Updated at: 22-09-2021 - By: Lucas

There are many different kinds of car window tinting available. You can get it installed by the car dealer, you can have it installed by a professional tint installer, or you can do it yourself. Whichever option you choose, there are some basic things you should know before you begin.

It is important that you protect yourself and your passengers from the sun’s harmful rays whether you are driving a pickup truck, an SUV or a luxury sedan. That’s why window tinting is so important. Not only does it block out the sun’s rays, it also helps keep your car cooler and therefore safer to drive.

This guide will discuss the three main options for installing your own car window tint.

Dyed Window Tinting

Dyed Window Tinting

Dyed window tinting is a process where a special coating is applied to the inside of a vehicle’s windows. This coating is designed to be semi-transparent so you can see out the window, but it will block out the interior heat from the sun.

When you drive with this type of window tinting, it will keep your interior cooler and more comfortable. It also helps prevent glare so you can see clearly when driving during the day.

This type of window tinting is ideal for all vehicles except those that will be driven in extremely cold climates. If you live in an area that experiences extreme cold, you may want to consider having your vehicle’s windows replaced with glass instead of using dyed window tinting.

Metalized Window Tinting

Metalized window tinting is an attractive alternative to painting your vehicle. It requires no maintenance and lasts virtually forever. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your taste. Most people don’t even realize it’s there until they get their car detailed and then they are amazed at how much it improves the look of their car.

The main advantage of metalized window tinting is that it does not show dirt or dust and therefore it keeps your car cleaner for longer. When you clean your car, the dirt and dust settles on the surface and then becomes embedded in the paint.

This is very common and it is a fact of life. However, with metalized window tinting, the embedded dirt and dust simply slides off the surface and therefore the paint underneath remains clean and shiny.

Hybrid Window Tinting

Hybrid Window Tinting

Hybrid window tinting is a great alternative to traditional car window tinting. The main benefit of hybrid window tinting is that it is a combination of two different types of film. One side of the film is made up of ordinary window tinting material.

This type of film is great for privacy and for blocking out the sun. However, this type of window tinting will not prevent the heat from escaping your car.

The other side of the film is a reflective type film. This type of film will reflect the sun’s rays and help to keep your car cooler. It works in much the same way as a solar roof. When the sun’s rays hit the reflective film on the outside of your car, it reflects the rays back into the atmosphere.

As the rays continue to travel through the atmosphere, they eventually reach the earth and are absorbed by the ground. This process happens continuously all day long and helps to keep your car cooler.

Carbon Window Tint 

Carbon window tint is an effective way to reduce the amount of heat that comes into your car and keeps your car cooler. The darker the tint, the more effective it will be at reducing heat. There are different levels of darkness you can get with this type of window tinting.

A very dark level is where the glass itself is almost black and it looks like a piece of art! This type of window tint is very effective and is what you should use if you are concerned about your car being hotter than normal during the summer months.

A slightly less dark option is where the tint is a medium gray. This type of window tint is still very effective, but it won’t be as dark as the very dark option. If you have this type of window tint in your car, then you should still be able to see through it and know that you are not going to be blinded by the sun.

Crystalline Tinting

Crystalline Tinting

A crystalline tint is a special kind of tint that has a prismatic quality to it. This type of tint will refract (bend) light in such a way that it will appear crystal clear to the human eye. When you look at a car with a crystalline tint, you won’t be able to see any prismatic effect.

That means the light from the sun will pass straight through the glass and hit the interior of the car with no distortion.

Cars with this type of tint are easier to see out of, especially when you are driving at night. They also let more light into the car which helps reduce eye strain for the driver. This type of tint is usually only used on the windshield and the front side windows.

The rear side windows are left clear so you can see what’s going on outside.

Ceramic Window Tinting

Ceramic window tinting is a great way to add privacy, cut down on heat gain, and block out the sun’s rays. It comes in a variety of styles, shapes, and colors. You can choose between a dark, uniform look or a patterned look. There are also translucent options.

Whatever your preference, you can be assured that it will look good and last a long time. Ceramic window tinting is easy to apply. You simply clean the surface you want to apply it to, remove the backing from the tape, and apply it to the glass.

After that, you just need to reapply the protective film to the back of the window tinting and you’re ready to go.


Is it necessary to paint the windows of the car?

You are not required to paint windows of your car. But it is advised to do so for two reasons. First, after you have painted the windows, no one can see inside your car. Thus you will have an advantage over other players. And secondly, painting the windows will make your car look more attractive and desirable to the opposite sex. 

What are the most common types of window colors?

The most common window colors are white, tan, brown, gray, and blue. 

Can I paint my car windows myself?

Yes. It’s a fairly easy process, but we recommend that you use an experienced painter to prevent any mistakes.  You should also make sure the area is completely clean before you start. 

Is there a penalty for changing the color of car windows?

Yes, there is. The penalty is an additional $250.00. You will need to complete the car window portion of the application ( Form 735 ) and return it to the DMV. Make sure you indicate the new color choice on the form.

How much is the carbon window color?

The cost of the color is $25.

Is there a limit to the number of colors I can choose?

Currently, there’s no limit to the number of colors you can choose. You can even choose different colors on the front and back windows. However, we always suggest you go with just one color. Why? Because it makes your car look neater and more professional.

What color window should I choose for the white car?

This car is in white color. So, in my opinion, it would be good to combine the white with something in blue or red or even in silver or black. However, if you want to create a dramatic effect, you can opt for the black color.

In any case, I think that the most important thing is that your windows should be coordinated with the rest of the car.

What do car window colors say?

Color is not only an important element of car design, but also a means of communication. The color of the windows is very important. It reflects our mood, feelings, emotions and desires.

Does the combined window tint keep the car’s heat well?

Yes, this tint keeps the heat well, but not as well as real black windows. 

Real black windows block out 99% of the heat from the sun. This tint only blocks out about 70% of the heat. So if you are sitting in a parked car with the windows up, and it is 90 degrees outside, your car will be about 10-degrees hotter than if the windows were black.


Window tinting for cars is a very important thing to do. It is important for the safety of you and your family. When you tint your car windows, it will reduce the glare coming from the sun and it will also cut down the amount of heat that comes into the car.

This will help you keep cool on hot days and it will also help keep you and your passengers safer by reducing the risk of getting a sunburn or getting road-blind.

By reading the article above, you should now have a good idea about what types of window tint are and what benefits they have.