Best Window Tints: Block the Sun & Make Your Car More Stylish

You take great care of your car’s engine, but have you ever shown your windows the love they deserve? Caring for your car’s windows should also be your priority, not an afterthought. A damaged car window is a recipe for disaster. If you fail to do something about the problem quickly, your car interiors may suffer damage.
Many auto paint protection companies in Santa Rosa recommend installing window tint to keep the windshield in good condition for the long haul. Tinted windows do not just make a car look more stylish, but also provide the following long-lasting benefits.
Keep Upholstery From Fading
Window tints are designed to block up to 99 percent of harmful UV rays that can fade upholstery and discolor vinyl and leather.
A high-quality window tint will create a protective barrier between your glass, front and back seats, dashboard, and other interior areas and sun’s rays, helping prevent them from warping and cracking. It will also block windshield glare, thereby helping reduce eye strain.
Better Privacy and Security
Your window film will hide items inside your vehicle from prying eyes. After parking your car, you can relax knowing that people cannot see the items inside your car.
Keep Your Car Cooler
Did you know that automotive window films can block anywhere from 35-65 percent of the solar heat that builds up inside a vehicle? Less heat gain means you no longer have to struggle to find the right air conditioning level for your passengers.
Plus, when your car interior is cool, you are less likely to crank up the air conditioner and will save more on fuel costs.
Block Harmful UV Rays
In many cases, skin cancer is a result of exposure to the harmful UV rays in sunlight. Exposure to UV rays can also accelerate skin aging. Prolonged exposure to these harmful rays can result in skin darkening and skin burns.
Quality window tints block more than 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping drivers and passengers avoid these skin problems.
Offer Superior Glass Protection
Most window tint films have an adhesive layer. This layer may prevent the glass from shattering in the event of a frontal collision, helping protect the driver and passengers from flying glass shards.
At A Shade Darker, we are committed to delivering value to our customers. We offer these three different XPEL PRIME window films.

  • Lends a stylish lift to cars. Offers 99.99 percent UV protection


  • Your car deserves the best. The XPEL PRIME XR combines performance and style. The ceramic film has an infrared heat rejection of 88 percent.


  • Utilizes ceramic particles to create a heat barrier. Designed to block up to 98 percent of IR heat.

A Shade Darker is an authorized XPEL installer in Santa Rosa. Our installation experts know a thing or two about paint protection films. Irrespective of the type of car you own, we will come up with a plan to maintain its natural shine for years to come. To schedule an appointment for auto window tinting and paint protection services, call us at 707-546-2827.