The longevity of your car’s window tint depends on different factors such as the amount of sunlight it gets exposed to, the film quality and even the type of window cleaner that you use. Just as various parts of your vehicle will wear out over time and have to be repaired or replaced, your vehicle’s window tint will also eventually need to be replaced.
Of course, just like so many other purchases these days, you generally get what you pay for. Saving money on cheap dyed tint film will usually mean a shorter lifespan than the higher quality and more expensive options that can last for at least 5 years or more. And these days hybrid films can last even longer, even up to a full decade.
But… how do you know that it’s time to replace your tint? Keep reading for 5 sure signs that the time has come.
Bulges & Air Bubbles in the Tint
An early indicator is the presence of air bubbles or bulges between the glass and the film. The quality of the initial installation, the quality of the film and several other factors can cause these issues but these unsightly issues can eventually result in even more problems down the road and should be addressed as quickly as possible.
When the tint’s adhesive starts to lose its grip to the glass, the tint will start to peel away from the window. While it may appear quite simple to just remove the tint yourself by peeling it off, it’s just not as simple as it appears and letting the professionals complete the job will save you time, frustration and money.
Purple Haze or Fading
Generally too much exposure to direct sunlight is the culprit behind fading window tint, but unfortunately, all films will fade over time. While higher quality options will maintain their original color for a longer duration when your tint starts to fade from that smokey grey to a purplish hue you should consider bringing it in for a professional replacement.
High Interior Heat
If you’re unable to get relief from the Nevada heat even with the AC fully blasted, your tint may have something to do with it. While a superb benefit of window tinting it that it helps keep your vehicle’s interior at more desirable temperatures when your car begins showing indicators that it is just plain hotter inside, it’s time to have the professionals check out the tint.
If you notice that your seat covers or dashboard are showing fading or heat damage, your tint may no longer be protecting them from the UVA/UVB rays. Unfortunately, this sign is generally very gradual and may not be noticed right away and you will likely notice one of the other above signs before becoming cognitive of the fading issue.
Why Clear Quality is the Clear Choice
In the Henderson and Las Vegas area, Clear Quality Auto Glass is the logical choice for professional window tint installation. We are a fully licensed, bonded and insured company that has Drow Certification and certification by the National Glass Association. We provide straightforward, affordable rates and consistent, exceptional quality so that you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands and that your tint will be expertly replaced.