Frequently Asked Questions About XPEL Window Tint
Do you have questions about what XPEL window tint is? Are you wondering why we strongly recommend it for all vehicles? Or do you want to know what the installation process is like?
We've outlined below the most common questions our Lynnwood shop receives. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office.
Unlike traditional dyed films, nano-ceramic tint is coated with microscopic nano-ceramic particles. The particles are so small they are invisible to the naked eye, while still offering UV ray protection.
No. The revolutionary XPEL tinting technology allows you to get the highest performance without sacrificing your ability to see.
It does! XPEL car tint offers up to 1,000 SPF protection. Plus, it blocks 99% of the harmful ultraviolet rays that can lead to skin damage, such as premature aging and cancer. In fact, XPEL’s nano-ceramic tint is recommended by the the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Definitely. We use highly rated XPEL Prime XR ceramic window tint film which has excellent heat rejection properties. XPEL window tint helps to reduce your car's internal temp by blocking the solar heat radiation. This improves your car's AC performance, keeping your interior cool and improving overall fuel efficiency.
No. Unlike traditional tint technology, XPEL Window Tint does not use metalized particles. Metalized particles are what interfere with radio, cellular or Bluetooth signals.
How long it takes to install your XPEL window tint depends on how many windows are being tinted and what kind of vehicle you own.
A full car tint can typically be completed in less than one business day. Tint-to-match or ‘two fronts' can be completed in 2–3 hours. We do offer free loaner cars to help make getting around easier while your car is at our shop.
It's common for the back windows on SUVs and pickup trucks to be sold with the back windows tinted. Tint-to-match refers to getting XPEL window tint applied to match windows that have already been tinted.
Yes. To complete your installation in a timely manner, we require you to make an appointment. Don't forget to request one of our free loaner cars to make transportation easier during your appointment time.
XPEL window tint comes with a transferable lifetime warranty that covers the material and the labor. The warranty covers issues with bubbling and color stability, ensuring your tint maintains a smooth finish and never turns purple.
Our window tint specialist has 25-years of window tint experience.
No. Benchmark tint technicians are skilled at installing XPEL window tint, ensuring there will be no gap between the end of the tint and the top of your window. We file/shave all top edges of the tint by hand, to ensure that the tint is perfectly flush with the edge of the window.
One of the biggest factors in successfully installing any window tint is clean glass. This is why our installation technicians spend a significant amount of time prepping your glass so the surface is pristine before the tint is applied.
Yes. We offer tint removal. Contact us for an estimate.
XPEL’s nano-ceramic window film offers color stability like never before, helping to keep your windows looking as pristine as the day they were installed.
The darkness of tint is measured by the percentage of visible light allowed through the window. This percentage is referred to as your Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). The more light your tint allows through, the higher your VLT%.
The Washington State Patrol states that "The maximum level of sunscreening material to be applied to any window, except the windshield, shall have a total reflectance of 35% or less, and a light transmittance of 24% or more for sedans and small cars. While SUV's and trucks must maintain 24% VLT or higher on the two front door windows, while the back glass can be tinted as dark as you'd like."
Get Your Windows Tinted With Our Professional Team
We use cutting-edge technology that helps control your car's temperatures without reducing driver and passenger visibility.
Our Experience Makes a Difference
Using the best film is only part of the equation. The quality of our installs is what sets us apart from most of our competitors.
No matter the vehicle, we guarantee you will be 100% satisfied with our work.