It’s 90 degrees outside, not a cloud in the sky, you’re stuck in traffic, the sun is beating in through the windows, and your car’s A/C is doing all it can but you’re still starting to feel like a baked potato!
On a warm summer day temperatures inside a parked car can reach as high as 140 degrees. That’s high enough to harm the electronics, dry out and crack leather and vinyl, not to mention the color damage and fading from the UV rays of the sun.
You need to get your windows tinted!
There are a number of benefits to having your vehicle’s windows tinted:
- Window tint can drop interior temperatures in your car by as much as 60%
- Window tinting blocks harmful UV-A and UV-B rays of the sun by as much as 90%
- In a serious crash, the window film can actually help hold the shattered glass together
- There will be reduced glare from the sun making driving much safer with tinted windows, not to mention it’s easier on the eyes
- Tinting your windows increases the efficiency of your air conditioning system which can help you get better fuel mileage
- There will be much less sun damage that causes cracking and aging of your vinyl and leather
- You will have more privacy in your car so you can do. . .huh, we’ll leave that up to you
- And hey, it can also make your car look all stealthy and cool and stuff
So okay, you’ve decided to get your windows tinted, now what? How do you decide where to go?
In any major metropolitan area like Kansas City, there are numerous shops that will do the job for you, picking the one that’s right for the job is the trick.
One of the best ways is through word of mouth. Ask your friends where they got their window tinting done. Were they satisfied with the work? Was the job done in a professional manner?
Another factor is reputation. Has the company been in business 15 years or more? They don't stay in business by doing bad work. Look at online reviews as well as asking your friends. What is said about them online?
Once you’ve got a shop or two in mind, call them, ask them how how busy they are. Good shops are almost always busy, but will get you in within a day or two. Go visit their shop and see how well it's cared for. Better yet, watch them for 20 minutes while they do an install. Do they take steps to protect the customers car or truck while tinting their windows?
One other thing to consider before you tint is the local and state laws. The laws regarding car tint or window film vary from state to state, sometimes from locality to locality, and they are usually different for a car than for a mini-van, SUV, or motor home. The window tint professionals at Chux Tint Shop keep up on all this sort of stuff so you don’t have to.
The quality of the film used can make a huge difference in, not only how the job looks, but how long the film will last. Chux will stand behind their products and workmanship 100% and offer a lifetime guarantee so you can sure you will be completely satisfied when you leave our shop.
As you can see, there are many things to consider when choosing the best window tinting shop. For window tinting in the Kansas City area, you can call the professionals at Chux Tint Shop (813-373-0593) in Independence and they can answer all of your questions about pricing, types of films, how long the job will take, and more. Don’t worry, you won’t have to talk to a machine or go through one of those annoying phone menus. You will get a real live human being who is a window tinting expert.
You can also stop by Chux Tint Shop any time Monday thru Friday 9:00 - 5:30 and Saturday 9:00 - 3:00. Compare us to any other shop in town and if you like what you see, (and we’re sure you will) we can set you up with an appointment. But if you hit us at a time when we don’t happen to be tinting another vehicle, we can do the job right on the spot.
So, if you’re looking for Kansas City window tinting, the best tint shop in the entire Kansas City area is Chux! Bring us anything with glass you can drive, push, or drag in to the shop. Cars, trucks, SUVs, limos, boats, and buses. You bring it in, we’ll tint it!
By: Chris Ripper