WHY DOES MY VEHICLE NEED WINDOW TINT?
Window tint is as beautiful as it is practical for both your vehicle’s protection as well as your own skin. When most people think of tint, they think it’s just a way to make your vehicle look more sporty or high-end. While it possesses aesthetically pleasing components and can provide additional privacy, window tinting is also a great way to protect your car’s interior, and your skin, from aging. Left unprotected, the interior surfaces of your car—the dashboard, leather, fabrics, and plastics—can deteriorate and discolor from relentless exposure to the sun’s heat and UV rays. In the climate of Pennsylvania it is important to select a tint film that is highly durable and adaptable to the changes from season to season. In the hot summer months it’s important to have high heat rejection because anyone who drives in the heat of the summer knows how unpleasant—or even impossible—it can be to get inside a car that has been sitting in the sun. In the cold winter months window tint can provide insulation, keeping your car’s cabin heat from escaping, and it can reduce glare and can even block the UV rays reflecting off of snow.
HIGH PERFORMANCE VS. CERAMIC VS. MEDICAL GRADE
Our High Performance Film not only looks cool – it feels cool and is the perfect marriage of value and performance. The black color provides a great match to OEM privacy glass and remains the same over the years. It has a hybrid dye-metal construction which offers higher heat rejection compared to traditional dyed films with a slightly more reflective finish. It provides SPF 1,000 protection that blocks over 99% of harmful UV rays and although it contains a metalized layer it will not interfere with radio, cellular, or Bluetooth signals.
Our Ceramic Film gives you all of the heat and UVA and UVB protection benefits of window tint, but without the super dark look that can make it hard to see out of the car—or get you a ticket in some locations. Its nano-ceramic particle formulation provides SPF 1,000 which blocks 99 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and more than 80% of its heat and infrared radiation—all without the metallic ingredients other films use that can disrupt radio, cellular and Bluetooth usage inside your car.
Our Medical Grade Film provides SPF 1,000 protection that effectively blocks over 99% of harmful UV rays that can lead to skin cancers, premature aging and skin cell damage while blocking 98% of its heat and infrared radiation. In the past, keeping cool and protected meant darker shades, however, the ceramic technology in this film allows the highest performance without impacting visibility or light passage. The nano-ceramic particle technology does not interfere with radio, cellular, and Bluetooth signals like traditional metalized films.
What Tinting Manufacturer Does Shine Techs Use?
Shine Techs offers three grades of window tint films provided by Xpel. These films are backed by transferrable lifetime warranties from discoloration, fading, bubbling, peeling, cracking, and delamination. We chose to work with Xpel window tint films because of their outstanding heat rejection track record. All of these packages will provide top notch color stability without sacrificing clarity, providing you with the best window tint the in the industry and in the Lehigh Valley.
Benefits of Window Tint Installed on your Vehicle
- Blocks harmful UV rays
- Rejects heat keeping your car cooler
- Rejects infrared radiation
- Interior protection from aging & discoloration
- Increases privacy
- Resists shattering
Featured Product: Xpel Prime Window Films
- Blocks 99% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays
- Blocks up to 98% of its heat and infrared radiation
- Provides the highest performance without sacrificing clarity and color
- Does not interfere with radio, cellular, and Bluetooth signals
- Transferable Lifetime Warranty from discoloration, fading, bubbling, peeling, cracking, and delamination
WE ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED FACTORY TRAINED INSTALLERS THAT OFFER THE MOST ADVANCED WINDOW TINT FILM ON THE MARKET
Pennsylvania Laws on Window Tinting your Vehicle
You might be thinking to yourself “how much tint is legally allowed on my car in Pennsylvania?” In this state no tint is legally allowed to be placed on the windshield for both sedans as well as SUVs/ vans.
Sedans: Front windows must allow at least 70% of light into the two front windows, two back windows and rear window
SUV’s & Vans: Must allow more than 70% of light into the two front windows. Any darkness of tint can be used on the two back windows and rear window.
Medical Exemptions: Medical exemptions are available for the use of colorless window tint products that filter incoming ultra violet light. To apply for a medical exemption or for questions regarding the medical exemption process, contact PennDOT’s Medical Unit at (717) 787-9662. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – Vehicle window tint fact sheet.
New Jersey Laws on Window Tinting your Vehicle
You might be thinking to yourself “How much tint is legally allowed on my car in New Jersey?”
Sedans: No tint on front windshield or front side windows. Any darkness is allowed on all rear windows.
SUVs & Vans: No tint on front windshield or front side windows. Any darkness is allowed on all rear windows.
Medical Exemptions: Medical exemptions are available for conditions including ophthalmic or dermatological photosensitivity, chronic actinic dermatitis, photosensitive eczema, and skin cancers having an associated diagnosis of chronic actinic dermatitis. Tint film installed due to medical waivers must be removed prior to sale of vehicle. New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission – Medical exemption application form (.pdf file)