Tinting is the process of applying a thin film over the car windows that offers protection against the damaging effects of the sun. But things are not that simple, because there are laws that are controlling the amount of light that can be blocked, and to make things even more complicated, they differ from one state to another.
Can I really get full auto tinting?
In the state of Illinois, you are allowed to tint the side-front, the side-back and the back windows fully, while the windshield can only be tinted in the top 6 inches. By “fully” we mean that you can cover the entire surface of those windows with a tinting film, but you can’t tint them completely black. The maximum allowed VLT percentage is 35%.
This VLT stands for Visible Light Transmission, so it refers to the amount of light that passes through the window, and not the percentage of darkness. So the darkest film possible will have a very low VLT, in this case 5% is the lowest one.
Benefits of full auto window tinting
By tinting all of the windows of your car (or at least the ones that are allowed to by the laws in your state), you benefit from:
- Increased protection against UV rays
- Protection of the interior from wear and fading
- Protection of the driver and the passengers from glare, heat, UV-rays and radiation
- Enhanced privacy
- Significant heat and glare reduction
- Unique and appealing design
Get full auto tinting in Chicago
Our team of experts is ready to assist you with any type of tinting application or removal services, as well as wrapping and paint protection films. Find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave., or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to tint your whole car?
The average price is around $300. This depends on the size of your vehicle and also on the type of film that is used. The prices in our shop for full auto tinting are:
- Rayno S5 carbon-ceramic film — $219 for sedans/coupes and $249 for SUVs/wagons
- Rayno S9 carbon ceramic film — $369 / $399
- 3M FX Premium carbon film — $249 / $289
- 3M Crystalline multilayer optical film — $599 / $649
How long does full auto tinting take?
The tinting application process for an entire car takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the size and the type of vehicle. Some luxury car models, vintage cars and rare ones are more difficult to tint so they would take a bit more time.
How much does windshield tinting last?
The tinting films we use are from Rayno and 3M, and they come with a lifetime warranty against peeling, bubbling or fading. But obviously, the tinting film will get the usual wear and tear after many years, or it can get scratched. As long as you take good care of it, you can benefit from the tinting films for many years to come.
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