Window tinting is so common these days, it seems to be the norm not the exception anymore. Luxury cars came standard with tinting but now it’s found on every make and model. Window tint installation companies are in demand. They are needed for vehicles with no current tinting, changes to existing tinting, either darkening or lightening, or to repair damage to an existing job. Making sure you find the right installer is just as important as finding the right mechanic. You don’t want to pay someone else to fix something you just paid for. Get a recommendation Ask your friends. Ask you mechanic. Ask your dealer. Ask around. Listen to people’s experiences. Use Facebook to ask an entire community of people! There are many great consumer-driven apps, using reviews from people just like you. Find out how well the installer did the first time around. Figure out their customer satisfaction policy, how quickly and easily they fix mistakes. Know if they are easy to reach for questions, quotes and schedules. When you call to set up either the quote or appointment, let them know who referred you and why. This encourages them to perform to those expectations. It’s also a pat on the back for them. Experience Experience is one of the best advocates an installer can have. Knowing how to install tint and knowing how to fix tint can be slightly different. You want someone who has experiences with the little things that go wrong, someone who has worked through enough variances that they aren’t challenges. You want someone who can direct you through choosing the right shade. There is a variety of shades and colors. You want someone who is able to match you up with your needs not just sell something they have in stock. There are some legal restrictions to tinting you need to be aware of as well. Warranty Warranties can be a controversial matter for a lot of consumers. Some never leave without them; others refuse to invest money into them. Most window films come with a warranty. Make sure you find an installer whose warranty covers material and installation. The tint needs to be within the legal allowance of tinting. If it is not, the warranty is null and void. File your receipt and the warranty with your other mechanical paperwork for you vehicle. Pass the information along if you ever sell the vehicle. Location Visit the shop before you commit. Spending time watching will give you quite a bit of information you might not have thought about. Notice how much time the installers give to customers asking questions. Notice the cleanliness of the shop. Your windows need to be immaculate to be able to place the film to. You don’t want dust getting between the film and the windows. Window tinting is a science. It needs to be perfect and not rushed. A sloppy job can leave bubbles, cracks and pull away from the edges of the window. Take your time finding a qualified installer, check the companies GMB listing and look for reviews.