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Window Tinting Myths Debunked

Window tinting is a popular modification for cars, trucks, and SUVs. It can provide a number of benefits, such as reducing glare, blocking harmful UV rays, and keeping your car cooler in the summer. However, there are a number of myths about window tinting that may be preventing you from getting it done.

In this blog post, we will debunk some of the most common myths about window tinting. We will also discuss the benefits of window tinting and how you can choose the right tint for your needs.

Myth #1: Window tinting is illegal.

This is a common myth, but it is not true. In fact, window tinting is legal in most states. However, there are some restrictions on how dark your tint can be. The laws vary from state to state, so it is important to check with your local DMV to find out what the rules are in your area.

Myth #2: Window tinting is expensive.

Window tinting can be expensive, but it is not always as expensive as you might think. The cost of window tinting will vary depending on the size of your vehicle, the type of tint you choose, and the installer you use. However, in most cases, the cost of window tinting is a worthwhile investment.

Myth #3: Window tinting makes it difficult to see out of your car.

This is another common myth, but it is also not true. Modern window tint films are designed to be very clear. In fact, many people find that they can see better out of their car with window tint than they could without it.

Myth #4: Window tinting makes your car a thief-magnet.

There is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, some studies have shown that window tinting can actually make it more difficult for thieves to break into cars.

Myth #5: Window tint will eventually bubble, crack, or lose its color.

While I’m sure we’ve all seen cars with bubbled, cracked and faded purple window tint, that has everything to do with the quality of film being used and the way it was installed. Having your vehicle’s windows tinted by the professionals at Commonwealth Window Tinting will ensure a smooth and bubble-free application that won’t fade over time.

Benefits of Window Tinting

In addition to the myths we have debunked, there are a number of other benefits to window tinting. These benefits include:

  • Reduced glare

  • Increased privacy

  • Blocking harmful UV rays

  • Keeping your car cooler in the summer

  • Reducing the risk of skin cancer

  • Making your car more attractive

Choosing the Right Window Tint

When choosing window tint, there are a number of factors you need to consider. These factors include the darkness of the tint, the type of tint, and the warranty.

The darkness of the tint is measured in VLT (Visible Light Transmission). The VLT is the percentage of visible light that is allowed to pass through the tint. In most states, the legal limit for the VLT is 70%. However, there are some states that have a lower limit.

There are two main types of window tint: dyed and metallic. Dyed tint is made from a colored film that is applied to the window. Metallic tint is made from a film that has a metallic coating. Metallic tint is more expensive than dyed tint, but it offers better heat rejection.

Warranty is also an important factor to consider when choosing window tint. Most window tint films come with a warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. The length of the warranty will vary depending on the manufacturer.


Window tinting is a popular modification that offers a number of benefits. It can reduce glare, increase privacy, block harmful UV rays, keep your car cooler in the summer, and reduce the risk of skin cancer. When choosing window tint, it is important to consider the darkness of the tint, the type of tint, and the warranty.

If you are considering getting window tint, we encourage you to contact Commonwealth Window Tinting. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been providing quality window tinting services for over 20 years. We use only the highest quality materials and our installers are highly skilled and experienced. We offer a variety of tint films to choose from and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of window tinting.

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