Installing a window tint to your car is not only fashionable but also functioning. Along with the added strength and durability, a good window tint also protects the passengers and the interior of your car form harmful UV rays as well. Moreover, with today’s technology and improvements in car services and products, premium tintings are now enhanced with with protective qualities to protect from infrared exposure- this allows the interiors of your car to remain cool even in the heat of summers.

It is not only the technology that has improved and diversified but now there are numerous window tinting options to choose from for your car, SUV, truck and other vehicles. Plus, there are just so many shades, varieties and specialities to choose from, it could be pretty confusing to just go and pick a tint for your car.

To make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of tips to help you in picking the ideal window tint for you and your car.


Your car and its features are bound to be affected by the environment that you live in and the same goes for any service or product that you’re planning to install in your car as well. Most entry level tints simply come with the aesthetic value with UV protection, but you should dig deeper than appearances.

If you live in a hotter climate, then you should choose a window tint that blocks infrared rays or offers infrared protection. This will help in keeping your interiors cool and make for a comfortable drive.

However, if you live in colder areas, IR protection is not as important as UV protection would be. So, if heat management is not a major concern for you then it’s fine to go with a good mid-grade tint as well.


This is especially true for the newer models as they tend to come with their windows already tinted. But don’t be deceived, it is more likely that your car had factory tint or privacy glass installed which gives it the darker pigment and it’s not an actual protective window tint.

As the name implies, privacy glasses are mainly to secure your privacy so people don’t see the inside of your car. The darker pigment may also help in glare reduction for a safe drive but that’s about it, privacy glasses don’t usually come with the benefits of UV protection or IR blockade.

So if you already have privacy glass, but want to have the benefits of UV and IR protection along with strength and durability then you should look for a window tint that provides those features without affecting the pigment shade of your windows.


To save yourself the confusion of not understanding what your car service provider may be saying when you take your car for the installment, it’s better to learn the terminologies and abbreviations in advance. Even if it’s not much, just learn the following few:-

Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)- It is the amount of light that is allowed to pass through the window with the tint installed.

Visible Light Reflectance (VLR)- It is the reflected light from the glass or window tint. It helps in reducing solar glare. So the higher the VLR concentration the higher the visibility.

Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)- It is the ultimate rating that gives car owners the overall ability of the tint to protect from UV rays, infrared radiation as Visible Light Transmission as well. The higher the TSER, the more protection you will receive.

Infrared Radiation (IR)- It is one of the many solar emissions that generates heat and causes your car to heat up. So there are specific IR films available that offer heat protection that may come with a lighter tint but still provide superior protection.


For obvious reasons, getting your car tinted may not be welcomed by our the laws in your state or area. These rules and regulations are important to dictate the safety of both civilians, police officers and to ensure clear visibility in the dim hours. 

Check up on what the rules and regulations of your state say about car window tinting, the amount of tint percentage that is allowed,which all windows are allowed to have tint installed or if your state rejects window tinting all together.

It’s better to be safe and know your options than face legal issues down the road, literally.


Depending upon the quality that you go for, window tinting may or may not be an expensive investment. And since, this investment put the protection and durability of your car on the line, you cannot afford to be pinching pennies here. 

Then when you decide, it is always recommended for you to get it done by a pro. Any second-grade car service provider can get the car tinting done but only a professional can bring out its unique flare.

Pro-tinting will indeed cost you a little more than your budget but it’s definitely worth the extra charge if you want to ensure the best servicing for your car.


After the tint is installed, you should wait a few days before you roll down your window or even get down to cleaning or washing your car. Don’t risk pulling the tint loose or causing any other damage unless you’re sure that it is completely dry.

A good premium quality tint can indeed cost a few pennies extra, but it usually the ideal one time investment that your car needs. Make sure your car lands in the hands of experts like the ones at Ultrakool if you want to ensure that your car doesn’t suffer in the processor in the future ahead but comes out as good as new instead. 

Our professionals at Ultrakool have years of built up experience and skills that we guarantee you with the ultimate car service and customer experience you would’ve received.