At Car Specialist Customs we take pride in making your car an expression of you. Window tinting is a common and beneficial modification that adds a distinguished and sleek aesthetic to your vehicle, but there are rules.
In this article, we will be answering the question “What is the best tint for car windows?” whilst giving you all the information you need to take your car to the next level. But first, let us explain to you what window tinting is, its uses and its benefits.
Window tinting is the process of applying a specialised film on the surface of a window, this process results in a variety of benefits including:
- Extra privacy and security against thieves
- Adds a refined aesthetic to your car
- Can help reduce glare from other road users
- Blocks Ultraviolet rays from the sun, which are damaging to your skin cells. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that window tints in your car can protect you from harmful UV rays, which can cause tanning, premature ageing and can lead to skin cancer.
- Natural direct sunlight is less difficult to drive in
- In the event of a crash, the adhesive may prevent the glass from shattering over anybody.
The window tint spectrum comes in percentages, which refers to visible light transmission (VLT). VLT is the amount of light that can pass through your window. So, if you choose a 15% tint, this means that 15% of visible light can get through. Limousines commonly have a 5% tint, which is known as the ‘limo tint’.
If you buy a low-quality window tint, then it may be more prone to bubbling, cracking, fading or peeling. Our window tints are guaranteed to be top quality, with options from 70% to 5%, with installation directly from us. want to know what the best window tint is? Check out our blog.
So now we know the basics about window tinting, let’s talk about what is the best tint for car windows.
Chameleon tints are proving to be a vibrant and unique option in customising your car, the dynamic properties of the films gave a “Chameleon” like effect to the windscreen resulting in an area of colours that changes as the day does.
Instead of the usual grey or dark grey, chameleon tints reflect back the light in the sky. For example, if it’s a beautiful day with blue skies and fluffy white clouds, that’s what you’ll see in your vehicle’s window. The tint has a mirrored effect, but is perfectly clear from the inside.
The most amazing selling point of this particular tint is that it still retains the original benefits that come with a standard window tint. With options in aqua blue, cadbury purple and sunset orange, take a look for yourself on our site.
Because of its newfound popularity, many enthusiasts have been left asking whether or not chameleon tints are actually legal; UK laws are known to be extremely tight in regards to tinting your car, with an Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notice (EFPN) being issued to those found breaking the law (meaning three points on their driving licence and a fine).
The chameleon tint is completely legal to have on the front windscreen in most vehicles as it lets in more than 75% of the light. This means that, although prices may vary for consumers, they will remain low and your modification will remain legal within the UK.
Chameleon tints are legal, but there can be heavy punishments if it is done incorrectly or if the tint is too much. For all accepted mechanics and agencies, it is illegal to fit or sell glass that breaks the rules on tinted windows.
If a vehicle is suspected to have broken the rules, the police or the DVLA vehicle examiners will use light measuring equipment to measure the window tint. If any windows are tinted too much, you could get a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you from using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed or a penalty notice – with a court summons in extreme cases.
For a quick, precise and professional installation of your chameleon tints or any window tinting you choose to have on your vehicle, Car Specialist Customs is the best option to take your car to the next level, whilst still in full compliance with the law.
How much is a Chameleon Tint?
As different vehicles have varying window sizes, and due to the options we have available for the chameleon tint, we suggest you get a quote from us to know how much a chameleon tint would be.
Rest assured our prices are competitive and most importantly, affordable, alongside a professional, thorough and friendly service
Extra tinting information
If you do consider purchasing any of our tinting options, it is always best to speak to your insurer beforehand to make sure it will not affect your claim. If it is not a problem then let your insurer know as soon as it has been installed.
In regards to an MOT, tinting will not make you fail unless it is beyond the legal threshold.
In regards to maintenance of your tints, this is all you need to do:
- You can hand clean them, use a jet wash, or take your car to a car wash facility.
- Never scrub your windows harshly. Instead, use a soft cloth to wipe away dirt.
- Never use cleaning products or disinfectant wipes that contain alcohol or harsh chemicals such as ammonia. These will damage the film in your tinted windows and reduce the clarity.
- Use a spray that is specially formulated for cleaning car windows. Don’t spray it directly onto the car windows; spray it directly onto the cloth.
- Don’t use paper towels to clean or dry your tinted windows. These will leave tiny fibres all over, which are annoying and difficult to remove.
- Avoid continually touching your tinted windows with your hands, as this will leave streaks and smudges.
Extra services – Ghost Immobiliser
We at Car Specialist Customs understand the importance of security and offer a variety of options when it comes to the security of your car. A popular and discreet option is the Ghost Immobiliser.
The Ghost Immobiliser works by preventing your engine to start unless certain buttons within your car are pressed in a specific sequence, this can be from the steering wheel, the door panel or the central console.
Additional features of the Ghost Immobiliser:
- Undetectable by thieves using diagnostics: The Ghost Immobiliser has no circuit cuts, meaning it cannot be detected by modern methods employed by a thief.
- No radio frequencies: Thieves cannot use sophisticated RF scanning, code grabbing technology to detect what security device your vehicle has when it does not transmit any signals like conventional security systems.
- No more key cloning: Due to the personalised PIN you can create with the Ghost Immobiliser, if thieves have cloned keys to your vehicle, it will be impossible for them to start it because they won’t know your PIN code.
- Tested for each vehicle: Due to the nature of the data bus communication the Ghost Immobiliser has been adapted and tested for every vehicle we list as compatible, click this link to see our list of compatible vehicles.
The team here at Car Specalist Customs are qualified and experienced at installing a Ghost immobilser for your vehicle. Head to our website for your quote to make your car secure with the Ghost immobiliser.
Get your quote today
If you’d like more information about our services and products, or clarity on how we can help you, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. Our specialist team provides around-the-clock quality care and services to help you find the product or service that fits your needs.
To reach us and get more information today, you can contact Car Specialist Customs at 07523 971347 or use our email at email@example.com for the quickest responses and swift support from members of our team.
Alternatively, if you prefer to browse independently, you can find a portfolio of our work here with plenty of photos to show off our quality. Whatever you choose to do, we have no doubt that you’ll find what you’re looking for with us.
We hope to have answered the question “What is the best tint for car windows?” for more insightful articles on the services we offer and questions we want to help address, head over to our blog page.
We at Car Specialist Customs hope this has been an insightful and helpful resource for you, answering questions you may have had whilst providing an in-depth and thorough breakdown of our services along with the top-quality products that we offer.