Window Tinting in Fairfax, VA
Want to keep the sun out of your car to protect your interior? Maybe you just want a little extra privacy when your car is parked or you are on the road? No matter the reason, window tinting in Fairfax, VA, is a smart choice for your vehicle. Automotive Protection Services provides you with a wide variety of vehicle window tinting services, including a sunroof tint, to ensure you are properly protecting your vehicle Speak to us when you want the best in automotive protection services.
Nano Ceramic Performance
NCP window tint film combines the latest in window tint technology with the best in performance. NCP series film is, quite simply, the best window tint film available today! This film provides the best in heat rejection while not interfering with your vehicle’s connection to the outside world. It is a non-reflective shadow color and is available in eight different shades.
HPC series window tint film is a Carbon film that combines style with high performance. This film provides you with 99% ultraviolet ray protection with great durability and a superior scratch-resistant coating. Additionally, it is non-reflective in appearance and is available in several shades.
Sun Roof Tint
A car with a sun roof is a nice feature. It is great to push that shade back on a nice sunny day, see the sky above you, and allow the cabin of your car to be illuminated by the sun’s natural rays. There is a hitch though. Doing so tends to make the inside of your car a fair bit warmer and, on a hot day, it can be downright uncomfortable.
There is an elegant solution—we can tint that glass panel for you with our NCP tint and it will block out the sun’s heat while allowing the visible light to pass through. This allows you to enjoy your sun roof even on a hot day!
The strip of tint across the top of your windshield is called the eye brow of your car. Have you ever wished that this strip of tinting could be darker? Maybe you want it to be much darker? Well, we can do that for you.
Contact us when you are looking to keep the sun, as well as peering eyes, out of your vehicle. Our window tinting services are available to customers located throughout the Fairfax, Virginia, area.
FAQ's - Window Tint
1.) Where does the tint get applied, on the inside or the outside?
Window tint film is applied on the inside of the window, the film itself is fragile, weather and road conditions would destroy it over time, but on the interior of your vehicle, it is safe.
2.) I see window tint which has turned purple, and tint with bubbles, when will that happen to mine?
It should not happen to your window tint. bubbles are an indication that the film was installed improperly. Purple window tint is an indication that the film is of poor quality, and has been broken down by the sun's rays. A high-quality window film will stand the test of time - it will not change color or fade.
3.) I want tint that is legal everywhere - can I do that?
There is not a single national standard for window tint - in our area, for example, Virginia, Maryland, and the District all have laws that vary a bit from one another. The best advice is to look up the laws where you anticipate your vehicle will be, where it will be registered, and choose the level tint based on that locality. If you need window tint for a medical condition, such as eyesight, or skin conditions, apply for a waiver through your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. This will afford you more flexibility when choosing your film percentage.
4.) Will I fail my state safety inspection if my window tint is too dark?
It depends where you're having your vehicle inspected - it also depends where the film was applied - let me explain. In Virginia for example, a safety inspector will not inspect for the side windows but will inspect the windshield - if you've installed an "eyebrow" below the AS-1 line then you could fail. Same with the rear window, if you've covered the third brake light. Other states, like New York, are more strict and do meter the side window to ensure compliance with tint values.
5.) I don't want my car to be so hot in the summertime, I should get dark window tint then, yes?
You don't need dark window tint to reduce the heat - ceramic window tint, that blocks infrared rays from the sun will accomplish that goal. In fact, if your only objective is to reduce how hot your car feels in the summertime then a ceramic window tint that is nearly clear will do the trick without changing the overall appearance of your vehicle.
6.) My neighbor told me window tint was illegal on the windshield - is that true?
Your neighbor is right some of the time - there are ways to install window tint on a windshield without breaking the law - let me explain. There are two ways folks install film on their windshield. First, they install film on the whole windshield - in order to be legal, it must be a very light film, nearly clear, depending on locality 70% - 80% VLT the reason for this is that a dark film would reflect light into oncoming traffic and cause a road hazard. The other way folks install window film on their windshields is an 'Eye-Brow" or strip across the top of the windshield. So long as that strip is not below the
AS-1 line (marks found on the edges of your windshield) then it's legal - and that strip can be as dark as you like, even 5% VLT - the purpose is to block the sun in your eyes during either a late afternoon or early morning drive.
7.) I bought a used car with dark window tint, can I just peel it off?
You can try, we don't recommend it. Usually what will happen is the adhesive will remain stuck to the window, which is then hard to remove. We recommend allowing us to use our tools, like our steamer, to relax the film and properly the film along with all the adhesive.
8.) How much does it cost to apply window tint to my car?
Cost for the application of window tint film depends on several factors, the type of film you choose, how many windows you're applying it to, and type of vehicle (some vehicles have more windows). To get an accurate quote for your make and model please call our shop or fill out our quote request form