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<p>I have a new car that I want to have the windows tinted in order to help protect the leather seats as well as keep the car a little cooler when sitting in the sun.</p>
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<p>Since I have never considered having a car window tinted, what questions do I need to ask potential installers as I call them.  They all seem to offer 35% (street legal) tinting with scratch resistance and various shades.    Do any window tints interfere with cell phones or other devices in a car.  Will I be able to see clearly out the car both day and night when driving?</p>
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<p>Does it matter if I use a mobile service or should I take the vehicle into a shop?</p>
 

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<p>It doesn't interfere with anything!  It is the best thing I ever did for my car.  :)</p>
<p>...but....I went with a cheapie place and mine started to get bubbles in it after a few months.  I wish I had gotten a warranty.</p>
 

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<p>my truck has tinted windows..i think the back is a little darker than the sides which makes a tad bit harder to see out the back window at night.  but it's never interfered with my driving; sometimes i just look twice to make sure im clear. </p>
 

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<p>Keep in mind that different states have different rules so watch where you travel.</p>
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<p>Ask Antag how many tickets he has gotten for his wondow tinting on his truck...</p>
 

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<p>Go for the tinting!</p>
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<p>Most places do make the back a little darker based on state laws.   It doesnt interfere with electronic devices at all.  At night it does make the inside of your car darker but you get used to it quickly and you can see out the sides and back just fine.   Like CF said, you will develop a tendency to double check more in the dark.</p>
 

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<p>I've looked a lot of reviews on the internet as well as probably about 6 website's, and spoken to 2 of the companies.  I also called a dealer who sells the same model of car I bought and asked them for their recommendations.   Tomorrow I'll decide on which two companies to decide between and maybe pop in on them both Saturday to talk with them and see which one I'm more comfortable with.  I'm looking at probably having the windows tinted next Saturday so I don't rush into anything.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.oasiswindowtinting.com/" target="_blank">http://www.oasiswindowtinting.com/</a>  (this one gets really high reviews on kudzu.com)</p>
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<p><a href="http://taylorseliteautodetail.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">http://taylorseliteautodetail.com/default.aspx</a> (also gets good reviews, but hasn't responded to my email)</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.tintatlanta.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tintatlanta.com/</a>   (I was very comfortable talking with this one, but I cannot find any reviews or a BBB rating)</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.georgiawindowtinting.com/Automotive/tabid/1089/Default.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.georgiawindowtinting.com/Automotive/tabid/1089/Default.aspx</a>  (still verifying reviews and BBB rating)</p>
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<p>Prices are pretty much the same at all of them - between $225 to $300.00 depending which tint, etc. I go with.</p>
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<p>  I'll have to ask questions about this.  I do travel to several different states.  I'm somewhat surprised States can enforce tint laws on out of state vehicles that are just passing through.</p>
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<p>  When they citated Antag did they just make him pay the fine and keep going?</p>
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<p>Keep in mind that different states have different rules so watch where you travel.</p>
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<p>Ask Antag how many tickets he has gotten for his wondow tinting on his truck...</p>
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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>muzicgrl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69721/car-window-tinting#post_1938724"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Keep in mind that different states have different rules so watch where you travel.</p>
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<p>Ask Antag how many tickets he has gotten for his wondow tinting on his truck...</p>
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I didn't think another state would ticket you for having tinted windows unless you moved there and had registered the vehicle etc and left the tinting in.  I am pretty sure NJ has laws like that.. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GaReb770</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69721/car-window-tinting#post_1938730"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>  I'll have to ask questions about this.  I do travel to several different states.  I'm somewhat surprised States can enforce tint laws on out of state vehicles that are just passing through.</p>
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<p>  When they citated Antag did they just make him pay the fine and keep going?</p>
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<p>The tickets were given in CA. But its illegal here to dark tint your front windows...you get pulled over in CA you will get a ticket for it...I dont think they care where your car is registered. The last time the cop said (I was in the car) "do you know it is illegal to drive in CA with tinted front windows". Antag said no (he did in fact know it is illegal) and ended up talking his way out of the speeding ticket also. I don't think he has ever actually paid the fine for having tinted windows. ;)<br><br>
I guess it would depend on how big of a dick the cop was. The actual law doesn't appear to exempt out of state vehicles.</p>
 

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<p>Got the car done.  One of the items the installer(s) asked me if I wanted to do was put a clear film over the windshield.  Technically illegal but cops can't see it and the only time they have had an issue was when one of the former customers moved to Louisiana and the car had to go through a safety inspection check.  They caught it there.  Originally I told them okay but then backed out of it as my luck would be I would have the one cop in the State who was a former window tinter just happen to stop me for my lead foot and catch me for it.  But the car looks nice.  I'll let you know somewhere between 3 and 5 years from now if I like their work.</p>
 
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