How Long Do Tinted Windows Last
Tinted windows are a great way to add value and privacy to your vehicle, but they do fade over time. With the right care and maintenance you can make the most of your investment.
Longevity of tinted windows
A standard tint should last up to 5 years provided you continue with maintenance. Films will fade over time but generally with maintenance they should last a few years. A high grade polyester could potentially also last up to 10 years.
Benefits of tinted windows
Value of your car: Tinted cars reflect light from entering, and thus prevent any fading or damage that could come from overexposure to the sun. Visually tinted windows are also a lot sleeker.
UV and sunlight protection: For your vehicle, but for yourself, tinted windows can reflect sunlight and keep your car cool. UV light is also minimised which is great if you are avoiding sun damage.
Privacy and security: Tinted windows offer an element of privacy and thus added security to your vehicle. The reflective appearance prevents onlookers from peeking through your windows.
How to maintain tinted windows
The first thing to be mindful of is the first few days after tinting. In order to ensure that the tint doesn’t peel or come loose you should keep the windows up for at least 24 hours. Then, when you clean your windows make sure to use a soft, microfibre cloth that won’t damage the tint, and if you need to use something harder to remove stubborn dirt, opt for soapy water or a mild cleaning solution.
Glass and windscreen experts
We aim to deliver exceptional quality to all of our customers, and have experience with tinting in residential properties, commercial properties and all vehicles. As windscreen and glass experts, we’re here to help.
For minor chips and cracks we can usually repair the glass without a replacement.
If the damage is more extensive we can offer glass replacement for your vehicle, with fast, mobile repairs.
We can tint windows in a range of shapes, sizes and vehicles to suit your needs.
Get in touch for a quote
Instant Windscreens boasts over 35 years in the business, and the experience speaks for itself. We have provided customers across Australia with quick glass repairs, quality replacement and a range of window tinting options to suit their specific needs. For any questions don’t hesitate to reach out, we are happy to help.