Seattle Window Tinting & Installation FAQs

Get the facts about professional window tinting near Seattle and why you should choose Benchmark Auto Salon.

Frequently Asked Questions About XPEL Window Tint

Do you have questions about what XPEL window tint is, why we strongly recommend it for all vehicles or what the installation process is like? Below we’ve outlined the most common questions our Lynnwood shop gets.

If you have any additional questions or would like to book an appointment please call us at (425) 835-0917 or contact our office.

Will XPEL Window Tint reduce my visibility?

No. The revolutionary XPEL tinting technology allows you to get the highest performance without sacrificing your ability to see.

Does XPEL protect me from the sun?

It does! XPEL window 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.

Will XPEL Window Tint help my car stay cool?

Definitely. XPEL window Ttnt 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.

Will XPEL Window Tint reduce my cell reception?

No. Unlike the traditional tint technology, EXPEL Window Tint does not use metalized particles, meaning it does not interfere with radio, cellular or Bluetooth signals.

How long does it take to install XPEL Window Tint?

How long it takes to install your XPEL window tint is dependent on how many windows are being tinted and what kind of vehicle you own. A whole car tint can typically be completed in less than one business day. Tint-to-match or ‘two fronts’ can be completed in an hour.

(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.)

Do I need to make an appointment to get XPEL installed?

Yes. In order to be able to complete your installation in a timely manner, we require you to make an appointment.

How long will my XPEL window tint last?

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.

How much experience does Benchmark have installing window tint?

Our window tint specialist has 25-years of window tint experience.

Will the tint gap at the top of my window?

No. Benchmark installation 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.

What goes into apply XPEL window tint?

One of the biggest factors 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.

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I have tint already, but I don’t like it. Can I get XPEL window tint instead?

Yes. We offer tint removal.

How dark can my window tint be in Washington?

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.”



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