What Is the Best Car Window Tint Material?
When it comes to deciding on the best tint material for your car, you have tons of choices. Though each one will offer plenty of UV protection for your car, some are higher quality and simply better than others. At SmartFilm, we believe ceramic film is the best car window tint material for almost all drivers and if you’re looking to tint your ride, it’s definitely worth considering. Here’s what you need to know:
What Is Ceramic Tint Material?
Ceramic tint material is a type of window tinting that’s made up of microscopic ceramic nanoparticles held together on an adhesive film. These nanoparticles are so small that you can’t see them with the naked eye. The result is a completely clear film (which can be darkened if desired) that sits completely flush against your car windows.
The film itself blocks more than 99 percent of the sun’s UV rays, keeping your car in good condition for a longer period of time. Remember, UV rays cause leather interiors to dry out and crack and can have the same effect on plastic. This means tons of costly repairs in your future unless you want to hurt the value of your ride.
Why Should You Choose Ceramic Auto Window Tint Material?
We’ll be honest—ceramic tints are not the cheapest option on the market. That designation is reserved for simple dyed tints. But though the film isn’t cheap, it does have several benefits that other materials simply don’t offer.
They’re Incredibly Durable
Dyed tinting films can last for a few years without any issues. But after constant exposure to the Arizona sun, heat, and dust, they often start bubbling up or peeling. If this happens, you’ll have no choice other than to remove the tint and start over. With ceramic tint material, you’ll get superior protection that won’t fade or peel up over time.
The film is designed to stay firmly on the glass and shouldn’t warp or show damage if installed by an experienced professional. The result is a film that looks as great as the rest of your favorite ride.
They Block UV Rays
We can’t rave about this benefit enough. Yes, most tinting films block UV rays, but ceramic does it better than most. And if you invest in infrared ceramic tinting material, you’ll block even more of those harmful rays as long as the tint is on the windows. Remember, it’s not the UV rays that make your car hot—it’s the sun’s infrared rays. When these rays get blocked, your car will stay cooler, making it more comfortable and more fun to drive even in the summer.
Improved Glare Resistance
Let’s be real. You’re looking for the best car window tint material to make driving your car more comfortable. Ceramic tint will do just that. It helps cut down on the glare you experience from passing cars, buildings, and even the setting sun. When you’re not having to squint behind your sunglasses, you’ll be able to drive more safely and more comfortably year-round.
It Doesn’t Block Signal
Believe it or not, some auto window tint materials block radio, cell, and GPS signals from traveling in or out of the car. This is most common with metal window tints and when it happens, it’s incredibly frustrating. With ceramic tints, you don’t have to worry about blocked signal. Instead, you’ll get the same service and reliable data that you always have when you’re behind the wheel.
Keeps Your Windows from Shattering
Accidents happen and even minor crashes can send shards of glass flying across the interior of your ride. Though it may not cause injury, it’s incredibly tough to clean up. Ceramic tint material helps make the cleanup process far easier. The film holds broken pieces of glass together, making it easier to repair the damage and get you back on the road like nothing happened.
Who Is Ceramic Tint Material Best For?
Ultimately, any type of tinting material will make your car more comfortable and more fun to drive. But ceramic tint will give you more benefits upfront. Since it lasts longer than other films, you’ll get more out of your investment and could even increase your car’s resale value should you decide to trade it in for a new model. Keep in mind that it does cost more than other types of films. If you’re worried about sticking to an ultra-low budget, you may want to install a standard dye film and replace it with ceramic once you can afford the upgrade.
Can You Install It Yourself?
As with all tint materials, it’s best to avoid DIY installation. But since you’re paying more for a premium film, always leave the installation to the pros. This way, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that the manufacturer’s warranty will help cover any surprise issues.
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