Spring is right around the corner and road trips are getting planned! Spring cleaning is more than just getting your home ready, it also means it's time to get your car ready for spring with these 8 steps.
Think of it as a checklist!
2. Check your tire pressure. Similarly, low tire pressure is never something to let sit. Whether your car’s tire pressure light has been flashing or not, it’s always smart to check your tires before you start on your springtime road trips. Many car mechanics or gas stations will do a free tire pressure check. But if not, the cost is extremely minimal.
3. Get your windows tinted. Before you head out on the road for that spring break trip, make sure your windows are tinted. Not only does it provide you with a great driving experience, it will reduce your risk of break-ins while on your trip. Additionally, tinted windows protect your skin and car furnishing from otherwise harmful UV rays.
4. Buy a remote car starter. It’s never too late to buy a remote car starter.Remote starts allow you to unlock your car and get the AC going, so you never have to stand out in the heat fumbling for keys. Some remote starters even come with GPS capabilities, which let you track your car in case of a break-in.
5. Clean your car. Wash it down on the outside, and vacuum it on the inside. Winter is a long season. So, debris tends to accumulate both outside and inside the car. Start the spring season fresh with a fresh feeling car. Call us for a list of recommended dealers
6. Spruce up the paint. If you have any scratches on your car, now is the time to fill them in. Some marks you can touch up yourself if you have the right tools. Otherwise, take your car in to your local mechanic for a full paint fix up. It’s best to have the paint fixed now while the snow is off the car, but before the pollen starts to settle. Do you have any small dents? We do paint-less dent removals at Premier Tint Pros.
7. Work out the kinks. Now is also a great time to finally get to all the small things in your car that need tending to. Things like: cracks in the mirrors, a broken radio, ripped up upholstery, etc.
8. Be sure the AC is working. The last thing you want is for the spring and summer heat to hit and your AC is broken. Things often have a way of breaking when they aren’t being used. After a long winter of only using the heat, check that your car’s air conditioning is working properly with no leaks or rumblings.
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Our vehicles are among our most prized and valuable possessions. The time we spend in our vehicles represents a significant portion of our days, so it makes sense that we want to make those hours as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Adding LLumar window films are a simple upgrade that has numerous benefits like making your ride more comfortable, more efficient, safer, and more stylish.
LLumar Window Tints offer style, Heat Rejection and so much more! The majority of vehicle modifications have to do with style, and nothing is sleeker than tinted windows. Darkened windows can be used to make your vehicle look more sporty, classy, or rugged, depending on what you value most. That being said, high-quality window tint like LLumar has more than just look to its value.
The same film that are used to improve the looks of your vehicle will also give you:
On hot and sunny days, our air conditioners can’t keep up with the relentless heat. Moreover, having our AC constantly on full blast will exhaust the unit and consume significant fuel. Window films block solar heat from entering your vehicle, ensuring that you stay cool and comfortable without having to rely on your maxed-out AC.
The best way to stop auto-crime is to remove the temptation. If criminals can’t see in your car to look for valuables, they will move on to an easier target. Window film is one of the strongest deterrents you can add to your vehicle to keep it safe. Not only will window film protect your vehicle and your valuables while you are away, but the tint will turn your car into a private, safe place during traffic.
Preventing GlareSolar glare is a major safety concern.
Even momentary blindness caused by reflected sun can lead to disaster. Glare is especially dangerous during low-light conditions, such as dawn and dusk (in other words, when we are driving to and from work). Automotive window film cuts out glare and lets you see clearly, reducing eye strain and keeping you safe.
Anyone who’s thought of upgrading their vehicle has probably thought of window tint, but most people are unaware of the variety of benefits that tint provides. In addition to looking BEAUTIFUL, LLumar window tint will protect the occupants of your vehicle from sun, deter thieves, and keep your eyes on the road. Quality tint will last for decades, and you will fall in love with your car all over again.
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Window Tint is the gift that keeps giving financially back!
When you give the gift of window tint for the holiday season you are giving your loved one a gift that will keep giving back financially. How so?
Window tint helps to reduce the amount of heating and cooling efforts lost through the windows on your vehicle. This means that gas costs can be lowered, although how much can range widely depending on a great number of factors from the types of film installed to the shade of the film.
Window tint can also help to decrease the risk of breakage, which would result in needing to replace the windows – which certainly doesn’t come cheap. In addition, there is a less risk of having your items stolen in your vehicle.
Window tint can help to prevent premature fading or discoloration of the interior of the vehicle. This increases the lifespan of your car, thus giving the vehicle owner a (significantly) better return on investment.
Now, how do you give the gift of window tint? There are two different ways. The first way is to simply purchase the window tint for your loved one. The other is to purchase a gift card to use towards the purchase of window film and professional installation as the recipient sees fit.
For most, the second is more appropriate, because it ensures that the recipient gets exactly what they want for their vehicle. They can choose to go a little more expensive and pitch in some of their own money or go less and get only what your gift card allows. The choice is up to them.
As for how much a gift card can be, that is also up to you. You can purchase a gift card at any amount to cover a portion or all of the window tint.
At Premier Tint Pros, we make gift card purchasing easy. You can pay online at www.PremierTintPros.comand buy an instant gift card that gets emailed to your recipient or you can have the gift card emailed to you to present at Christmas. In addition, you can also come into one of our two shops to purchase a gift card directly to you.
Your gift will be a gift that looks great and saves money year after year.
Call Premier Tint Pros with any questions at 630-488-0813 and we can give you a quote and answer any questions you have. We also have gift cards for paint protection installation as well.
Happy Holidays from Premier Tint Pros
It’s that time of year again, families gathering from near and far to indulge in one of America’s favorite traditions, Thanksgiving. This holiday is all about family, over-stuffing, football, bargain shoppers, and sharing what we are thankful for.
We’re thankful for our health, jobs, family, friends, shelter, safety, the list goes on. But this year I’m thankful for window film. Why? … I’m glad you asked.
Besides that it’s the business that employs me and the staff at Premier Tint Pros, there are several other reasons why I’m thankful for window film, and you should be too.
It helps protect your skin.
We all love a little sunshine? It literally brightens our days. But let’s face it, the sun’s UV rays can damage and age your skin. The anti-aging industry is predicted to grow to be nearly a 192 BILLION dollar industry by 2019. Couple that with the alarming statistic from the Skin Cancer Foundation, that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime and you can start understanding why someone might want to only come out at night or hide from the sun.
A lot of people think that the sun can’t damage their skin if they’re sitting behind glass. This is not necessarily true. Luckily Premier Tint Pros sells LLumar window film that has the technology to block more than 99% of harmful UV rays*. It’s why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program.
It not only helps cut down glare but also your vehicles gas bill.
There’s nothing worse than having the sun interrupt a morning drive where you are struggling to see and then you realize that you left your sunglasses on your kitchen counter. After all it was just snowing the night before. Okay, there are literally millions of things worse, but did you know there’s an alternatives to sunglasses and sun sunvisors to cut down the glare from the sun? Window film can not only block the glare, but it can help protect your vehicle from fading due to sun damage and can also help you save on gas bills by rejecting a lot of heat that comes from the sun’s rays.
It helps protect you from intruders, broken glass and hazardous weather.
Windows are one of the most fragile points of your vehicle. That’s why they’re one of the most common ways intruders get in. Window Tint can help slow intruders not only from breaking in but it makes it harder to see what is in your vehicle. The film also helps keep glass together, so in severe weather or road debris if something were to come through your window, you’ll be less likely to get injured from flying glass shards if the window breaks.
Those are just a few reasons why window film should make the “thankful for list”. It helps protect your skin, your interior, and makes your driving pleasurable and provides you safety.
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In the warm summer months, we slather on some sunblock, wear sunglasses, and big sun hats, and whatever else we can do to protect ourselves and our little ones from the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) Rays. When fall and winter come, we put the sunblock away and trade our sun hats for warm and fuzzy winter hats. Even when it is cold, UV Rays are still a concern. The rays can bounce off water, snow, sand, et cetera and go through glass including your car windows. That is why tinting your vehicle’s windows is very important, even when it is below freezing outside. Window tinting blocks ninety-nine percent of UV Rays, which is why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tinting to help prevent the many different types of skin cancer.
Along with blocking UV rays, window tinting retains heat in the very cold months of the year. Keeping most of the heat from the sun in the car also helps cut the usage of gas since you do not have to have the heat running on high. In the long run, this can help save you a few bucks at the gas pump.
With the many trips to grandma’s house, and errands for family dinners and shopping, keep your littles ones safer by having the windows of your car tinted.
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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness month, a time when parents, teachers and medical practitioners took a closer look at what they could do to protect children’s eye health and help prevent eye problems in their future.
Interestingly, it was also the same month as when most people take their last summer vacation trip before school starts. And that means more time in the cars! As August is here it now is the time where there is an increased focus on eye health which leads to more people becoming concerned about the dangers of UV radiation for their children’s eyes. This also raised the interest level in the benefits of window tinting as an eye protection safety measure.
Here’s what you need to know about window tint and its importance in protecting children and their vision.
How Window Tint Protects Children’s Eyes
The August emphasis on eye health drew attention to the fact that more than 12 million American children receive dangerously high levels of ultraviolet rays from the sun, specifically when they sit near windows. While the levels of radiation exposure are lower indoors than outdoors, the level of protection children get indoors also is lower. Many parents and teachers are not thinking about sun safety when their children are indoors, yet dangerous UV rays flow freely through normal window glass.
Children have a higher risk for vision damage because their ocular lenses cannot filter UV rays quite as effectively as adults, so the radiation is able to reach the retina and cause damage more easily. This increases a child’s risk of blurry vision and cataracts, accordingto The Vision Council.
Interestingly, children are more likely to spend time near windows while indoors, as they naturally seem to be drawn to sunlight. In turn, this increases the risk of UV radiation damage. In the car, where parents frequently wear sunglasses, children are often left without protection and are exposed to even more UV radiation.
This scenario can cause consternation for parents. The good news is, UV blocking window film can now block up to 99 percent of these damaging UV rays, without impacting visibility through the window. By installing window film such as LLumar Films, adults can give the children in their lives the eye protection they need. Remember, window tint comes in all percentages of lightness and darkness. Even the Airblue80 from LLumar (which is a clear film) has 99% UV protection.
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) also encourages homeowners to have professionally installed window film applied to all of a home’s windows to provide eye protection against invisible but dangerous UV rays.
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There’s no doubt that having tinted windows on your vehicle looks appealing. Most people are drawn to cars with tints because they tend to look more sleek and classy. Although, are there more benefits than appearance? Premier Tint Pros truly believes that adding window tint to your vehicle can provide many benefits for you and your family that are more than appearance.
Here are 5 benefits of tinting your vehicle
Have you ever gotten a driver’s tan? As in, a tan that noticeably darker on your left side of your upper-body from driving in your car. Having a driver’s tan is common for those who have long commutes to/from work, or drive for work. Not only can you get this tan while the window is down, but you can get the tan while the window is up.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays aren’t blocked by glass, but it is blocked by window tint. Although you typically won’t get sun burned while driving, there is still exposure to UV rays. This exposure can increase chances of sun damaged skin and skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation states that nearly 53% of all U.S. skin cancer cases occur on the left side of the body. The Skin Cancer Foundation believes this can be attributed to the UV rays that are received while driving.
Leather cracks, and your car isn’t immune to that. Over time, leather seats and upholstery can crack or even fade if you do not take proper precautions. Just as window tinting protects people from UV rays, it also protects the interior of the car. Blocking the UV light from effecting your interior will directly help the longevity of your upholstery from cracking and fading.
Reduce Heat & Glare
Window tinting acts similar to a shade for your house windows. When the shade exposed (tint on) it reduces the heat that is let into your house from sunlight. On the contrary, when you do not have tinted windows, your car is exposed to absorb heat from the sun. Adding film window tint to your car you can decrease the interior temperature even before you get in it during the hot, summer months.
In the summer months, the sun does not only create a heat control issue, but also a glare issue. The sun’s rays can be very distracting while driving and can cause accidents. The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation survey created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 16% of environment-related crashes are related to glares from the sun. That is roughly 8,700 crashes per year. Avoiding a glare on your windshield or front windows will allow you to focus more on the road and be more aware of your surroudnings.
How much heat control and glare control your window tint is providing depends on the grade of tint you receive. Higher end, Ceramic, tints will provide the greatest amount of heat control and glare reduction.
Safety and security
One of the best reasons for tinting your vehicle’s windows is for safety and security. Leaving your belongings in your vehicle unattended make most people nervous depending on the value of the belonging left. Often times it is seen that thieves target vehicles that they can see into so there are no surprises when they break in. Therefore, having darker windows through window tints, can help deter theft because people cannot see into your car as easily.
Not only can the window tint help deter theft, but the window tint can help protect you physically. Window tint is a piece of film that is one sheet per window. Since this tint is sealed to your tint in one sheet, it prevents shattering of glass during accidents. If an object hits your window or you are in a collision, the tint should hold up in one piece, as the glass on the other side of the tint may have cracked.
Privacy for passengers
Having window tints is similar to a two-way mirror. The person on the inside of the car can see out, but the person outside the car cannot see in. How much the person can see in to your car depends on the darkness of your tint you choose. If you choose a lighter tint at 20%, then it will be harder to see in, opposed to a 35% tint. Having window tints can give a peace of mind to your passengers as it gives them privacy from the outside.
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Flat Glass Window Tinting
Automotive window tinting is very popular, but it isn’t the only window tinting around. Flat glass architectural window tinting is very common in commercial space and growing in residential areas. There are many benefits for each that quickly outweigh the cost of installation. Below are the benefits of flat glass window tinting for both residential and commercial use.
Energy Savings. Having tinted windows on your house allows for a heat reduction in your home that is caused by the sun from UV rays. In summer months, the sun can be relentless and cause homes to increase in temperature, causing the air conditioning to run. Adding a window tint film can help control the temperature of your home and reduce those hot spots that are caused by sun rays that make the air conditioning turn on. Many times, people leave their shades closed during the summer to help prevent the hot spots caused by the windows allowing sun rays to penetrate the house. Although window shades can help, having tinted windows can allow for your home to function efficiently while being able to look out the window and enjoy the daylight.
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Depending on when your home was built, it could still have the original windows from the build. Original windows are not bad, but they may not be energy efficient. Typically, windows are changed due to inefficiency, deterioration or damage. While window tinting cannot help with deterioration or damage, it can help with efficiency without having to replace the whole window. Time and money are saved, in addition to adding value to your home.
Increased Safety. Adding a layer of film on the back of glass transforms the glass to become shatter-proof. Therefore, the glass can withstand storms and natural disaster such as earthquakes. Whether the tint is clear colored, the adhesive binds the glass together to prevent shattering.
Increased Tenant Satisfaction. If you are in the real estate industry and have properties that you lease out, then having flat glass window tints on your buildings windows can help increase tenants’ satisfaction and can help you increase cost the cost of rent. Tinting your building means that your tenants will experience less glare from the sun. It is common for the architecture of large commercial buildings have windows from the top to the bottom of the wall. In that case, having tinted windows will allow the architecture to still stand out, without having tenants complain about the glare that comes through the windows. Of course, using shades can have a similar impact, but do not look as sophisticated and is impractical for the windows towards the top of the wall. Plus, tinted windows increase the aesthetics and style of buildings which can help raise rent prices to next time there is space available.
Energy Efficient. Similarly, to residential homes, commercial buildings are proven to be more energy efficient with tinted windows. The window tints provide a protect from the UV rays that the sun projects. By blocking those rays, it prevents the building from heating up due to the intense summer sun. Often times with large commercial buildings, there are more windows and taller windows than residential homes. Therefore, the sun has a greater ability to impact the commercial space due to large amounts of windows. Adding window film can prevent windows creating hot spots that drive up energy bills.
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Provides Privacy to Clients. If your office space is used as a store front or to meet with clients, then having tinted windows is imperative. No matter if a customer is shopping for a new bed or meeting a lawyer about a court case, customers appreciate privacy. Tinted windows resemble two-way mirrors in which you can see out of the tints very well from the inside, but it is difficult to see through the tint from the outside.
Reduce Glare, Increase Comfortability. There is always that time of the day when the sun hits your window in the right spot and you can’t be in a certain area. And maybe that’s happened during one of your meetings with a client and you couldn’t look at their face anymore because the sun was glaring in from behind. Having window film applied to the building will help reduce glares as the film protects against UV rays. This will allow you to know every space is usable at all times of the day, instead of working around the glare. This will increase comfortability for you and your clients that visit, and increase productive work spaces.