The Skinny on Tinted Windows: Tips for Care and Safety for First-Time Car Owners


Window tinting is a wise investment and offers numerous benefits both for you and your new car. In addition to protecting the interior of your new car, they add a nice look and help protect you from harmful UV rays. Once you invest in a new car and have installed tinted windows, you want to make sure you get the best and the longest life out of them. Here's how to maintain your car window tinting to increase the lifespan and ensure that your new car looks great as long as possible.

Wait for the tint to cure

After an advanced car window tinting, it's best to wait at least 48 to 72 hours before cleaning. By waiting this amount, you avoid the risk of pulling the tint loose before it has a chance to adhere to the glass properly. Although your car will require a proper cleaning once you have tinted your windows, overlooking this precaution can lead a tint re-installment, which will only cost you more money.

Proper Cleaning for Your Windows

Extreme care is important for tinted windows as the film scratches easily. When cleaning your car's tinted windows, make sure you use a natural cleaning method for regular upkeep. If a cleaner is needed, use an ammonia-free cleaner and a rubber sponge or a soft cloth. Ammonia will damage your window tint over time, degrading it with each use. Avoid cleaning your windows with anything harsh, as it will damage the film.

Proper conditions

When done in optimal conditions, cleaning your tinted windows is both an inexpensive part of maintenance and a fun one to boot. Make sure you avoid direct sunlight to prevent the water from drying too fast and leaving stains. If possible, clean the inside of your tinted windows every two weeks to prevent buildup.

Use extra smooth cloth

A silk cloth only requires water to clean. It is the safest, easiest and most effective way to clean your tinted windows. Using a soft cloth to clean your windows is a great idea, especially if you don't want to spend more time polishing afterward.

Increasing longevity

Cleaning your tinted windows is the best way to guarantee that they last long enough for you to get value for your money. Having the right tools and knowledge will make all the difference for first-time car owners. A little extra care and attention will make your tinted windows look good and last for a long time to come.


29 May 2018

How a Window Brings Joy

Hello, my name is Sandra. I live in Western Australia with my husband and our two kids. I wanted to start a new blog so I could talk about windows and the joy they can bring into a person's life. I didn't fully understand or appreciate windows until we moved into our current home. It is a large place with plenty of windows. When I first stepped through the front door, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The light was amazing and the view made me want to cry. Having so many windows to look after has meant that I have had to learn a lot about maintaining them. I hope you enjoy my blog!