Window tinting can carry a whole swath of benefits for your driving experience, from better visibility, through protection from harmful skin conditions, to increased security. It provides an overall improvement in almost every way for your car, so what are you waiting for? The real question that arises is: how are you going to go about it? You can purchase a DIY window-tinting kit and do the work yourself, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. While you’ll definitely save some money by choosing a DIY solution, in the long run, you’re better off paying a professional to perform the job. Here are several reasons why you should trust a professional with your window tinting.
They know all the local tinting regulations
Tinting a car window may seem like a simple enough task – you put the tint on your window and you’re done, right? Well, it gets much more complicated than that. If you apply the tinting on yourself, you can’t accurately gauge whether the shade is within the regulations or not. Due to safety reasons, as too dark tints can limit your visibility and thus disrupt traffic, there is a limit on how dark you can tint your window. Current UK law imposes specific limits on cars depending on whether they were first used before or after 1 April of 1985. The penalties for wrongly tinted windows can vary in severity. Luckily, professional window tinting companies always stay on top of the regulations, so you can be sure the degree of window tinting you receive won’t get you in trouble, and that you won’t pose a threat to other drivers.
They know how to do it
So you can purchase your own DIY tint kit no problem. But you’ll soon find out that all that there’s a lot more to it than just having a tint kit. The cheaper models can be extremely flimsy, offering very weak coverage compared to professional-grade kits, and can be hard to use. A professional works with better quality materials, thereby ensuring your window tint is nice and firmly installed. Even should you purchase a professional kit, that doesn’t mean you’ll know how to use it – indeed, besides the right tools, it’s the technique and experience that really make the professional a specialist in their field. They know just how to apply your film while avoiding creases, crinkles, air bubbles and debris.
They’ll do it right the first time
Having the right equipment is one thing, but learning to use it quite another. You might think that practice makes perfect, but with a window tint, you may not have enough room to practice. Once you apply your window film, no matter how many creases or air bubbles it may have, you will face a lot of problems trying to remove it, as the adhesive used to apply it to the glass can be very hard to remove in home conditions.
They can guarantee that your car tint is done well
If they happen to mess up, professional tinting companies can offer you a guarantee that will allow you to demand a re-tint or your money back. That’s something you couldn’t really do for yourself with a DIY kit, now is it. After all, you can’t just remove the applied film and return it to the store.
They can actually help you save money
One of the reasons you want to apply window tinting to your car is to protect the car’s interior from the sun’s rays, so as to avoid damaging the material within and needing to pay another decent sum to replace it. However, DIY tint kits sadly don’t offer the same type of protection that professional window tinting does, so in the long run, you may actually end up spending more money on car renovation than you would have on a professional window tinting service.