In the know: Things to consider before putting on window tint


Vehicle owners put on automotive window tints not only because they’re fashionable but because they’re also functional — they look awesome and they also provide you some level of privacy while protecting you from harmful UV rays.


  • How much do automotive tints (including installation) cost?

    Car tints typically cost around P4,000 to P21,000 for sedans and P6,000 to P29,000 for SUVs.
  • How long are car tint warranties?

    Car tint warranties are usually from seven to 15 years.
  • But before you take your car to a detailer, here are a few things you should consider.

    Suzuki S-Presso 2021

    1. Cost

    Whether you’re a penny-pincher or a high-roller, the cost of automotive tint does matter. Depending on where you’re having it installed, the price of having your car tinted will vary.

    For small sedans, prices range from P4,000 to P21,000. For SUVs, the pricing goes from P6,000 to P29,000.

    In a nutshell, the larger your vehicle is, the higher the cost of the automotive tint is. Also, you will get what you pay for. Cheap car tints tend to wear off faster than more expensive ones.

    2. Level of visibility

    Granted that automotive tints are there to block off light, choosing too dark a tint can affect your visibility, especially when driving at night. That said, it’s recommended — unless you only drive in broad daylight — to choose a relatively light tint.

    Remember, yours and the safety of your passengers should come first.

    3. Warranty

    Automotive tints also come with a warranty. These guarantees typically range anywhere from seven years to 15 years. Buying an automotive tint covered with a warranty does not only save your pockets from unforeseen damage but can also give you that peace of mind that your automotive tint provider has got your needs covered.

    Mirage G4

    Final thoughts

    Installing car tint on your vehicle sure does have its benefits. Not only does it help keep your car cool — like literally — but it also keeps nosy bystanders from peeking inside your vehicle.

    Do check our list before you splash the cash and take your car to the nearest auto detailer.

    For more automotive tips, keep it here at Carmudi Philippines.

    Photos from Suzuki, Mitsubishi, and Toyota

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