Polarized Car Window Tint: Install Today & Get the Optimal Protection

Polarized car window tint is presented by a special kind of film that has an extra layer of protection against UV rays — and all the effects that they produce for the driver. The polarization technology allows to significantly reduce glare, exposure to radiation, and heat, making your ride very comfortable and safe.

Tinting Chicago offers fast, affordable, and quality installation of polarized car window tint. Give us a call today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 to make an appointment.

What is polarized car window tint?

Polarized technology is useful in situations where you may be subject to intense light or glare and must remain fully aware of your surroundings. For example, anglers often wear polarized sunglasses because they can help see clearly and spot fish beneath the water’s surface.

Polarized car window tint uses similar technology, with a special filtering film consisting of polarized tinted layers that block and reflect light in an efficient manner. 3M Crystalline Series we offer “features a proprietary, multilayer optical film nano technology that combines over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post it® Note”.

The (brief) science behind a polarized tint

To understand the unique benefits of a polarized tint, we need a quick recap of those high school physics lessons on how light moves.

Basically, the light our eyes usually take in travels in all different directions at different wavelengths. But when light hits a flat reflective surface (such as water or wet roads) and bounces off, the way it is reflected means the light can have a more intense glare as more of the light is now traveling horizontally.

Polarizing filters reduce glare by blocking more of the light traveling at a horizontal angle. The principle is the same for sunglasses, automotive window tint, or indeed the polarized tint used for windows in buildings.

Why get polarized tinted windows?

People often assume that people choose car window tint for looks or privacy. But in fact, there are many other benefits to installing window film on your car.

Polarized window tint offers the same general functions as other types of tinting, with specific benefits in the optics department:

  • Reduce glare and help you see your surroundings more clearly
  • Keep your car cool by blocking solar energy from entering the car
  • Protect the driver, passengers, and car interior from harmful UV rays, without reducing the VLT
  • Make your car more secure

Before getting onto more practical considerations, let’s dig a little deeper into each of these functions so you can choose the best window tint for your vehicle.

1. See clearly and drive safely by reducing glare

All drivers have experienced how sudden glare from blinding sunlight or headlights can be distracting or even dangerous when it interferes with your ability to see what is going on around you.

Bright sunlight can create glare, especially if you are driving near surfaces that reflect light such as water, glass, or flat highways. Polarized car window tint, like 3M Crystalline, mitigates this problem by reducing glare and the excess light so you can see better and focus on driving safely.

As well as keeping you safe, polarized car window tint can make longer journeys more comfortable by toning down intense light sources. That means you can enjoy looking out at your surroundings without getting blinded by the sun or dazzling glare. 

2. Window film can make your car cool (literally!)

Getting into a car that has been parked in the sun can feel like jumping into an oven. Polarized tint film helps to keep your car cool by blocking some of the sun’s rays and hence rejecting solar energy that would otherwise come in through the windows. 3M Crystallie film we offer helps to filter out up to 60% of solar energy and up to 97% of infrared rays, that produce heat.

This protection is all the more important if you live in a warm place like Florida or Arizona. If you often use air conditioning while you drive, you’ll even find that car window tint can save you gas by reducing the need to use that fuel-hungry air conditioner.

Because of this function, installing tint film will not only enhance safety and comfort, but will also make your car less susceptible to heat and so more sustainable and cheaper to run.

3. Block those harmful UV rays

It’s easy to forget how much UV light you can be exposed to when in a car. UV rays are a leading factor in causing skin cancer and a growing concern with the breakdown of our ozone layer. Dermatologists recommend avoiding overexposure to the sun, which might be an issue if you spend extended periods in sunlight whilst in your car.

A quality polarized window film offers protection for you and your passengers by cutting out some of these harmful UV rays. Consider 3M Crystalline film Tinting Chicago is offering to install. It blocks up to 99% of UV light, and provides a total SPF ( Sun Protection Factor) of 1000, better than any sun protection cream or lotion.

Not only that, tinting windows can also reduce damage to the interior of your car, as extended exposure to UV light can cause interior fabrics and other materials to fade or weaken.

4.Light tint with heavy protection

If your objective is to protect yourself and your car interior from heat and UV rays without loosing in glass transparency, 3M Crystalline film will do that for you, providing the needed protection without reducing the VLT. Light tint with heavy protection from infra-red and ultra-violet radiation, a perfect high-tech soluton for your car!

And yet, another level lf protection to consider : in the event that a thief does try to break into your vehicle, installing a window film can even slow them down by creating an additional barrier to get through.

The value of a professional tinting service for polarized film installation

Choosing a high-quality tint film is essential, but ultimately it will only perform well and look right if it is installed properly. Even minor flaws like a small piece of lint on the window or allowing very small bubbles to form can affect the qualities of the tint and make the finished result look unprofessional.

So, come to us at Tinting Chicago if you want to get the most out of your polarized car tint. Our qualified specialists can ensure that the job is done efficiently and to the highest standards, complete with a limited one-year warranty, so you can enjoy a safer, more comfortable drive.

We work only with the top manufacturers that produce polarized window tints, and are happy to offer your 3M Crystalline film, one of the best in the market! And when it comes to the properties, our specialists are ready to demonstrate them in one of our shops or explain them over the phone. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493, our customer service works 24/7!

Frequently Asked Questions 

How much does it cost to get a polarized car window tint?

Various factors will affect the total cost, including the type of tint you want to install, what vehicle you drive, and what area of the windows you want to cover. But typically, to install polarized car window tint you are looking in the region from $250 for a sedan.

How long does it take to apply polarized tint?

Installing window tint is a relatively quick and efficient job for a professional — you can figure on having the job done in a couple of hours so it won’t be long before you can get back on the road.

What type of polarized tint should I choose?

Various kinds of polarized tint have different properties, advantages, and drawbacks. No one solution will be the best for everyone — it really depends on your priorities. Here at Tinting Chicago, we tested dozens of films and currently are working only with 2 top brands producing polarized car window film — 3M and Rayno. 3M Crystalline film is a top product and great option for polirized car window tint! Still have any questions? Get in touch with our specialists, that will guide you through the available options to see what the best solution for you is.

Can polarized car window tint be removed?

Tinted windows offer many advantages so usually people wouldn’t want to remove the film once it has been installed. But there could be cases when this is necessary, such as if the car is to be driven by someone with different preferences or it is being sold into another jurisdiction with different tinting laws. Whatever the reason, removing tint is a pretty straightforward process that can be done with common tools such as a hairdryer and razor blade.


3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634


2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612


1402 N Rand Rd Palatine, IL 60074


WEEK DAYS: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
SUNDAY: Closed