Window Tinting

Window Tint Film Modesto

Automotive Window Film

In California’s Central Valley, scorching sun rays can push temperatures well into triple digits during the summer, creating sweltering conditions inside vehicles that are not only uncomfortable but also potentially harmful, causing overheating and breathing issues. The intense sun rays also amplify glare, impairing visibility and posing road safety hazards. Excessive glare and heat can significantly diminish the driving experience and even compromise safety. Reduce both heat and glare within your vehicle by adding window film.

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Window Tint Options Available:

XPEL Prime CS

Shield yourself from 99% of cancer-causing UV rays while enjoying the privacy you crave with PRIME CS™—the industry’s most color-stable window tint film.

Benefits & Features:
  • Reduces Glare
  • Keeps You Comfortable
  • UV Protection: SPF 500
  • Crystal Clear Signal
  • Looks Good

XPEL Prime XR

Featuring a nano-ceramic design, PRIME XR ensures long-lasting clarity and a pristine appearance over time. With an impressive 88% infrared heat rejection capability, PRIME XR delivers the high-performance you seek from premium automotive window tint, all while keeping costs in check.

Benefits & Features:
  • Ceramic Particle Technology
  • Superior Heat Rejection
  • UV Ray Protection: SPF 1,000
  • Greater Clarity
  • Crystal Clear Signal

XPEL Prime XR Plus

Boasting multi-layer nanoparticle technology, PRIME XR PLUS™ provides an impressive 98% infrared heat rejection, merging a stylish appearance with outstanding performance. Count on PRIME XR PLUS to ensure your comfort and protection in any weather conditions.

Benefits & Features:
  • Ceramic Particle Technology
  • Superior Heat Rejection
  • UV Ray Protection: SPF 1,000
  • Greater Clarity
  • Crystal Clear Signal

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Main Reasons People Tint Their Car Windows

Window tinting serves as a versatile solution to a multitude of issues, starting with the reduction of glare emanating from the sun’s blinding rays. Notably, window film offers an effective shield against the sun’s harmful rays, which are linked to skin cancer, providing an extra layer of protection. Moreover, the film’s glare-reducing capabilities extend to alleviating the annoyance and distraction caused by the headlights of other vehicles, particularly beneficial during night driving. This benefit becomes even more apparent for those traversing snowy terrains, as tinted windows counteract the sun’s reflection on ice and snow, enhancing overall visibility. By opting for window film, the need for costly polarized sunglasses specifically designed for driving diminishes, sparing your eyes from undue fatigue. Unlike polarized lenses that may impede night driving due to their dimming effect, window film maintains optimal visibility without compromising safety. With reduced eye strain and the absence of obtrusive glares, the path to safer driving becomes clearer. The advantages of window tinting, however, transcend glare control; they encompass effective heat filtration as well. When selecting window tint, be sure to opt for the finest thermal heat protection available, effectively minimizing the intrusion of solar heat through your windows.

XPEL Automotive Window Film

Benefits of Window Film

Car window tint serves as a fantastic addition to your vehicle, offering both a stylish aesthetic and valuable practical benefits. The harsh sun’s ultraviolet rays can lead to excessive heat, glare, premature interior aging, and fading. Window tint provides a protective layer that enhances security by obstructing prying eyes from peering into your vehicle. XPEL Automotive window film not only safeguards your vehicle’s interior, your skin, and your possessions but also enhances its visual appeal.

We exclusively use XPEL Prime films due to their comprehensive warranties. Our offerings include XPEL Prime Color Stable (CS), XR, and XR Plus. In addition to temperature control, window film enhances safety by reinforcing the glass. When applied, it significantly toughens tempered glass, making it more resistant to breakage. In the unfortunate event of an attempt to break a window, the glass fragments adhere to the film, reducing the risk of shattering and minimizing potential damage during accidents or window break-ins.

Before & After Film Install

Understanding California’s Window Tinting Regulations

You might be curious about the legal limits for tinting your car’s windows in California. Here are the key regulations:

Windshield: The top four inches of the windshield can be covered with non-reflective tint.

Front Side Windows: These windows must allow at least 70% of light to pass through.

Rear Window and Back Side Windows: There are no specific restrictions on darkness for these windows; you have more flexibility in tinting them to your preference.

Selecting a Shade

Shade Options

Selecting the shade of film for your vehicle is an essential step. It gives your car its overall look and new appearance when the job is complete. Our automotive window film installers will be happy to help you select the best shade of film for your vehicle and your needs. They consider the exterior color of your vehicle’s paint, along with the interior of your upholstery, to achieve that overall look.

Shade 5%

Also named Limo tint. This is the recommended shade for optimum privacy; however, nighttime driving can present an issue when backing up your vehicle down a darkened street or alleyway. Visibility viewing out your back window can be impaired because of the dark tint (Less light transmission), so it is recommended you use your vehicle side minors and caution when backing up.

Shade 15%

Medium shade. This shade gives your car more of an elegant look. It is a solid tinted look. This shade allows spectators to view inside your vehicle but gives your car an overall classy look.

Shade 20%

Medium shade. This is also a shade that gives your car more of an elegant look. It has a solid tinted look. This shade allows spectators to view inside your vehicle but gives your car an overall classy look.

Shade 30%

Light Shade. Choosing this shade on the rear half of your vehicle will give your windows an accented look, a more professional look. Although this shade is not legal for the front windows in many states, it is the most popular shade chosen for the driver and passenger windows.

Shade 35%

Light Shade. This shade on the rear half of your vehicle will also give your windows an accented look, a more professional look. Although this shade is also not legal for the front roll-up windows in many states. However, it is one of the most popular shades chosen for the driver and passenger windows.

Shade 50%

Very Light shade. This shade is most popular for people who do not wish to view shaded glass on their windows but require tinted film for the U.V protection.

Shade 70%

Ultra Light Film Shade. Each State has its own laws as regards what shade of window film is legally allowed for the driver and passenger windows. Conduct a search on Google for your local Highway Patrol website for recommended shade. Your local tint shop should also be knowledgeable on what film shade is legally allowed for your vehicle front windows in your particular state.

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