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How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

 
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Auto glass tinting uses a thin film which is applied to the vehicle's windows and has a scratch-resistant coating on one side and a clear adhesive on the other. Tint films vary by how much and what type of light they let through or reflect, but tinting is typically done to reduce interior heat, protect vehicle occupants from UV rays, reduce glare and improve overall comfort.

Typical costs:

  • Automotive window tinting can cost $50-$600 or more using standard, non-reflective tint film, and $100-$800 or more with high-performance ceramic, carbon, metallic, colored or other specialty tinting films, depending on the make, model and type of vehicle. Curved or steep rear windows are more difficult to tint, and will cost more.
  • For example, tinting the windows of a passenger car typically costs $100-$600, depending on the type of tint film and the make and model of vehicle. CostHelper readers report paying $125-$300 for car window tinting, at an average cost of $194; and at A-1 Window Tinting[1] in Frankfort, KY, it costs $120 for a two-door car and $135 for a four-door car.
  • Expect to pay $50-$500 or more to tint the windows of a pickup, depending on the type of film and if there is a slider window. CostHelper readers report paying $53-$225 to tint truck windows, with an average of $131; and All American Window Tinting[2] in Denver, CO charges $140 and up for standard tinting on a typical pickup, and $450 and up for its highest quality tint film.
  • It can cost $200-$800 or more for window tinting on a wagon, SUV, crossover or minivan, depending on the type of tint film, as well as the size and number of windows. For example, VanHorn Tint and Accessories[3] in Bloomington, IN, charges $225 for a station wagon, $250 for a minivan, $275 for a full-size van and $250 for an SUV.
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What should be included:
  • A typical "all-around" tint job involves the rear window, two or four door windows as well as two or four triangle windows. The price quoted should include, at the minimum, basic, non-reflective film and installation on all windows except the windshield.
  • There are usually two warranties on car window tinting. The manufacturer's warranty against defects in the film may cover one, three or five years, but is typically a lifetime warranty. The performance warranty from the installer that typically covers bubbling, peeling, crackling and grazing. Some warranties are transferable, which means they are valid even if the vehicle is sold to another owner.
Additional costs:
  • Removing an existing tint film can add $25-$200 or more to the total cost, depending on the make and model of the vehicle, and whether the windows have defrosters or other built-in features. For example, Daku's Auto Body[4] in Pennsylvania charges $25 to remove old tint film from any window without defrosters and $90 for any window with defrosters; and Doctor Tint and Details[5] in Frederick, MD, charges a minimum of $125.
Discounts:
  • Many shops periodically offer discount coupons. For example, in March 2013 Tint World[6] , with about 20 locations nationwide, offered a $30-off coupon for any tint package.
  • Do-it-yourself window tinting can be done with rolls of tinting film (typically $10-$25 for a roll about 6' long) or a kit (about $25-$130) of film precut to fit the windows of the specific make and model of vehicle. Alpene Window Tint Products provides a how-to video for using a roll of film[7] and MonkeySee.com has a how-to video for installing a pre-cut kit[8] .
Shopping for window tinting:
  • The choice of tint depends in part on state law; some states allow tinting on every window as long as there are side mirrors, while other states do not allow tinting the windshield and the two front windows. State laws also specify the maximum darkness and color of tint allowed. The International Window Film Association charts window tinting rules and laws[9] for the US and Canada.
  • Automotive window tinting is typically done by auto body shops, auto detailing companies or companies specializing in window tinting. The International Window Film Association provides a searchable directory of dealers[10] .
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Tint Guard Inc
Amount: $165.00
Posted by: Ryan Jankoski in Pinellas Park, FL.Posted: May 27th, 2014 02:05PM
Car Make: 2014Car Model: Wagon
Horrible, HORRIBLE place. Poor quality work. I highly do not recommend these tinters to anyone looking for a good outcome on their car. They do third-rate work and will damage your car.
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Glass Tinting
Amount: $125.00
Posted by: perry kitt in Virginia, VA.Posted: May 25th, 2014 11:05PM
Car Make: LexusCar Model: ES350
Auto Shop: Qualitytire.com
I had recently used this tinting shop to tint my Lexus car. I find Quality Tire's service very good&reasonable. As this tinting helps us from various harmful rays of sun. Even it helps from discolour of our car furniture. Tinting helps a lot.
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Professional mobile tint service in Arkansas
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: James014 in Bentonville, AR.Posted: May 2nd, 2014 09:05AM
Car Make: AcuraCar Model: TSX
Auto Shop: NWA Mobile Tint
This mobile tint company in NorthWest Arkansas did such a great job on my car. It was so nice that they came to my home and did it in my garage, I never had to leave the house and I could continue working. It was so easy and they did such an awesome job. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.
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Window Tint
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: Hannah in Orange Park, FL.Posted: February 22nd, 2014 12:02PM
Auto Shop: Got Tint
I had come home for the weekend to buy a new car. Purchased car on Friday night called Saturday morning explained I needed to leave early Sunday morning to get back to my duty station. He was pretty booked for the day but would work me in. He had my car for about 5 hours but that wasn't his fault since I knew he was doing me a huge favor. Randy, the owner did an amazing job that exceeded my expectations. I paid for the best quality tint and received the highest quality service. I'd recommend Randy to anyone.
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car widow tint
Amount: $165.00
Posted by: steve brave in san angelo, TX.Posted: September 3rd, 2013 08:09PM
Auto Shop: american window tint & auto glass
This guys are good at what thet do.i had my truck tinted there and i love lt ..
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MyTint
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Insideout in columbia, TN.Posted: April 15th, 2013 09:04PM
Car Make: anyCar Model:
Auto Shop: INSIDEOUT
You'll love it... This guy does really great work, clean & just awesome!!!
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windows tint
Amount: $65.00
Posted by: nikkimiltown in Birmingham, AL.Posted: February 15th, 2013 09:02AM
Auto Shop: Artistic Solar Films
Have a Silverado removed one side tent..$10 and added tent to driver side $55. Two weeks later Nissan Versa hatchback... CXP 35%... totaled $215. Lifetime warranty and looks great!!
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car window tinting cost
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: john1944 in Orlando, FL.Posted: January 6th, 2013 05:01AM
Car Make: BMWCar Model: 528 i
Auto Shop: Choice Window Tinting
I checked around the Orlando area for the best value for car window tinting. The prices ranged from $100 to $300. I was not impressed by many tint shops that answered the phone. They acted like I was interuping them is they answered the phone at all. A friend of mine owns a Audi and recommended Choice Window Tinting as thats who the Audi dealer recommended to him. So I called and Troy gave me a couple different choices on film. Llumar metalized for $159 or Llumar ceramic for $300. I love my car and wanted the best, and I received the best tint job for my BMW. Customer for life.
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Awesome job, great people to work with
Amount: $225.00
Posted by: smitty in Battle creek, MI.Posted: January 1st, 2013 08:01AM
Auto Shop: A-1 auto glass & upholstery
I called to get prices on window tinting my 08 Chevy crew cab and was told about the different films available and how much they told me to drop the truck off the next day and it would be ready that afternoon. The film looked really nice and the customer service was awesome. I even have a life time warranty on the film and defects.
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Window Tinting - Detail Wiz
Amount: $234.00
Posted by: Jeremy Hollins in Dallas, TX.Posted: April 30th, 2012 09:04AM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Maxima
Auto Shop: Detail Wiz Window Tinting
Got my windows tinted with Detail Wiz. Mobile service came to my house. Installer was very polite and professional. Film Looks great on my car, couldn't ask for anything better. By the way, they have a good article on tint prices...http://detailwiz.com/window-tinting-prices
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very good Service and Installation!!!
Amount: $240.00
Posted by: Ronda Ponds in livermore, CA.Posted: June 16th, 2011 05:06PM
Car Make: chryslerCar Model: 300
Auto Shop: Mobile Bluemaxt Window Tinting
Had my car tinted by this guys, Great customer service; and i stayed in my home while they work on my tint because they come to you...so I highly recommend here is the # (925)339-1049
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Fantastic Window Tinting - Paradise Tinting
Amount: $195.00
Posted by: BKaai in Long Beach, CA.Posted: May 21st, 2011 08:05AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Prius
Auto Shop: Paradise Tinting
Fantastic, highly recommend ! Great customer service; they come to you and totally explain the different types of tint and state laws. Happy with the outcome on my car - Give them a call 562-235-2533 or find them on Yelp
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window tint
Amount: $199.95
Posted by: John Smith in fort wayne, IN.Posted: May 17th, 2011 11:05AM
Car Make: chevyCar Model: impalla
Auto Shop: Got Tint
Awesome job fast and best qualty of work i have ever got. I got 15% and I love it ... The new store on coliseum is way bigger and better than the old one . They have lots of car audio instock and accessory for your car or truck .
loved this place . Was not happy they could not give me a ride , but the wait was not too long so i guess it was ok .
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Matched factory tint on two front windows and strip on windshield
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: E.J. in Evansville, IN.Posted: March 24th, 2011 04:03PM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Xterra
Auto Shop: Mark Cole's Autoglass
Excellent job. Matched the back windows factory tint perfectly, affordable, and fast. It only took them about 30 minuets while i waited in their lounge. I enjoyed the experience and outcome so much that I made an appointment the same day to have them do a full wrap including a 10" strip on the windshield on my `99 Stratus for only 155.00
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all windows tinted, windshield too
Amount: $475.00
Posted by: michael123 in La Palma, CA.Posted: February 13th, 2011 01:02AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Sienna
Auto Shop: Classic Window Tinting
I got all around job tinted with 20% and an upgrade from the basic tint film which blocks 20% more heat versus the traditional. The basic would've cost $225, with the upgrade, it was $325. I also tinted the windshield with 50% ceramic which blocks out even more heat than the one on the other windows, $150. Price wise was decent for the area. Other places charges about $200 for my van for the basic tinting versus $225.
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Window Tint
Amount: $105.00
Posted by: Adam18 in Tifton, GA.Posted: January 19th, 2011 08:01AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: F-150
Auto Shop: Zach Charles Home
I Recently got my windows tinted he only has down to 5% Tint. He has been doing it for 8 Years now and is great. I strongly Recommend him.
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window tint
Amount: $159.95
Posted by: John Smith in fort wayne, IN.Posted: November 3rd, 2010 11:11AM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: impalla
Auto Shop: Got Tint
Best Tint shop ever ....... good work looked great .... price was fair and they were way better than the rest of the tint shops in town.. I even got a remote start with keyless installed there for 250 $ love it ....
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Window Tinting
Amount: $115.00
Posted by: Sant in Orlando, FL.Posted: November 2nd, 2010 04:11PM
Car Make: 2011 ChevyCar Model: Camaro
Auto Shop: Carl's Tropical Tint & Auto Detailing
Had my car tinted by this company, and the PRICE was RIGHT!!! Great service, great business. I'm recommending my friends to bring their cars here.
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a friend of mine
Amount: $45.73
Posted by: Coyne 94 in Kewanee, IL.Posted: October 18th, 2010 03:10PM
Car Make: 1999 PontiacCar Model: Grand Am GT 2dr coupe
Auto Shop: mexibilly's
Did a great job the 35% all around looks amazing not to mention that all I had to pay for was the tint. (Although I'm not going to just not give him anything so I snuck a $5 bill in his car with a not saying thanks for the tint!)
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Window Tinting
Amount: $179.00
Posted by: Mark 1963 in Humble, TX.Posted: October 11th, 2010 11:10AM
Car Make: 2010Car Model: Ford Taurus
Auto Shop: Paladin Tint & Accessories
Awesome job
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Window Tinting
Amount: $175.00
Posted by: Jermaine in Durham, NC.Posted: October 10th, 2010 05:10PM
Car Make: LexusCar Model: ES350
Auto Shop: Davenport Customs
I had my car tinted there, found them on google and checked around but decided to go with them.
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auto tint
Amount: $265.00
Posted by: Della Hunt in Keller, TX.Posted: October 1st, 2010 04:10AM
Car Make: JaguarCar Model: XJ8
Auto Shop: Sunray Customs
I love my windows tinted, I feel totally protected. Clean shop, great people. Got a lifetime warranty with some good specs. These people said, yes you can get a $100 tint job. You can also buy a car for $2000. What are you getting? Made sense to me. They've been in business for a long time, great reputation, I figured they knew what they were talking about.
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Window tinting
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: frankybones111 in holbrook, NY.Posted: September 25th, 2010 12:09AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Escape
Auto Shop: Tint Dr
The best tint job I ever recieved the best
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Window Tinting
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Liberty Parker in Houston, TX.Posted: August 7th, 2010 08:08AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Taurus SES
Auto Shop: My Garage
Spray Paint. Real Cheap, Real Fast & Real Good. 100% Window Tinting.
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window tint
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: big E in lansing, MI.Posted: July 15th, 2010 10:07PM
Car Make: chevroletCar Model: camaro
Auto Shop: JL audio
window's were just tinted today I like it but hope I don't draw to much attention in Michigan
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mobile window tint
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: Kaden jones in winter springs, fla, FL.Posted: July 5th, 2010 10:07AM
Car Make: mercedesCar Model: e350
Auto Shop: window tint a division of street scene
I have gone to these guys over 10 yrs, the main guy is one of the first tinters in fla. They are mobile and the film never goes bad. They know things like my computer needed covered during the process or water would ruin it. These guys know and lets face it, you get what you pay for.
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Orlando Window Tinting Specialists
Amount: $249.00
Posted by: Eric Franceeua in Orlando, FL.Posted: June 16th, 2010 09:06PM
Car Make: 2010Car Model: BMW
Auto Shop: M6
I used Orlando Window Tint Specialists in Casselberry for my window tinting. When I talked to them over the phone they said they had a couple of different films and the prices were all different. They suggested coming in to see all of the window films and choosing after learning more about them. I went with the best film they carry. The LLumar CTX window film. I chose this film because of the high heat rejection and lack of signal interference (i-phone, gps, epass etc.) It is a beautiful film and looks fabulous on my auto. keeping it legal with the 30% all the way around, classy and not too dark.
Take your cars where ever you want - I know the prices range and the film qualities/installer experience/shop quality all are reflected in the prices. I will be a customer for life @ Orlando Window Tint Specialists because they took great care of me and my car 407-628-8468
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Tinting windows
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: ReRe Smith in Huntsville, AL.Posted: May 21st, 2010 03:05AM
Car Make: 1996 ChevyCar Model: Camaro
Auto Shop: Do it ur self
I have been tinting windows for 5 years. Took me 6 mths to perfect the tinting, Do not buy the cheap stuff at Wally world. I use what the pro's use. But I'm a due it your self type of person. and I love saving money for other useful things like fishing and boating. I had my Camaro at 5% on side's, Back Glass was 1.5% front window was done @ 35%. i do it alone so it takes me approx 8 hours. I was recently pulled over, and was ticketed for to dark a tint. 150.00 ticket, so lets add this up?? 100.00 for tint 150.00 ticket 80.00 court cost. But Skin cancer runs in family, so ticket was dropped (I am allergic to UVB rays in my eyes.) So the officer was dumbfounded when the court cost was also dropped. I have sense painted my car yellow (was black) and my tint is now 20% side's, 5% back, 35% front. he will be harassing me if he pulled me over again, I want to be pulled over again, to show them Im a grown adult, and am a USA citizen and am In a free county.. RIGHT???
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nice job
Amount: $190.00
Posted by: Jhon Miller in Northridge, CA.Posted: May 2nd, 2010 09:05PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: camry
Auto Shop: Wes Cost Window Tint
fast,clean and friendly costumer service
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Window Tints
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: elrey623 in Lancaster, PA.Posted: April 23rd, 2010 07:04PM
Car Make: 2006 PontiacCar Model: Grand Prix
Auto Shop: Reveron's on King St.
They did a very good job tinting my windows. Can't complain about anything.
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window tint
Amount: $240.00
Posted by: Tint masters sucks! in Columbia, MO.Posted: April 9th, 2010 06:04PM
Car Make: pontiacCar Model: Grand Prix GT
Auto Shop: Tint Masters
I took my car to these people to have my windows tinted and they did a horrible job. I have bubbles and chips all over the place. Not only did they do a terrible job but they over-charged me as well. If that's not bad enough, they had my car from 8am until about 4:30pm. If you live in Columbia, MO please do not take your car here.
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