Tinting by Vehicle Type: Install in Chicago in Just a Couple of Hours
It doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you drive, all cars need protection from harmful UV rays, excessive annoying heat, and dangerous sun-glare which can cause accidents. In this article, we will discuss tinting by vehicle type, its main functionality, and the range of prices. Tinting Chicago offers fast, quality, and cost-effective installation. Call us today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493, for a free estimate!
While choosing to tint by vehicle type, consider these 7 benefits:
- It protects windows from scratches, road chips, and normal wear and tear so you can actually save money by keeping your windows safe.
- In case of an accident, the film will help hold the glass together in one piece and prevent it from shattering and hurting people.
- It can protect passengers from harmful UV rays which can cause skin cancer.
- It creates a cool and comfortable atmosphere inside your car and decreases the need for air conditioning which in turn saves you money and increases your gas mileage.
- It protects the interior of the car and electronic devices from solar heat, and UV and IR rays which cause fading and wear.
- It allows you to customize the design of your car giving it a unique and cool look. You can choose from a variety of different films which can suit your vehicle better.
- Darker films block heat better and protect drivers from the sun’s glare so driving will be much safer.
Tinting by vehicle type — features and prices
Professional services such as Tinting Chicago use special technology of computer cuts, which allows the decals for the windows to be made fast and precisely. It does not matter which model of the car you own, it will only take a couple of hours to get your windows tinted!
Speaking of state law, in the state of Illinois, the front 2 windows can be tinted up to 35% VLT, while the windshield is only allowed to be tinted with a 6-inch 5% sun-stripe. The rear window can have a tint of any darkness. There are some exceptions for the limousine tint, we will discuss it a bit later.
SUV and wagon windows tint
This is usually a family-type car, so vehicle window tint is essential to protect kids from ultraviolet rays which can harm their skin. Tinting Chicago experts advise car owners to tint all their windows. The starting price to tint a full vehicle of this type at Tinting Chicago is $360 (excluding the front windshield).
Sedan and coupe windows tint
In Tinting Chicago service for the full sedan or coupe, the price of full car tinting (including front windshield) will range from $250 to $800. But there are some exceptions for the special cars, which demand more effort.
Limousine window tint
Usually, limos already come with window tinting, but if some factory tints are damaged, Tinting Chicago will help you to change them for the new one. The average price is around $70-100 for the side window. There are special tint laws for limousines. These vehicles are allowed to have extremely dark window tints with 5% visible light transmission (VLT) for the rear and back windows. That’s why the darkest tinting is called the “Limo tint”. For the driver’s cabin rules are the same as for any other casual car.
Tinting by vehicle type: 4 top categories of films
Clear window tint
One of the most common types used in the car window tinting industry. It provides basic protection from glare, radiation, and UV rays, but doesn’t darken the windows.
Carbon window tint
Beautiful matte finish dark film with a high level of glare reduction and heat/sun protection. Carbon film contains tiny charcoal particles which provide dark color and make the tint more durable. It is also fade resistant, so you can be sure it won’t spoil with time.
Ceramic window tint
This type of car window tint is the newest on the market. It contains nano-ceramic particles which do not block visible light but improve heat rejection and block UV radiation, also reduces sun glare and makes the film more durable.
Hybrid window tint
This is a ceramic 2-ply window tint that also contains charcoal particles. It has black color without sacrificing clarity, also featuring advanced heat, UV protection, scratch resistance, and strengthening properties.
All listed types of films do not contain metal particles and do not interfere with the work of cell phones and other electronic devices as metallic films would.
Carbon and ceramic automotive tint can have different levels of VLT (visible light transmission) ranging from 5% (very dark film, used only in limousines) to 90% (one of the lightest options, which still provides sun and heat protection).
Attention! Before making a decision about window film application, check out your state’s window tint laws. Or simply call Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 to get a free consultation with our technicians.
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For Tinting Chicago installers this job takes about 1,5-2 hrs for the casual car. It can take longer if your car is older than 15 years old, or has an unusual size or design. Coupe window tinting takes 30 to 40 minutes if only the two front side windows are tinted.
It depends on the vehicle kind, the type of the tint you choose and the amount of the windows you are going to cover with film. The starting price to tint a full at Tinting Chicago is $250 (excluding the windshield).
The best tint considering high-quality carbon and ceramic. Be aware that it is important to choose a window tint film from a reliable manufacturer and install it in certified service.
The quality of the application is important — so it is better to get it in professional service as Tinting Chicago. We have professional equipment, which allows bubble-free installation and offers a variety of choices for window tinting different colors and shades — for any type of vehicle. All our tints come with lifetime warranty. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL or at 1402 N Rand Rd in Palatine, IL, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.