Autoshades, Inc.  Window Tinting AUTOSI*930QG

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Requently Asked Question for Automotive Window Tint Installations

Q.  Does the Window Tint go on the inside or outside of the glass?
A.  When installing automotive and residential window tint, the material is applied to the inside of the vehicle and homes.  Only films such as Glass Gard are applied externally to commercial glass to help against vandalism on the glass surface.

Q.  What is the computer cut window film?
A.  Some business opt for using computer software that cuts window film out for vehicle applications.  In our opinion, this is less than quality level of window film installation.  Computer cut window film is really geared towards installers that don't have enough hands on experience and the knowledge to properly cut and efficiently install window film for automotive applications.  Computer cut software patterns actually cheat the consumers from getting complete glass coverage, as it oftens leaves large gaps on door windows, and uneven light gaps in the back windshield.  Furthermore, the patterns always cut around the third breaklight leaving the consumer with a black windshield, and a clear breaklight.  Hand cut window film is true custom window tint installation. 

Q.  Do metalized films interfere with GPS, Radio, and XM reception?
A.  Metal based films will not interfere with GPS or XM reception because the sensors to receive those signals are not embedded in the rear windshield like the radio antenna is.  However, we have not had any consumers return to us with our metal based film interfering with AM/FM reception.  We do install our Marquise film extremely frequently, and it has not presented itself to interfere with antenna reception.  Lower lines of metal based automotive films do have a tendenacy to interfere with AM reception, however, our Marquise line is not a low line of window film

Q.  What does Color Stable Mean?
A.  Color stable dyes mean that they are high end dyes, they are warrantied against turning purple, and they are fade resistent.  Non-Color stable films often break down under 3 years, turn purple and are a lighter shade than what was originally installed.  Additionally, manufacturers do not warranty non-color stable products from turning purple or fading and consumers are left with out of pocket expense to remove and re-tint their vehicles.

Q.  Should I tint my vehicle through the dealership that I purchased my vehicle at?
A.  You maintain all control of product and installer working on your vehicle if you handle all after market accessories after the purchase of your vehicle.  If you want to get your windows tinted through your dealership, ensure that you have in writing the window tinting business of your choice working on your vehicle with the product you desire.  If you leave control up to the dealership, they can use anyone at their own discretion.

Q.  How do I know I am working with a reputable business?
A.  A good indicator that a window tinting business is a reputable business, is a window tinting business that operates with an actual store front, not out of their personal garage.  We encourage all consumers to travel to each window tinting business and actually speak with the customer service representatives/installers serving the business in person to get your own personal opinion about each window tinting business.  Check the BBB for any complaints, and ask local dealerships where they take their personal vehicles to get window film installed.  Most dealerships use a variety of window tinting businesses for lot cars, and their consumers' vehicles, but only use certain window tinting businesses for their own personal vehicles.

Q.  How do I know what is the best product available?
A.  Not one film suits all consumers, so it is very important that you perform all homework necessary to help determine which brand is the right brand for you.  Check the warranty in writing to see what your coverage is in case the product fails down the road, check you local businesses to see why they use the products they are using and ask for references or pictures of their work.  When asking a business why they use brand X for their product, if they state "because it's the best.." without a good explanation, then they probably don't know why they are offering their product.  Just because you are familiar with brand X, doesn't mean it's a good brand of window film.  Lastly, check the websites for all brands of window films and study their performance rates.

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