Are your tinted windows starting to bubble or peel? This is common for tint as it begins to age. Luckily, there’s always the process of retinting. You can have your windows retinted when the film starts to wear down and when damage begins to show.
Car window films are too thin and delicate to be repaired. Because car windows are transparent but colored, trying to patch a section of tint would result in certain portions being lighter or darker than the previous layer of film. Over time, the sun damage and the heat will eventually cause car window films to crack or peel away from the window glass. The car window films can also become scratched or otherwise damaged, especially by rocks or other debris that is thrown up at the car while driving. Ultimately, the tint on a car window is not going to last as long as the glass.
The process of retinting car windows begins by removing the old tint and then selecting a new one. Luxury tints are going to last longer, but they will be slightly more expensive initially. Over time, the cost will equalize because you won’t be replacing it as frequently. Though you can remove your car window tint without retinting, there are many perks to keeping your windows tinted, which include keeping your vehicle cooler, protecting your upholstery and maintaining healthy skin. Once the tint has been removed, the car windows are retinted just as normal.
Most car windows are going to need to be retinted within five to ten years, but this all depends on the type of tint you choose to use. Less expensive tints may begin to fog over or pull away from the car after just a few years. More expensive tints, such as high end metallized tints and ceramics, may last up to ten years. Tints are also going to depend on how often the car is driven and where. If a vehicle is kept out in the sun frequently, it will most likely need to be retinted sooner. If the vehicle is kept in a closed garage and does not experience extreme weather, its tint may last a very long time. How you wash your car may even play a factor.
Many tint types come with a warranty, and many shops will be able to honor it. If you have questions about your tint and whether or not it’s still falling under your warranty, you can contact us at Executive Motorsports. We can help you determine if it’s time to retint your windows and what type of tint is best to use on your vehicle.