Posted By Vinyl Frog  On January 01, 2024

How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

Vehicle customization has reached new heights and almost every part of it can be upgraded. The new trend that people are flocking to get is window tints and it is easy to see why. Window tinting refers to the practice of applying a dark laminate sheet on the windows of your vehicle. Take note that these tints are not only for your ride but for your home and workplace as well. If you want to get them installed and do not know what the cost and benefits are, read on for a comprehensive guide on Car window tints.

The average cost of window tint is Between $100 To $900 to tint your whole vehicle.

Different Vehicles And The Cost Of Window Tints

The cost of applying window tints might vary for different vehicles. See the table below for an estimate.

How Much Does Window Tinting Cost
Type of
      Vehicle              
Cost of Tint on Windows and Rear WindshieldCost of Tint on the Sunroof
CoupeS190 - $550S60 - $160
SedanS190 - $550 S60 - $160 Panoramic Sunroof $120 - $300
SUV $260 - $715S60 - $160 Panoramic Sunroof $120 - $300
Truck Standard Cab: $160 - $450 Extended Cab: S190 - $550 Crew Cab: $210 - $600 S60 - $160 Panoramic Sunroof $120 - $300
Van$260 - $715 S60 - $160 Panoramic Sunroof $120 - $300
TeslaModel 5: $400 - $600 Model X and Y: $450 - $715 Model 3: $850+ $90 - $160 Panoramic Sunroof S200 - $300

Note: These are just approximate figures. The cost may differ depending on the factors mentioned above.

Window Tints At Vinyl Frog

At Vinyl Frog, we offer a range of premium quality Heat Rejecting Window Tint Films which are composed of nano-ceramic particles. These films are incredibly durable, scratch-resistant, and efficient heat reducers. They come in a variety of Visible Light Transmission (VLT) percentages which are discussed below.

20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

20% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

$59.00
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

35% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

$59.00
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

50% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

$59.00
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film
70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

70% VLT Heat Rejecting Window Tint Film

$47.20
  • 5% VLT: This is the darkest tint available at Vinyl Frog that only allows 5% of light to pass through. This film provides the most privacy and looks fashionable from the outside. It is important to note that this percentage might not abide by the laws in most states so make sure to check before you install it in your vehicle. The price for it starts from $59 for a 5ft x 3.28ft roll and goes up to $699 for a 5ft x 98.42ft roll with many more sizing options in between.
  • 20% VLT: This tint is used mainly for keeping the vehicle cool and protecting the interior. With only 20% of light being transmitted, this film is also pretty dark and gives your car a modern look. Other than that, it offers glare reduction and privacy, and is less prone to scratches. The price for this is between $59-$699 depending on the size you get.
  • 35% VLT: While this VLT percentage leans towards the darker side as well, it is legal in most states. You can have all the benefits of a tint without having to worry about causing trouble with the law. Depending on the size of the roll you buy, this will cost you anywhere between $59-$699.
  • 50% VLT: Most dark tints can make it hard to see your surroundings at night which makes for a dangerous experience. A 50% tint is ideal as it is safe, legal, and advantageous to you and your automobile. It will block out 50% of light leading to less glare, a cooler atmosphere in the vehicle and increased privacy. The cost is the same as the others from $59-$699.
  • 70% VLT: The lightest and most readily available tint is 70% which only blocks out 30% of light. The windows will only be darkened slightly so it is not ideal for privacy during the day. However, it does provide UV protection which increases the longevity of your car. You can find a film that fits your vehicle for $59-$699.

Benefits Of Window Tinting

You might be wondering if getting your windows tinted is a necessity and if not then why are so many people raving about it? The reason is that this modification provides numerous advantages to the vehicle owner. Here are a few of the benefits:

Ensures Privacy

The darkened windows allow for greater privacy as people cannot see into your car. This can reduce the likelihood of robbery as no one will be able to see the possessions in your vehicle. Moreover, if you are a woman who habitually travels alone, the increased privacy can help you feel at ease during long commutes.

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Enhances Safety

Safety is of utmost importance, especially on the road. No matter how good a driver you are, there is always a likelihood of being in an accident. The film also prevents glass shards from flying around in case of an impact. It binds the window if it shatters, minimizing the number of casualties that can take place. Moreover, due to glare reduction from the tint, you can see the road better leading to lesser chances of any mishaps.

Window Tint Percentages

Window Tint Percentages

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Protection Against Harmful Ultraviolet Rays

One of the obvious reasons for tinting is to protect your eyes and interior from harsh sunlight that can damage them. Constant exposure to sunlight can fade the upholstery and other accessories inside the vehicle’s cabin. Window tinting also reduces heat in the vehicle making the driving experience more comfortable and cooler.

Health Benefits

When the fuel prices are so high, who wouldn’t want a vehicle that gives more mileage while consuming less gas? In the sweltering summers, window tints reduce the heat inside the vehicle. You do not always feel the need to put on the air conditioner thus reducing fuel consumption. When the interior remains cooler, the air conditioner does not have to overwork and you do not have to pay for frequent repairs to the system.

How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

Fuel Efficiency

When the fuel prices are so high, who wouldn’t want a vehicle that gives more mileage while consuming less gas? In the sweltering summers, window tints reduce the heat inside the vehicle. You do not always feel the need to put on the air conditioner thus reducing fuel consumption. When the interior remains cooler, the air conditioner does not have to overwork and you do not have to pay for frequent repairs to the system. 

Factors That Determine The Cost Of Window Tints

The total cost of the window tinting process comes down to the following few determinants: 

  • Type of Tint: There are three main types of tints with ceramic coated being the most expensive and dyed tint being the cheapest option. Carbon tint is also an affordable choice. Your overall price of window tinting will increase or decrease based on the type of tint you choose.
  • Warranty: While warranties do not come at an extra cost, they do ensure that any liabilities are taken care of within the warranty period. They cover peeling, cracking, bubbling, or any other defects within the designated time period. Later down the line, this can save you a bucket load of money as you will not have to constantly replace the tint. Manufacturers that provide warranties are also more likely to be selling a high-quality product.
  • Quality of the Tint Film: The brand and material you opt for also have a major effect on the price point of your tint. As tempting as it may be, choosing a film based on how inexpensive it is can be harmful to your vehicle. While high-quality materials are expensive, they give you good value for money with their longevity and durability. Tints like ceramic and carbon last way longer than dyed tints. Therefore, you will save up on maintenance and frequent replacement.
  • Vehicle Model: The complete pricing takes into account the size and model of the car and how many windows it has. For cars, the cost is around $200-$500 for all windows. For trucks, the average amount is $200-$600. SUVs and vans cost around $250- $700 for a complete tint.
  • The Style, Shape and Size of the Windows: The body of the vehicle and how the glass has been installed play an important role in gauging the price of the tint. For example, the rear windshield of Tesla Model 3 is quite large. This increases the amount of time and material needed for the installation, and consequently the cost. It is easier to install tints on a flat window hence they cost a bit less. Some vehicles have curved windows that require more skill and equipment, hence they will be more expensive. In some vehicles, you have to remove the interior trim panels (doors, quarter panels and so on) to install the tint film. This also adds to the cost.
  • Professional Application: It is not recommended to apply tints yourself as it requires a lot of skill. Moreover, some states have strict laws about tinting that professionals are aware of so you will not get into any trouble either. For these services, you can expect to pay anywhere between $100-$900. Again, quality does not come cheap, but it is rewarding.

Types Of Windows Tints And Cost

There are different types of tints available and their cost also varies. Here’s a lowdown on each type and how much you will have to spend on it:  

Types of Window Tints

Types Of Window Tints

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Dyed Tint

As the name suggests, this window tinting film is made by adding a black or colored dye to the film material. It is the most readily available and cheapest option. It is also easier to apply, making it a popular option. The dye blocks out UV rays which decreases the amount of heat and light that enters the vehicle. The color of the dye can vary and can range from a slight tint to heavily tinted, depending on your preferences. Dyed tints are available in various sizes and shapes to fit different types of vehicles. Dyed tints cost from $100-$400 depending on the make and model of your car.

Ceramic Tint

This type of tint is considered a high-end option and is known for its clear and heat-rejecting effect. Ceramic tints also provide excellent UV protection and help to keep the interior of the car cool and comfortable. However, ceramic tints tend to be more expensive than other types of tints and may be more difficult to install. Ceramic tint is priced between the ranges of $350-$800.

How Much Does Window Tinting Cost?

Carbon Tint

This is made from a carbon-based film material. It is known for its non-reflective, matte finish and provides a sleek look to the car. Carbon tints are made to be resistant to fading, bubbling, and cracking, making them a durable option for car owners. Carbon tints are also available in various shades and can be easily installed to fit different types of vehicles. However, like other types of tints, the shade of the tint may vary depending on local laws and regulations. Carbon film costs around $180-$650.

Frequently Asked Questions

Final Words

Window tints are a great addition to your ride. They help maintain it by keeping your vehicle safe from harsh UV rays. Whether your reason for getting your windows darkened is for style or protection, you cannot go wrong with one. Vinyl Frog offers tints made up of the finest materials and has all VLT percentages available. Order from us and get $15 off your first purchase if you sign up on our website today!

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