We are moving to 1175 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL 32960 on May 6th, 2024

December 26, 2023

Is Installing Window Tint On My Car Worth It?


Exploring the world of automotive window tinting in sunny Florida with Solar Solutions offers a multitude of considerations, ranging from costs to legality and the often-overlooked benefits. In this guide, we delve deeper into the decision-making process, comparing the costs of DIY tinting and professional installation, and highlighting the warranty offered by Solar Solutions.

Cost Considerations

Determining the cost of automotive window film involves several factors, including film type, car size, and your chosen installer. While the allure of a DIY project may be tempting, the costs associated with professional installation (ranging from $100 to $800) can outweigh the potential savings.

DIY vs Professional Installation

Undertaking the tinting process on your own may seem like a cost-effective option initially. However, it’s crucial to factor in the expenses of purchasing high-quality film, application tools, and the potential for errors that could result in additional costs for fixes. DIY projects often demand a considerable time investment, testing your patience and precision.

On the other hand, professional installation by Solar Solutions not only ensures a flawless application but also saves you time and potential frustration. The expertise of our team minimizes the risk of errors and ensures a high-quality, long-lasting result. Consider the value of your time and the assurance of a job well done when weighing DIY against professional installation.

So our recommendation is unless you have the time and energy to go through trial and error, you should stick with hiring the pros. However, if you are determined, here’s a link to our step by step guide on installing window film on your car.

Legality: Navigating Florida’s Guidelines

In Florida, tinting regulations govern the darkness and reflectivity allowed on car windows. Solar Solutions is well-versed in the state’s guidelines, ensuring compliance while enhancing your vehicle’s aesthetics. We have a whole blog covering the legalities of tint, but here’s a long story short section.

For Sedans:

  • Front side windows must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Rear side windows must allow more than 15% of light in.
  • The rear window must allow more than 15% of light in.

For SUVs and Vans:

  • Front side windows must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Rear side windows must allow more than 6% of light in.
  • The rear window must allow more than 6% of light in.

Beyond Aesthetics: Unveiling the Hidden Benefits

Automotive window tinting offers more than just visual enhancements. It’s a wise investment with long-term benefits that contribute to your safety, comfort, and peace of mind.

UV Protection and Safety

Solar Solutions’ high-quality window film can block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, protecting both you and your vehicle’s interior. In the event of an impact, the film is designed to prevent glass from shattering, enhancing safety for you and your passengers.

Privacy and Security

Beyond UV protection, tinted windows provide an added layer of privacy and security. Solar Solutions’ expertise ensures that your tinted windows not only enhance your vehicle’s aesthetics but also make it challenging for passersby to peer into your vehicle, safeguarding your belongings.

Personal Testimony

It’s easy for us to mention the value behind window film because it’s our business, however, here’s some quick testimonials of some of our customers:

After purchasing 2 new vehicles my wife and I decided to get front windows tinted on both. They worked with me to schedule… And then reschedule when work took me out of town. Their customer service was awesome, the windows look great and we couldn’t be happier. We went to them because they did a great job on my prior SUV and based on this experience they will be who we go to next time as well. I couldn’t recommend them more.

Kerry Sutton

Brian at Solar Solutions far exceeds my expectations. I have gotten tint from 3 other places in Vero before on previous cars and went the “cheaper route” but Solar Solutions is worth every penny. The cut lines on the tint are so well done and smooth, unlike any of the previous places that have tinted my vehicles. They have a clean, organized shop. I called after a few hours to see where the status of my car was at and I was told it’s being moved around in different lighting so it can dry properly with certain amounts of light. Any other tint place calls you soon as their done and tells you to take it home, I’ve never heard of such a thing and it’s very clear Brian knows what he’s doing and it definitely shows. You have a forever customer.

Kyle B

Solar Solutions Warranty

One key advantage of choosing Solar Solutions is the peace of mind that comes with our warranty. We stand behind the quality of our installations, offering assurance that your investment is protected. Our warranty underscores our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.


Embarking on the journey of automotive window tinting in Florida with Solar Solutions involves a thoughtful blend of aesthetics, legal compliance, and cost considerations. Whether weighing the DIY route or opting for professional installation, let this comprehensive guide be your compass. Consider the value of your time, the assurance of a job well done, and the added benefits of UV protection, safety, privacy, and security. With Solar Solutions, not only do you achieve a visually enhanced ride, but you also gain the confidence that comes with a professional, warranty-backed installation.

Share This Article
Skip to content