Now that you have decided to have your windows/ car windows tinted, which company would you entrust your property? Most areas, local or otherwise, have an abundance of tint shop stores. It is important to have a clear idea and qualifications that will be needed to pass before you choose a specific store. Looking for the perfect company to entrust your vehicle can be overwhelming and intimidating, given the myriad of tinting companies to choose from. But with research and additional information, you will identify the things and qualities you should look for a tint company.
Researching and doing a little bit of background check on the stores would really be helpful to know if the company of your choice will be able to fulfil their promise and perform really well.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to know whether the tinting company you’ve been considering is worth it:
Company Profile and Branding
Of course, you should start your search by narrowing your options with the credible companies, or those who already have a name in the industry. It’s not about following a bandwagon: they are known for doing something good and pleasing their customers.
In business terms, a business gets credible after at least five years since opening, at the same location. This shows stability, despite many problems they have encountered throughout the years. Remember that if they did nothing but provide top quality service and products to their customers, they will remain in business for a good number of years.
Moreover, successful tint shops decide to expand and additional branches in neighbouring cities. This says business is booming, meaning more and more people choose their company over others, allowing them to maintain other branches and expand.
Reasonable price range
Despite being known in the field, the tint installer you should choose should offer a reasonable price list for their services. Their name should never be a justification of their high price. To get to know the best deals, get price quotes and ranges, and compare it with a few other shops. Does the difference in quality and service make up for the additional cost? Some companies may price their services a little bit higher given various factors: they can be the longest in the business, they have better equipment and they throw in a few more freebies than the others. Others, on the other hand, may price their services at a much lower price as a form of marketing strategy.
Pricing may also vary from the quality of films they offer to install. Of course, if they sell or apply higher quality tints, chances are the price of the installation is higher compared to others. It is very important that you have some idea how companies derive their prices so you can have a basis how much is reasonable to pay.
Qualified and well-trained staff
There are a lot of Window Tinting companies starting up after having undergone 1 or 2 day ‘training courses’. Unfortunately, their inadequate training and minimal tinting experience doesn’t prepare them for the specific technicalities and complexities of tinting numerous vehicle types.
Go for the ones that have undergone in-house, extensive training covering all installation techniques, customer care and quality control standards. It will be best to opt for those who conduct continuous training for their installers that will ensure up to date knowledge and understanding of the craft.
Great customer service
Take note: good dealers pay close attention to their customer service. The tint shop’s customer desk should always be accommodating and willing to spend a good amount of time to talk and explain matters to you.
Remember, if they don’t spend time with you now, they might not spend time with you when something goes wrong with your tint job down the road.
A great window tinting company is not only there just to close the deal and sale. They will be available any time for your concerns, questions and clarifications regarding the installation of tints. Their contact lines and numbers should always be accessible. Their replies and responses should be prompt and most importantly, they should always treat you as a valued customer no matter how long you have availed their services.
When a company is willing to offer a lifetime warranty, it usually means two things: First, they trust that their product is of top quality, and that it is tested not to be ruined in years and secondly, their customer service is great. They will not run away with your money in unlikely circumstances that there are repairs needed.
It’s a good sign when a company guarantee their customers the best possible service and those who maintain good communication even after installation. For your peace of mind, if there is ever a problem with the film, a reputable tint shop should immediately replace the damages with no questions asked.
When you purchase your tint, be sure you get a manufacturer’s warranty card from the dealer with the date, the window film used on each window, and the total cost of installation as well as the receipt.