Can I Get My Car Washed After Having Windows Tinted?

If you’re interested in getting your windows tinted, you’re probably doing a lot of research as to what types of things should and should not be avoided after the process. After all, you wouldn’t want to ruin your tinted windows before you even get to enjoy them, would you? It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the information necessary to properly care for your car after getting tinted windows. 

One of the most common questions for people with newly tinted windows on their vehicles is, “Can I get my car washed after having my windows tinted?” It’s possible that because of the way tints are installed, because of the way they appear, or simply because of hearsay, you may think that a car wash too soon after getting tints installed will ruin your tinted windows and force you to redo the whole process.

Luckily, that is absolutely not the case. The answer to the question of whether you can get a car wash after having your windows tinted is a simple, and exciting, yes. But why is this possible?

The explanation is simple, really: tints are not placed on the outside of a car’s windows. A window tinting is performed by applying a certain kind of film to the windows of your car, but they are placed internally, allowing you to remain worry-free about their longevity because they won’t be exposed to as much wear and tear as if they were external. 

Because the tints for your vehicle’s windows are installed inside your car, it will not be damaged by wind, rain, or other outdoor debris, which is likely another concern for vehicle owners. Have no fear—your newly installed tints are completely safe, and if your car is dirty, you can go straight from installing your tints to the carwash.

What this means, however, is that you should absolutely avoid cleaning the interior of your car at all costs, for at least a week or two. If you must clean the interior of your car before the end of this time period, avoid wiping down or even touching your windows.

Vehicle owners are also advised to not lower their windows for this amount of time; in a situation where you’d need to lower your window, you should open your door instead. It may be less convenient, but it will allow your tints to escape this sensitive period unscathed. 
When you’re looking for high-quality tinted windows in Central Florida, you should look no further than Tint Solutions. We offer the best, most efficient and long-lasting tinted window services on the market, and we can help you achieve that perfect look for your vehicle.

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