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How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

low costTint Pickup Windows: $50-$500+average costTint Car Windows: $100-$600+high costTint SUV Windows: $200-$800+
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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.
  • 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 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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Window tinting hyundai elantra sedan
Amount: $360.00
Posted by: bianca cabrera in north bergen, NJ.Posted: January 15th, 2017 10:01AM
Auto Shop: PSF window tinting
West new york nj. Very professional,knowledgable.
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Window Tinting
Amount: $225.00
Posted by: Steve Right in Melbourne, FL.Posted: October 5th, 2015 05:10AM
Car Make: BMWCar Model: 325I
Auto Shop: Prestige Detail & Tint
I stopped by the tint shop to get a price, and was so blown away by the useful information (Angel) the tinter gave me. He was very knowledgeable and helped me pick the right tint for my car. Looks GREAT.
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best quality and service
Amount: $345.00
Posted by: Nathaniel Howard in Dublin, CA.Posted: May 17th, 2015 12:05AM
Auto Shop: bluemax window tint
They came to tinted my car windows while i was working at my office. They did perfect job!
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Window Tinting
Amount: $245.00
Posted by: Santana in Palm Bay, FL.Posted: April 19th, 2015 08:04AM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Colorado
Auto Shop: Coqui's Custom Auto
Was one of the most knowledgeable and professional people i had talked to about tinting before i even got my car done. He answered all my questions and helped me with things i never knew about tint. His Mobile service was one of the other things i liked. Weekend and at the convenience of my home.
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window tint an clear shield protector
Amount: $190.00
Posted by: Eric `aka` Earl in Denison, TX.Posted: March 2nd, 2015 01:03PM
Auto Shop: red river auto group denison texas
this guy much really know what he doing a great job
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Window Tinting
Amount: $179.00
Posted by: Mark 1234 in Humble, TX.Posted: February 26th, 2015 02:02PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: SS Camaro
Auto Shop: Paladin Tint & Accessories
These guys did an awesome job on my car.
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window tint
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: kala skye in Naples, FL.Posted: December 4th, 2014 07:12PM
Auto Shop: Windermere - Sustainable Car Care
Great job, my ram truck looks amazing.
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Window tint
Amount: $262.00
Posted by: OA3B in Hagerstown, MD.Posted: July 11th, 2014 03:07AM
Auto Shop: Dr. Tint
Called the Dr. that morning to see if they had an slot open for a tint job. They told me to bring it in around 2, made in after being held up in traffic (called to let him know I was held up in traffic). The tech went over the types of tint and the tint laws (thanks). By 2:15 I was out and by 3:15 my car was ready with a superb job done. Talk about customer service, these guys are on it!
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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:
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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Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Insideout in columbia, TN.Posted: April 15th, 2013 09:04PM
Car Make: anyCar Model:
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...
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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 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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