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How To Choose The Best Tint Percentage?

The car tinting industry is booming, valued at around $3.88 billion, and for good reason. There are many benefits to getting your windows tinted. Tinting not only enhances your vehicle's look but also adds privacy and protection.

Yet, one aspect of choosing car window tints often causes people a lot of confusion: the tint percentage. If you're feeling overwhelmed by this decision, you're not alone.

Understanding tint percentages can be tricky, especially with certain provincial laws limiting how dark tints can be. That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide to help you make an informed decision.

Understanding Car Tint Percentage Options

Before choosing a tint percentage, it's essential to understand how they function. Tint percentages range from 5% to 95%, indicating the amount of visible light transmission (VLT) passing through the window. Contrary to popular belief, higher percentages don't necessarily mean darker tints.

A 50% tint level is a popular choice as it strikes a balance between light and dark. For enhanced privacy, you might consider a 20% to 35% tint, ensuring that your vehicle's interior remains concealed. We advise against opting for 5% tints due to restricted visibility while driving and their illegality in many provinces.

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Provincial Tint Laws

Provincial laws regulate tint percentages for safety reasons. Excessively dark tints can impair driver visibility and are sometimes associated with criminal activity due to obscured identities. Therefore, it's crucial to research your provincial tint percentage regulations.

For instance, in Ontario , front window tints should not be darker than 30%, while rear windows have no limit. Ignoring these laws can result in fines and the removal of the illegal tint.

Consider Your Vehicle

While some black tints complement any vehicle, others, like colored and metalized tints, can match your car's aesthetic better. Consider both the tint percentage and the type of film material when making your choice.

Reasons for Tinting

People opt for window tints for various reasons, including UV protection. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light can lead to skin cancer, so window tints can be beneficial. Additionally, tints reduce sunlight glare, especially important during the summer months, and offer privacy by concealing your identity and belongings.

Some also choose tints to enhance their vehicle's appearance.

Your specific reason for tinting will influence the type of film you should choose. Discuss your needs with PUREAUTO to find the most suitable product.

Choose High-Quality Film

Regardless of the tint percentage, opting for low-quality film compromises the entire purpose of tinting. Inferior tints often fail to block light effectively and deteriorate quickly. Investing in high-quality film, such as metalized or carbon-tinted, is advisable. For more information check out the different options we have for film tints.

Select a Reliable Tinting Service

Not all tinting services offer the same quality. Some employ inexperienced technicians, resulting in uneven or poor-quality tint application. Start your search with online reviews to gauge customer satisfaction. Experience is also crucial; the longer a company has been in business, the more expertise they likely have. Additionally, a warranty on the tints indicates the supplier's confidence in their product. Ensure the service complies with provincial laws.

Contact PUREAUTO Window Tinting in Mississauga

We hope this guide has clarified the various tint percentage options available. At PUREAUTO Mississauga, our experienced staff will guide you in choosing the perfect tint percentage for your needs.

With over 18 years of expertise, we provide top-notch service tailored to your vehicle. If you're ready to embark on the window tinting journey, contact us today to get started.



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