Choosing a Good Auto Window Tint Shop

Written by Harrison Hung

Most metropolitan areas have an abundance of tint shop choices. Inrepparttar San Francisco, CA area alone, there are 30 different tint shops within a 30 mile radius. How does a discerning consumer chooserepparttar 102794 tint shop that does quality work? What isrepparttar 102795 difference between a "Dr. Tint" and a "Quality Window Tinting"?

We at Window Tinting Guides suggest that you do a little research. First, compile a list of 5 potential tint shops that are likely to do good work. Ask your friends an co-workers who have tinted their cars which tint shops they chose, look inrepparttar 102796 Yellow Pages and mark downrepparttar 102797 tint shops with large professional advertisements, or come to and get price quotes from a local tint shops.

Once you have this list in-hand, its time to interview each dealer:

  1. How long have you been in business at this location? Do you have other shops inrepparttar 102798 area?

    Good tint shops prosper despite local competition by offering good service at reasonable prices. We suggest that you find a tint shopthat has been in business for 5 or more years atrepparttar 102799 same location. This shows a stable business that will be there years downrepparttar 102800 road if somehowrepparttar 102801 tint goes bad.

    Often times, successful tint shops open car tinting branches in neighboring cities. Althoughrepparttar 102802 installers ofrepparttar 102803 branches may not berepparttar 102804 master tinter ofrepparttar 102805 bunch, since opening new shops means training new employees; however, branches are a sure sign of a successful tinting business.

  2. What types of films do you carry? What warranty do you offer on your work?

    Quality tint shops carry complete lines of window film from one or multiple window filmmanufacturers. They should carry dyed, hybrid, and metallic window films in a variety of colors and darknesses. Beware of tint shops that only carry one or two lines of film, and sells them aggressively. They may have acquired this film on sale, and may not be thinking of your unique requirements and concerns.

    The warranty onrepparttar 102806 car tint varies depending onrepparttar 102807 window film you choose. TintCenter recommends that you install only window film backed with a lifetime warranty for materials and labor. Most films don't guarantee color and fading, it is recommended that you also choose one that does.

    Forrepparttar 102808 warranty to take effect, remember to get only legal window tint for your car. Illegal tint can nullify any manufacturer's warranty. When you purchase your tint, be sure sure you get a manufacturer's warranty card fromrepparttar 102809 dealer withrepparttar 102810 date,repparttar 102811 window film used on each window, andrepparttar 102812 total cost of installation as well asrepparttar 102813 receipt.

Getting the most from a Test Drive

Written by Jason Hulott

So,repparttar car looks great, you can picture yourself in it .. and now,repparttar 102793 most important part - it is time for a test drive.

Don’t dismissrepparttar 102794 test drive as just part ofrepparttar 102795 sales process, taking a test drive isrepparttar 102796 most important part of buying a car. Yet so many people dismiss it as formality!

And if you don’t believe me, I (embarrassingly!) write from experience! The car that I’d lusted over, that ‘dream’ car that I’d so avidly researched, I sat in it inrepparttar 102797 car dealers, fell in love and signed up onrepparttar 102798 dotted line (without taking a test drive – I didn’t feel I needed to)!

Sadly, my ‘dream’ car, that I used for a 60 mile round trip twice a day forrepparttar 102799 next three years had a blind spot! The day I part exchanged that car, I test drove every possible replacement for my ‘dream-turned-nightmare’ car!

So, how do you getrepparttar 102800 most from your test drive?

First of, if you are refused a drive, don’t buyrepparttar 102801 car. Do you want to be stuck with a car that you are not comfortable in; one whererepparttar 102802 seat is too low and gives you backache? One that has a blind spot?!

The ideal road test should ideally be at least five miles to give you a chance to experience different speeds and road types and forrepparttar 102803 mechanics to warm up properly.

What to check When test driving from a car dealership, most do have their own insurance – but do double check!

If buying privately, check on your own policy that you are insured and check thatrepparttar 102804 car you are looking to buy has an MOT and up-to-date road tax.

Checkrepparttar 102805 condition ofrepparttar 102806 car – look for any dinks, dents, scratches. Look atrepparttar 102807 condition ofrepparttar 102808 tyres and look underrepparttar 102809 bonnet. (It is always best - wherever you are buying a car from – to have someone who knows a bit about them to come with you and give you a second opinion).

First of all, watchrepparttar 102810 current owner driverepparttar 102811 car – this will give you a feel for howrepparttar 102812 car is treated. For example, someone who ‘rides’repparttar 102813 clutch means that if you do buyrepparttar 102814 car, you may have to fork out for a new clutch soon.

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