Automotive Concepts offers precision picture perfect, accurate window tinting.
Window Tint is LEGAL IN ILLINOIS for all of the windows on your vehicle
We offer the highest quality films available, and excellent installs and service. We have tinted every type of car, truck, suv, semi-tractors, boats & yachts. We give the same attention to detail on every install. We take window tinting seriously and treat every vehicle as if it were our own. As of 2009, the State of Illinois allows complete vehicle window tinting. YOU ARE NOW LEGAL!
- Custom Window Tint Design
- We allow you to choose your own custom shade of window film design.
- Blocks 99% of harmful UV rays to protect your family against dangerous sun exposure
- Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as part of a comprehensive skin care program
- Reduces fading, cracking and peeling of vehicle interiors
- Offers a scratch-resistant coating for enhanced durability and appearance
- Lowers interior temperatures by up to 30% – less air conditioning use means better fuel economy
- Stops the irritating glare that can make driving dangerous
- Enhances your privacy when you’re on the road and protects your belongings when you’re not
Tinted windows aren’t just for aesthetics. They serve several functions that include blocking dangerous UV rays to protect passengers and reduce wear on the car’s interior materials, adding increased privacy, and keeping a car cool. What’s more is that the tinting film can act in the same manner as safety glass, keeping the window from spraying shards everywhere in the event of an accident. There are many types of window tint available, and with varying material types, the cost can vary widely. If any of the above benefits of window tinting have piqued your interest, then call us today at 708-396-8700. Car window tinting is the procedure that adds a tinted transparent film or coating to the inside of a car’s windows. The thickness of the window tint and the material varies. If a window tint is too dark, it can hinder visibility, particularly at night. That’s why each state has different laws that dictate how much tinting is allowed on each window. These window tint laws include the percentage of light allowed in, which is also known as Visible Light Transmission. Local laws can also include how many inches of the windshield can legally be tinted. Tints can be applied at home, but professional application is recommended. Most importantly window tint prevents vandalism as thieves tend to move along to the next vehicle when they can’t see inside & are looking to high ticket items in smash & grab scenarios.
How does window tint installation work
The first step of the window tinting process is to clean and prep your windows. Next, a thin sheet of tinting film is cut to perfectly fit the window, applied using a bonding agent, and smoothed out with a squeegee to eliminate wrinkles or bubbles. Lastly, the applicator will trim the edges of the dyed film in order to provide a perfect fit.
Which Windows can be Tinted?
A basic tinting job should cover every window of the vehicle and the windshield. This means all side windows, including the triangle windows, and the rear window. There is no average price as these new vehicles have new technology built in. All our window treatment service includes a minimum of a one-year warranty against bubbling, cracking, and peeling. However, some films come with a lifetime warranty.
Can I Tint My Car Windows Myself?
When it comes to tinting your car windows, you cannot and should not do-it-yourself. It is not advisable. This type of service requires an incredibly experienced person. Due to the skill required to do it properly We highly advise NOT TO TRY!. It may sound easy to cut and paste plastic film on your vehicle’s windows, but the process is complicated and requires great precision. DIY tint kits can be found online and at auto parts stores, and generally cost less than $100, but require a great deal of focus and patience and true skill know how.
Types of Window Tinting
There are five main types of auto window tinting, which include:
Dyed window tinting includes several layers of dyed film to absorb sunlight. The dye can be adjusted based on your preferred level of darkness. Dyed tint is the most affordable and popular type of window tint. While it is the preferred method, it does not provide the maximum level of UV protection compared to other types.
Metalized tints contain metal particles that use reflection to keep out sunlight. This type of window tint also strengthens windows, which makes them less likely to shatter in the event of an accident. The metal particles of the metalized film also make windows look more shiny. One drawback to metalized window tinting is that it can interfere with GPS signals.
Hybrid window tints combine dyed and metal particles. They are higher-quality than standard dyes. They do not provide as much radio interference as metalized tints and are not as shiny.
Carbon window tints are comprised of carbon fiber particles. They are more effective than metalized or dyed tints at blocking the sun’s UV rays. It also insulates the car and reduces heat by about 40 percent. Carbon tinting is expensive and you will pay a premium for its durability and the fact that it won’t fade over time.
Ceramic tint is the most effective of all window tint types and blocks more than 99 percent of UV rays.
This quality comes at a cost, as ceramic window tints are the most expensive, also may be required on new technologically advanced vehicles. Ceramic particles have strong heat rejection properties, they provide the same level of sunlight reflection while also adding insulation. High-quality ceramic window tints reduce a vehicle’s internal temperature by around half. Ceramic films are also shatter-proof and don’t require as dark of a tint as other tvpes.
How Much Does Car Window Tinting Cost?
We only carry tint that offers a warranty. The average tinting for a passenger car is in the range of $249.99 to $699 for standard, non-reflective film. For high-performance ceramic or metallic film, it can cost upwards of $799 to $1499.99. The type of vehicle also plays a huge role. SUVs and minivans are the most expensive due to their number of windows and window height.
We are committed to providing the best service possible, and our goal is to exceed your expectations. Contact us today to schedule your window tinting appointment and experience the difference for yourself.