How Long Does Window Tint Last?

You’ve been thinking about tinting your car/home/office windows for a while now, but you’ve got questions:

Does window tinting provide enough protection and heat reduction?
Perhaps more important—will the window tinting the film last long enough to make the investment worth it?

When you choose quality window tinting from Astro Auto Glass, you will get tint that lasts, providing excellent value.

What Affects Window Tint’s Lifespan

There is no easy way to answer the question “How long will my window tint last?” because the lifespan of window tinting varies greatly. There are a number of factors involved, such as:

How Does Window Tint Reduce Heat Inside My Car?

Albuquerque summers are hot! The sun beats down unrelentingly, and that heat gets trapped inside your car, making it even hotter when you get inside. But, you can reduce heat buildup inside your car with a simple, one-time fix—window tinting from Astro Auto Glass.

How Does it Work?

The purpose of window tinting is to protect the interior of the car from the solar radiation—that includes UV rays that deteriorate your upholstery and damage Continue reading “How Does Window Tint Reduce Heat Inside My Car?”

The True Benefits of Tinting Your Vehicle Windows

Sure, tinted windows look good on a car. But is tinting your car’s windows really worth it? At Astro Auto Glass, we know it is!

The Short-Term Benefits of Tinting the Windows of Your Vehicle

There are many benefits to tinting your windows, some of which you can realize immediately:

One of the most noticeable and immediate results you get from window tinting is freedom from intrusive ogling. Tinted windows make it difficult, if not impossible, for other drivers to Continue reading “The True Benefits of Tinting Your Vehicle Windows”

Is Paint Protecting Film on a New Car Worth it?

You have a brand-new car. It sparkles, it shines, it has that new car smell. Everything is perfect, and there’s not a scratch on it—and you want to keep it that way! So, what’s the best way to do that? Does paint protecting film really work? Is it worth the investment?

What is Paint Protecting Film?

Paint protecting film, or PPF, is an Continue reading “Is Paint Protecting Film on a New Car Worth it?”

Your Windshield Wipers May Be Damaging Your Windshield

For optimal visibility, you need to keep your windshield clear of water, dirt, bugs and anything else that flies at or gets stuck on your windscreen. That makes your windshield wipers extremely important to your safety. But did you know that the very fixtures you depend on to clean your windshield can damage it?

Dirty, worn and/or improperly installed windshield wipers can damage your windshield, sometimes to the extent that it can’t be repaired, only replaced. Continue reading “Your Windshield Wipers May Be Damaging Your Windshield”

4 Easy Steps to Fixing a Squeaky or Slow Car Window

There is no reason to put up with a slow-moving or squeaky car window. Fixing it is easy. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Clean

Wipe the body—door frame and area around the window seal—to remove any contaminants that could be causing friction and/or impeding the movement of your car window. Continue reading “4 Easy Steps to Fixing a Squeaky or Slow Car Window”

Is a Crack in the Windshield Really Going to Turn into a Big Problem?

Likely you know or have been told that if you have a chipped or cracked windshield, you need to get it repaired before it becomes a big problem. And that’s sound advice. There are a number of environmental conditions that can turn a small chip or crack in a car window into a safety threat and/or expensive repair job. Continue reading “Is a Crack in the Windshield Really Going to Turn into a Big Problem?”

Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Home Windows Tinted

Summer is right around the corner. There’s no question that residents of Albuquerque, NM should start preparing their homes now to protect against the scorching summer temperatures. One of the best ways to beat the heat, add value to your home and reduce cooling costs is to get your home windows tinted. Here’s why: Continue reading “Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Home Windows Tinted”

How Much Will It Cost to Get Tinted Windows for My Business?

It comes as a surprise to many people that the same window films that can shade your vehicle for a cooler, more comfortable interior can be applied to commercial windows, too. Astro Auto Glass provides quality, affordable commercial window tinting.

Benefits of Commercial Window Tinting

Commercial window tinting offers a wide range of benefits for property owners/managers and building patrons. When you invest in top-quality film, you can:

    Improve energy efficiency. Window tinting film reflects significant amounts of visible light and invisible UV radiation to reduce heat build-up inside your commercial building. As a result, it is easier to maintain consistent indoor temperatures, so your HVAC system does not have to work so hard. Some companies can save more than 10% on energy costs per year.

    Enhance privacy. Window tinting reduces the extent to which outsiders can peer in. Limited visibility helps keep your business operations and patrons safe.

    Boost safety and security. The adhesive of window tinting film enhances the integrity and strength of window glass, increasing its shatter-resistance and minimizing spall.

Cost Considerations

Budget is always one of the top concerns of any business owner Continue reading “How Much Will It Cost to Get Tinted Windows for My Business?”

Car Window Replacement

Did you know that the windshield, side and rear windows of your vehicle provide 40-70% of the strength of your vehicle in the event of a rollover accident. For that reason, it’s important to receive car window replacement from certified auto glass technicians. From our high-quality Pilkington Glass to our DINITROL adhesive, you can rest assured that you are receiving a safe installation of your car window replacement when you choose Astro Auto Glass. Like all of our auto glass services, your car window replacement is backed by a lifetime warranty when you choose us.