What you need to know about car window tint

Safety is the first, and most vital, benefit that comes to mind. tinting your car will gibe it a look cool is another reason cited by the younger crowd. But in addition to increasing safety, tint can also help to reduce interior fading, hide expensive equipment from would-be thieves, and reduce or even eliminate glare. It will also add to your comfort by keeping your car cool on sunny days.


The most important advantage of window tint is also the least known. While the windshield is made of a glass and plastic laminate, the side and rear windows are made of tempered glass. In case of an accident, they shatter into thousands of tiny chunks. Window tint film keeps the majority of these from flying around and showering the occupants, adding an extra safety measure in case of an accident. Any quality tinting film, 3M included, is strong enough to hold the glass together even in the worst of accidents.

Aside from all the young drivers who like to black out their windows with the darkest tint they can, window tint is also a desir

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able aesthetic upgrade for the more mature, older audience as well. Putting a nice light-colored tint on any automobile gives it a noticeable, classy appearance.

Tint is an effective and cheap alternative to expensive alarm systems for people concerned about keeping their valuables safe.

If you want to make your car glare proof on bright sunny day, tint is pretty much the only option you have.  It is effective enough that even lighter shades can cancel most of the problems caused by glare. And the darker shades will eliminate glare completely.

Many people notice the added comfort of tinting on hot and sunny days when the sun is beating down on your their all day. Trapping all the heat inside in the same way the greenhouse effect traps heat inside the earth’s atmosphere.

Lastly, all window tint, no matter how dark, cuts out 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Those are the rays responsible for fading the interior of your automobile. Also not to mention they are also harmful they are to your skin. So if you want keep your interior, and your skin, looking new, tint is the way to go.


While there are many pros to window tinting, there are a few cons to consider.

Inferior aftermarket tinting products can crack and peel over time, reducing your vision. Have it done by a professional using a quality product and this is rarely a problem. Know the regulations and discuss them with your installer before you have it done.

Kansas Law

The 35% Window Tint Law in Kansas means that the total amount of light being transmitted through the glass of a motor vehicle cannot be less than 35%. You cannot exceed 35% total Light Transmittance Value (LTV). Take into consideration that ALL vehicles come from the factory with a certain percentage of tinting incorporated into the glass.  In most cases it blocks out approximately 20% of the available light, which means that 80% is still passing through. No problem there.