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.
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 do 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:
- HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Ideally, 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.
Often, successful tint shops decide to expand and additional branches in neighboring cities. This says business and booming, meaning more and more people choose their company over others, allowing them to maintain other branches and expand.
- WHEN YOU CALL, HOW WAS THEIR 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.
Also, are the contact numbers they provide accessible and responsive? Are they prompt in replying? Do they treat you with equal respect? These are the questions to ponder upon.
- ASK ABOUT THE TYPE OF WARRANTY THEY OFFER
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 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.
- ARE THEY QUALIFIED & INSURED?
Find out about their experience and installer training and monitoring, which is one way of ensuring quality. 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.
- ARE THE PRICES TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
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?
Never compromise because there are plenty of other dealers out there that will offer your perfect tint. With these price quotes and your research on each tint shop, you are able to make the best decision.