Frequenty Asked Questions

Why should I tint my windows?

Besides making your car look better, window tinting helps to reduce heat thus making the inside of your car cooler, blocking out harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays and infra-red rays, reducing sun glare and providing privacy. No other upgrade to your car can provide all these benefits and increase the value of your car.

Will tinted windows affect my vision while driving?

Window film comes in many different shades and is rated by the percentage of visible light transmission (VLT) that penetrates through the window. For example, 5% VLT (dark or limo tint) means only 5% of visible light will pass through your car’s window. The darker the film the more difficult driving visibility will be especially at night. Using a lighter shade film such as 35%VLT or 55% VLT will increase driving visibility.

Are there any legal restriction to tinting windows?

Every state has its own legal limit as to how dark you can tint your windows. Please check what the legal limit is in your state. In California, you are allowed to put any tint shade on the back glass and the rear doors provided you have side mirrors. For the front door windows and windshield, you are allowed to use a maximum of 70% VLT film.

A violation of the tint laws in California is merely a correctable or “fix-it” ticket. This means that if you receive a citation, you will be required to remove the window tint and then have a police officer sign off on the correction before returning the signed ticket back to the issuing agency. A tint law violation does not affect your driving record nor does it assign points against your driver’s license. King Tint will not be responsible for any violations issued to a vehicle owner; however, tint removal services to correct a violation are available at a nominal cost.

When is the best time to tint my windows?

The best time to tint your windows is when the car is new before scratches, nicks, rock chips and other imperfections begin to appear on the glass windows. Windows on older cars have dirt, water stains and other contaminants that will affect the quality of the tint installation.

How should I take care of my new tinted windows?

For the first few weeks after getting your new window tints, you will see moisture, hazing or condensation due to the liquid solution that is used at the time of installation. This is a normal part of the curing process so do not be alarmed. After one month, all the moisture should be completely evaporated. We recommend that you do not roll down your windows for 2 – 3 days to reduce the movement of the windows and to allow the proper curing of the window film to the glass.

For cleaning your tinted windows, it is best to use regular car soap and water that you use when washing your car. DO NOT use Windex or any window cleaning product that contains ammonia or strong chemical ingredients. This will interact with the film adhesives and cause the film to peel or delaminate. Use of any strong chemical cleaner will also void your warranty. If you take your car to a car wash, let the attendant know you have tinted windows and instruct them not to use any chemical window cleaners.

What should I do if my window tints start to bubble or peel back?

King Tint uses only 3M window film products that offer a limited lifetime warranty against bubbling, fading, cracking or peeling. Please contact us immediately if you notice any problems with the window tiniting so we can make the required adjustments including replacing the film if necessary.