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Do You Make These Simple Mistakes While Choosing 3M Car Tint?

Author: Amrit Mirpuri
by Amrit Mirpuri
Posted: Aug 10, 2016

3M is a pioneer in balancing social considerations while addressing environmental problems. The company has been developing solutions that aim at the betterment of life and uplifting the standards of living. Among the many products it manufactures, 3M has also contributed towards automotive films that enhance the safety and energy efficiency of cars.

3M car tints are multi-layer optical films that comprise of 200 layers of fine film. This film has a capacity to reject 60% of the heat entering through the windows. It blocks 97% of the sun’s heat that produces infrared light. Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible spectrum and infrared radiations. 3M designs spectrally selective films are designed to protect you from these radiations and keep you cool and comfortable.

However, the range of films 3M produces makes it difficult for people to choose the correct one for themselves. The idea is to understand what you need and then start the search. Here’s a look at some of the common mistakes people make while choosing 3M car tints:

Not knowing the type of film they need: 3M’s sun control films are generally transparent and allow the driver and passengers to see outside without any interference. This helps the driver to safely drive in traffic whether in the day or at night. 3M also offers metalized car tints that allow the passenger to see outside quite clearly though people outside may find it difficult to look inside the vehicle. This is a good choice for passengers who prefer privacy and security. However, legal regulations may limit places where metallic tints can be used and as such knowing what type of film you can use will help you make a better choice.

Compromising on cost: 3M offers the best-in-class features that add value to customer experience. The company offers lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on its services. Though customers may find the upfront cost prohibitive, it works out to be cheaper in the long run. It is smarter to pay for premium quality films once rather than getting them reinstalled every few months.

Not choosing the type of tint based on the local weather: 3M offers a range of car tint films from dyed and reflective metalized options to carbon-impregnated and multi-layer nanotechnology versions. Every film is designed for different environmental conditions. Some work best in places where the sun’s rays are not too harsh while some are suitable for areas where it is generally sunny. It makes sense to use tints that suit the environment. Opting for metalized tints in places where the winters are long does not make sense.

Confusing facts about GPS and mobile signals: It is a myth that car tints obstruct mobile communication or GPS navigation. 3M’s non-metalized films assure zero hindrance with cell phone signals. Only metalized films may cause a discrepancy in the signal strength at times. If you live in an area where mobile connectivity is not very good, it may make sense to not go with metalized films.

About the Author

Amrit Mirpuri was born in Manila, Philippines. He is presently the C.E.O. of L.A. Group of Companies based in the Philippines which consists of L.A. Car Accessories Store.

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