicle.
You want the tint you choose to complement your vehicle. Tinted windshields come in a variety of shades and colors; you want to choose a shade and color that compliments your vehicle and enhances its visual qualities.
Thing #3: Check the Law
Finally, you need to take the time to figure out what the laws in your state are concerning tinted windshields. You need to follow the window tinting laws of the state where your vehicle is registered. Failing to follow those laws can result in tickets and legal issues. Make sure the tinted windshield you choose follows the laws of the state where your vehicle is registered.
When it comes to replacing your standard windshield with a tinted windshield, you must decide if a metallic or non-metallic tint is the best choice for your needs. You also need to choose a color and shade that will complement your vehicle and that works within the rules of the law in your state.
To learn more, contact a windshield installation company.