How much does window tinting cost?

The cost to get your car windows tinted will be between $195 to $895 depending on factors such as the type of window tint, the type of vehicle, the size of your windows, their location and the complexity of the installation. Oversized or commercial vehicles may cost more than a standard sized passenger vehicle as they are larger and require more material and time to tint.

This detailed guide will help you unravel the complexities around the cost of window tinting, the influential factors, and the various types of window tints available. Additionally, we’ll delve into the benefits of window tinting and how it can make a positive impact on your privacy, comfort, and energy efficiency.

Factors Influencing the Cost of Window Tinting

Type of Window Tinting

There are different types of window tints, each with its unique materials and technologies, leading to varying price points.

  1. Invisible Tint: Our exclusive invisible tint range is a clear 70% VLT (Visible Light Transmission) ceramic film capable of stopping up to 96% of IR heat and 99% of UV rays.
  2. Carbon Tint: An entry-level carbon film, balancing cost and performance with good heat rejection and no signal interference.
  3. Ceramic Tint: Our high-end ceramic tint provides superior clarity, heat and UV rejection properties, leading to a more expensive price tag.
  4. Coloured Tint: Our exclusive coloured window tint range is available for those customers that really want to make a statement. Perfect for much-loved hot rods and custom cars

Window Size

The size of the windows being tinted directly affects the amount of material needed, thereby impacting the overall cost. Larger windows will require more tinting film and longer installation time.

Window Location

Installation difficulty can fluctuate based on the window’s location. High, hard-to-reach windows or those with complex shapes can add to the cost due to increased labour and time required.

Complexity of Installation

The intricacies involved in window tinting also contribute to the cost. Complexities could include old window film removal, surface preparation, or the window’s curvature for vehicle tints.

Prices for Different Types of Window Tinting

While understanding the cost factors is crucial, let’s delve into the specific prices of the different types of window tinting, offering a comprehensive overview to inform your decision.

Invisible Tint

Price: $295 – $895

Our Invisible Window Tint range is a premium, transparent solution for those seeking substantial heat and UV ray protection without compromising on natural light. With a high Visible Light Transmission (VLT) of 70%, it allows ample light to pass through, while its ceramic components are proficient in blocking up to 96% of Infrared (IR) heat and 99% of UV rays. This leading-edge invisible tint offers unparalleled protection, ensuring your comfort and safeguarding your interiors from potential UV damage.

Carbon Tint

Price: $165 – $495

Carbon window tint provides the dark aesthetic of traditional tints without the metallic elements that can interfere with electronic devices. Offering a balance between cost and performance, it’s a popular choice for vehicle tinting.

Opting for carbon window tinting provides a brilliant solution for those seeking both cost-effectiveness and high-quality performance. Its proficient heat and UV protective capabilities are demonstrated by blocking up to 50% of infrared heat, making those sizzling summer days much more bearable within your vehicle. In addition, the carbon tint’s stylish dark hue adds an elegant and sleek appeal to your car. All these benefits come at a more pocket-friendly price compared to the ceramic window tinting, making it a stellar choice for budget-conscious, style-savvy customers.

Carbon window tinting on a Jeep

Ceramic Tint

Price: $220 – $895

Ceramic window tint uses a highly durable and non-conductive ceramic particle, providing superior heat rejection and UV protection. Ceramic window tinting stands out for its exceptional protective properties, outperforming carbon films by a considerable margin. Its superior performance is demonstrated by its ability to block as much as 96% of infrared heat, significantly reducing the scorching sensation on sunny days, a feat only half-achieved by carbon films. Furthermore, ceramic tints excel in safeguarding you from 99.9% of harmful UV rays, ensuring better visibility and, importantly, not causing any disruption to mobile or radio signals, unlike some of its counterparts.

Coloured Window Tint

Price: $330 – $895

For car enthusiasts seeking to make a bold style statement, our exclusive Coloured Window Tint range is the ultimate choice. This unique tint adds a vibrant touch to any vehicle, but it truly shines when applied to treasured hot rods and custom cars, enhancing their character and aesthetic appeal while simultaneously offering the functional benefits of window tinting. Make your vehicle a head-turner with our coloured window tints.

Removal of old window tint

Beyond just the application of new tint, we also offer additional services tailored to meet a variety of customer needs. One such service is the careful removal of old, worn-out window tint, ensuring the glass is pristine and ready for a fresh application.

The Benefits of Window Tinting

Apart from cost considerations, the numerous benefits of window tinting can justify the investment.

  1. Increased Privacy: Tinted windows provide an additional layer of privacy, limiting outside visibility.
  2. Reduced Heat Gain: Window tints, especially ceramic and carbon, effectively block heat, helping maintain a more comfortable interior temperature.
  3. Reduced Glare: Window tints can reduce the amount of glare from the sun, offering more comfortable visibility for drivers and building occupants.
  4. Improved Fuel Efficiency: By reducing heat gain in vehicles, window tints can improve fuel efficiency as less air conditioning is needed. This is particular useful in electric vehicles like Tesla and BYD Atto.

Professional Installation vs DIY

Entrusting your window tinting project to a professional like EverClear Window Tinting, instead of opting for a DIY route, carries a wealth of benefits. First and foremost, professionals have the training, experience, and specialised tools to ensure a precise, bubble-free application, which is difficult to achieve without expertise. They are well-versed in local regulations regarding window tinting, helping you avoid unintentional non-compliance issues. Professionals also have access to high-quality, durable films that may not be readily available in DIY kits. In addition, many professional services come with warranties, offering long-term assurance of your investment.

Furthermore, any challenges or unexpected issues that arise during the tinting process can be swiftly managed by a professional, thereby saving you time and potential rework. In essence, choosing a professional service guarantees you a superior finish, compliance, and peace of mind.