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Car Window Tinting in Roseville, CA

Car Tinting in Roseville, CA

We are Sacramento’s authority on car window tinting and we are conveniently located inside Roseville AutoMaxx on Douglas Blvd in Roseville, CA.

Applying car window film is one of the best ways to improving the overall comfort level inside your vehicle on hot sunny days.

It also prevents prying eyes from viewing valuable possessions inside your car, and makes the glass safer and harder to break, plus the interior is less likely to crack or fade when protected by quality automotive window film.

Car window tinting is still one of the most popular auto accessory upgrades on a vehicle for new and used car owners.

Applying window film not only provides added comfort, style and security, but it also increases the value and overall look and appeal of your car. Quality automotive window film gives your vehicle that factory showroom look.

When looking for car window tinting in Roseville, our highly trained and skilled auto tinters at the Tint Professor, are here to service your entire vehicle tinting needs.

We have been providing our customers’ with a professional quality tinting service in the greater Sacramento area, for over 10 years.

Car window tintingWhether it’s tinting the front two roll-up windows in our recommended legal shade, or you’re looking to tint the whole vehicle in limo tint, you can trust the Tint Professor, to help you select the best shade for the exterior and interior color of your car and do quality work in a timely manner.

Yes! The exterior paint and interior upholstery will determine the overall finished look of your applied window film. Chose the Tint Professor who knows from years of experience and tinting thousands of vehicles, what the overall finished shade will actually resemble. For example: A dark painted exterior vehicle with light interior will have a different finished shade result then a dark exterior and a dark interior. We want you to be completely happy with your tint job, so consult with the Tint Professor, before selecting your automotive window tinting shades to end up with the finished look you desire.

Our attention to tinting detail, from our years of automotive window tinting experience, and our lifetime warranty are hard to beat. And not forgetting our knowledge of window film and our great pricing are just a few reasons why you should chose the Tint Professor for your window film needs.

Your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed!

The Tint Professor tintingThere is a major difference between the window tinting services offered not only in the Roseville area, but throughout the Greater Sacramento region. You most certainly don’t want to make a poor decision when it comes to your valuable time, and hard earned cash being spent on a lousy tint job. After all, car window tinting is something that you have to live with for the length of time you own your vehicle. You can always pay to have cheap tint removed, but once again if you don’t choose a professional window tinting service that offers quality window film the first time, you run the risk of a tint shop damaging your rear windshield defroster lines, if the tinted film has to be removed because it has turned purple, bubbled or completely faded and it is now difficult to look through the rear window because of cloudy film.

Why should you tint your car windows?

No matter what the season, tinting your cars windows helps prevent UV damage from warping and cracking the interior upholstery of your vehicle. Did you know that tinted windows can reduce the heat inside your vehicle by over 60%? That’s because when you tint your windows with quality film it can help reduce the amount of harmful UV rays that enter through the glass.

sun's glare resizedAuto window tint looks good and work on any auto vehicle glass. Reduce glare for safer driving, beat heat buildup, protect your interior and be kind to the environment by reducing your AC with automotive window film. Helps protect your pets and your children from overheating and the harmful rays of the sun that can also cause skin damage, as well. (Never leave children or pets unattended inside a vehicle.)

There are many more practical reasons to tinting your car windows. Interested in learning more? Please contact Dan, the Tint Professor, car window tinting in Roseville, CA, to have all your window tinting questions answered!

Our knowledge of window film at our Roseville, location surpasses our competition, with most cars tinted within One hour.

  • We have built our window tinting business on the solid foundation of quality, service and value.
  • The Tint Professor uses state of the art high performance films 
  • All films block out 99% U.V. and reject up to 63% of the heat.
  • Our window films come with a lifetime warranty which covers bubbling, peeling, delamination, adhesive failure and discoloration.
  • All windows are finished with a factory finish, which means no gaps of clear glass on top edge of windows.

tint professor in roseville, caWe invite you to browse our website to learn more about our window tinting service in Roseville, CA and the products and services we offer.

Please contact us, or stop by our location at 1702 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, CA 95661 inside Roseville AutoMaxx, if you would like to learn more about our company or inspect our workmanship. Ask for Dan Castro.


A large volume of our window tinting business comes from repeat customers and referrals.

The Tint Professor provides a no obligation free estimate.

Need that perfect gift for a loved one or friend? We offer Automotive Window Tinting Gift Certificates.

Call Dan at: 916-844-8581 or email us for a window tinting price quote. support@tintprofessor.org

We are committed to customer satisfaction and service in our Roseville, California location.

Car window tinting in Roseville, CA.

Car Detailing

Washing and waxing your car on your own is good, but improper cloths and chemicals on the exterior finish can often cause imperfections on the paint and do more harm than good. Automobile detailing by the professionals at The Tint Professor is the practice of performing extremely thorough cleaning, polishing, buffing and waxing of the interior and exterior of a vehicle to produce a show-quality finish.  Our staff has over 15 years experience and have been professionally trained and know how to make your car look like new.

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Our Services

The Tint Professor Services – Roseville, CA

Window Tinting

  • Tinting your car windows raises “curb appeal” and preserves resale value as it protects the interior of your vehicle from fading.
  • Automotive Window Tint: protects you and your car from the harmful rays of the damaging sun.
ClearShield®The best Paint Protection  You’ll never see.Protect your cars exterior paint from rock chips and debris. Apply ClearShield a clear film with a  strong five year warranty.     

$450 and up

Detailing & ReconditioningThe Tint Professor are the leading provider of auto detailing and automotive reconditioning services in the Roseville,Ca area. Why recondition your vehicle with us?

  • Increase resale value of your vehicle
  • Many detailing, protection and customizing services offered
  • Professionally trained staff
  • Same day service, with appointment


Headlight RestorationAre your headlights yellow and dull?
How would you like to restore your headlight lenses to new?
Let us restore those dull headlight lenses to look like new again within an hour.
Hard water stains RemovalWhen hard water is sprinkled on glass, it can form water spots that are unsightly and hard to get rid of. This type of water is called hard water; and it’s full of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, metal cations, and compounds such as sulfates and bicarbonates.  These spots can even cause irreparable damage to your windows if you don’t get rid of them quickly.Let The Tint Professor remove those unsightly stains.  

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Guard  Your Valuables from theft This Holiday Season

Young woman with shopping bags.

In less than five seconds, a thief can shatter your car window and rob you of your valuables.




Automotive Window  Film can add several levels of security to your car.
  • By holding shattered glass in place, Automotive Window Film slows break in  to your vehicle’s interior.
  • The increased time to break-in and additional noise call attention to the thief.

Automotive Window film protects cars against Smash-and-Grab car theft. This for example could happen: You’re stopped at a stoplight, hand bag sitting on the front passenger seat. While you’re eyes are focused straight ahead looking for  the light to turn green, a criminal walks up to your car, sees the purse,  and in an instant, smashes the passenger window with a heavy object and snatches the bag.

Along with the more noticeable unlocked doors and visible bags, things to look for are phone chargers and CD’s. Insurance cards and GPS stands are also a red flag for a trained eye.

There are things you can do to help prevent your car from being broken into by car thieves this holiday season. It all starts with being aware of your surroundings.

First and foremost, park only in well-lit areas. If a spot is shrouded by shrubs or cloaked in darkness, it’s not worth taking a chance to park your car there.
Second, always lock your doors, even if you’re only going to be out of the vehicle for a few minutes.
Third, Tint your rear windows so that it is more difficult to see what is in your back seat. While it is best never to leave any packages in the car, if you’re still shopping and have no other choice, definitely secure them in the trunk and out of sight.  
Fourth, it makes a great deal of sense to know the area you’ll be going to before you go there for holiday parties or get-togethers. Do map quest searches, blow up the results, and find safe, secure parking areas before you venture out.

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How to Choose a Window Tinting Shop in Roseville, CA…

How do you choose a car window tinting shop?

This can be a confusing decision. Do you decide on “Best Price” “Best Film” “Most Experienced Tinter” “Quickest Time”… How do you know which tint shop location to use in Roseville, CA?

There is a major difference between window tinting services not only in the Roseville area, but throughout the Greater Sacramento region, and you most certainly don’t want to make a poor decision when it comes to your time, and your money spent on a lousy tint job. After all, car window tinting is something that you have to live with for the length of time you own your vehicle. You can always pay to have bad film removed, but once again if you don’t choose a professional window tinting service the first time, you run the risk of them damaging your rear windshield defroster lines, if the tinted film has to be removed because it has turned purple or bubbled.

So, window tinting is either going to make you feel proud and stylish every time you look and climb inside your vehicle, or make you feel sick to your stomach because you choose the wrong tint shop! Hopefully after reading this post, you’ll have the knowledge and understanding to making an educated, informed decision on the installation of auto window film installed at our Roseville location.

1. Ask a friend – Referrals from friends are a great starting point. Examine the tint on other people’s vehicles. Ask them to roll down the windows to make sure there are no gaps left at the top of the glass. Final installation should look as if it is factory glass. Do you see any bubbles, cracks, peeling, or signs of film turning purple? If not, you might want to find out where this particular vehicle was tinted and add this tint shop to your list of shops to go and visit.

2. Read Online Review – While online reviews are important, they should not be your main deciding factor. You should be looking for a tint shop with a lot of reviews and the majority being positive. Take into consideration that if a tint shop has lots of family and friends, reviews can be fake. If reviews are genuine from customer’s nobody is perfect and you might find some negativity comments. Be sure to consider how these negative reviews are handled by the business owner, did they write an explanation or did a previous customer stand up for the business on their behalf? Put more trust in the independent review sites since the owner has no control over those reviews.

3. Customer service – when you speak to the tint shop on the phone do they seem knowledgeable about the film they carry. Are they polite and considerate of your time? Ask them how long they have been in business and how long the installation process will take. What brand of film do they carry, and is there a reason why they carry that particular brand of window film? A professional installer will be able to give you an actual length of time for the installation of window film needed for your particular type of vehicle.

4. Do they have a website? – If the tint shop does not have a website, I would proceed with caution. A website is a confirmation that they are an actual business, and they will displays the services they actually offer in their site. Focus on a business that only offers a window tinting installation services. Quality shops are proud to display their workmanship in any way possible. The website should not only show pictures of their work, but also educate its customers by answering questions right on the site in an effort to help customers make an informed decision.

5. Pricing – This is a tough question to answer, if the tint shop passed all the tests, price should not be a consideration as you have spent thousands of dollars when you purchased your vehicle, and the tint should last the life of that vehicle. The main thing to consider here is a reputable, established shop that will stand behind its workmanship and make it right if you noticed any defect in the film or installation. The shop that has been in business for ten – twenty years didn’t do that by accident. They did it by making people happy and most likely through referrals and repeat business. A question to ask yourself is “Do you want to trust your vehicle to the lowest bidder?”

6Warranty – Does the tint shop stand behind its workmanship? Today, in the window tinting manufacture industry, it’s not uncommon to have a manufactures warranty on film for as long as you own your vehicle. This is important because film is manufactured and you don’t want to be left with defective film on your vehicle. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the warranty. Not only that, make sure the shop itself also stands behind a warranty for your complete satisfaction. If the shop is evasive or unclear about its warranty, call up the next tint shop on your list… The Tint Professor offers a Lifetime Transferable Warranty with its film which is SolarGard. We also offer a warranty on your complete satisfaction with our installation workmanship. We’ve grown our business over the years on referrals.

7. Brand of film – There are several excellent window films on the market today, one of them being SolarGard. The most important thing to remember is true UV protection for you and your passengers. You put sunscreen on yourself and your kids every time you go outside. Why wouldn’t you want them to be protected in the car, where we seem to spend a good portion of our time? Nearly 100 percent of UV rays are rejected by SolarGard window Film. Other excellent films are 3M, LLuma Make sure the tint shop carries a variety of shades to suit your style and overall look your are wanting on your vehicle. Range of film shades go from 4% which is extremely dark – 80% which is practically clear and suitable for front windshields.

8. Visit the tint shop – Unless you’re confident in your decision, you need to visit the shops in the Roseville area you are considering. Nothing short of a visit will help you decide whether this is the right shop for you or not. Look at their tinting environment; is it clean and free from debris? Ask to view their installation area. Is it a protected environment free from the outside elements like wind which can throw around debris and dirt which can get trapped between the film and glass during installation? You can’t expect a quality job in an unclean outside exposed environment. Are they dressed appropriately? Not wearing large metal belt buckles that could scratch the exterior paint of your vehicle. Do they explain the installation process clearly and state an actual time needed for installation of film on your car? (Each car will vary depending of number of window to be tinted.) These are all things that you will need to observe and ask questions about. The tint shop should make you feel totally comfortable and relaxed about handing over the keys to them, without any worries or concerns. If you have a knot in your stomach about this shop, either ask more questions until your completely satisfied, or leave. If you feel completely at ease and all your questions have been answered, go ahead and schedule your appointment. All professional tint shops go by appointment allotting exactly how much time they will need to spend on each vehicle to be tinted.

9. In Closing – Getting your vehicle tinted can be confusing and intimidating. It is really an exercise in common sense and gut feeling for you ladies out there. Do your homework and my recommendation is you visit the tint shops in the Roseville area. Talk to the business owner and ask lots of questions. Tie all of this information together and you should have an idea of who is going to be the right choice for you. Price should only come into play when all other things are equal. It has been our experience that our customers’ have been sent to us on many occasions through referrals of satisfied customers throughout the years. The Tint Professor is located at 1702 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, CA 95661. Located inside Roseville AutoMaxx. 916-844-8581. We are proud to announce that many of the luxury vehicle dealerships in the Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, El Dorado Hills and surrounding Sacramento area are using The Tint Professor for the installation of window film. Not only are we tinting their showroom floor vehicles, but installing window film on many of their customer vehicles.

Other Benefits of window film…

Window film binds the window together, so in the case of an accident it will actually hold most of the glass intact, even if the window shatters. Imagine a big, very sticky, sticker on a piece of glass. Now imagine how that sticker would hold all the little chards of glass together after your 5-year-old dropped the glass from his second-story window. Get it? No shattered glass flying around your car in an accident. That is a very valuable feature for your peace of mind.


A common misconception is that window tint is dark and night-time driving is impossible when a car is tinted. The truth is that there are films of any darkness that suits your preference. Also, unlike sunglasses that do impair your ability to drive at night, tinting film is designed to reduce glare and not impede night-time driving.

The Tint Professor is here to service your window tinting needs in Roseville, CA. We are conveniently located at 1702 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, inside Roseville AutoMaxx in Roseville, CA. Phone Dan: 916-844-8581 to schedule your appointment. Most cars tinted within one hour.

Green Solutions


GREEN is a term now widely used to describe buildings designed and constructed with minimal negative impact to the environment and with an emphasis on conservation of resources, energy efficiency, and healthful interior spaces.

There are several economic considerations in regard to window film installations. For old, drafty, single-pane windows, complete window replacement is another option. Although this option is more expensive than window film installation, it may be more appropriate depending on your window condition. It may be most cost effective to install window films only on the south and west sides of the building. Window films typically cost between $1.35 and $3 per square foot, installed.

Improperly installed films can, however, bubble, crack, peel, or even cause the glass to crack, so it is worthwhile to buy films with a material and installation guarantee of 5 to 10 years.

Now, in houses with a south aspect, the sun’s rays penetrate into the porticoes in winter, but in summer, the path of the sun is right above the roof so that there is shade. If, then, this is the best arrangement, we should build the south side loftier to get the winter sun, and the north side lower to keep out the cold winds. Socrates, 360 B.C. Solar radiation can have an enormous influence on the heating and cooling required in a space. The sun often makes perimeter spaces uncomfortably hot, and it also creates glare and fades fabrics. Reducing solar gain (heating caused by solar radiation) offers very profitable opportunities for cooling-load reductions and energy savings. Heat can also be radiated out of the building through the windows in winter if outdoor temperatures are much lower than room temperature. Yet, the amount of heat lost through radiation is far less significant than that of other types of heat gain or loss.

Try do-it-yourself low-E windows. If your windows don’t have a low-E coating, consider applying a self-adhesive film on the glass. This treatment is a lot cheaper than replacing the units, and better-quality films are quite durable.


Lower the Thermostat:

Each degree you lower the thermostat on your heating system decreases your fuel bill by 3 percent.

Going from 72 degrees down to 68 degrees doesn’t matter much in terms of comfort, but it can save up to 12 percent on your heating bill. (All temperatures in this article are in degrees Fahrenheit.)

If you’re using a coil-type thermostat, you’ll get more accurate readings if you clean it. Pop off the thermostat cover and blow or gently swipe away the dust.

FOR HEAT                                 
6 a.m. to 9 a.m. = 68 degrees
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. = 60 degrees
5:30 to 11 p.m. = 68 degrees
11 p.m. to 6 a.m. = 60 degrees

6 a.m. to 9 a.m. = 75 degrees
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. = 80 degrees
5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. = 75 degrees
11 p.m. to 6 a.m. = 80 degrees


Ceiling Fans:

Ceiling fans are everywhere in warm-weather climates. Spinning counterclockwise, they move air around the room. Not all energy experts feel it’s a good idea to use them in the heating season (doubters says they cool the air too much), but the fans do help bring heated air down to earth in rooms with cathedral or high-sloped ceilings. However, that’s only if you slide the reversing switch on the side of the motor housing to the winter (clockwise) position. Then run the fan at its lowest speed. If you can’t reverse the blade rotation or if you think the fan is cooling off the room too much, leave it off.



Heat lost or gain through windows accounts for 10 to 25 percent of your overall heating bill. Window films can be retrofitted to existing windows to reduce heat gain due to solar radiation and provide a low-cost cooling load reduction. Window films are thin layers of polyester, metallic coatings, and adhesives that save energy by limiting both the amount of solar radiation passing through the windows and the amount of internal heat escaping through windows. They can be applied directly to the interior surfaces of all types of glass and generally last 7 to 12 years.

Typically, in the heating season, more heat escapes from most windows than comes in from the sun (on a 24-hour basis); the extent depends on the local climate and the R-value of the window.

Window films can help reduce this costly heat loss by reflecting indoor radiant heat back into the room. In the cooling season, even when drapes and blinds are closed, much of the sun’s heat passes through the glass into the room. Window films address this problem by reducing solar heat gain at the window. In short, window films save energy by reducing radiation and other forms of heat transfer through windows, by allowing better balance in heating and cooling systems and by providing opportunities for HVAC downsizing.


Change Your Furnace Filter

If you have a forced-air system, changing the furnace filter can save you some energy (up to 5 percent) and keep dust down in the house. The system will last longer and be less likely to break down. The most popular 16 X 20-inch duct filter costs around 50 cents when bought by the box. Change them monthly during heating season. Measure your air filter before shopping; they range in size from 12 X 12 inches to 30 X 30 inches. An alternative to swapping out the replacement filter is to use washable filters (around $20 each). With care, they can last five years. Cost: Under $15 per year.


Energy Saving Resource Information.

Black Water – Water containing human waste from toilets and urinals. Black water contains pathogens that must be neutralized before the water can be safely reused. Typically black water, after neutralization, is used for non-potable uses such as flushing or irrigation.

Energy Efficiency – Ratio of energy output of a conversion process or of a system to its energy input.

Fossil Fuels – Fuels found in the earths strata that are derived from the fossilized remains of animal and plant matter over millions of years. Fossil fuels include oil, natural gas, shale, and coal. Fossil fuels are considered to be non-renewable since they are consumed faster than their natural production.

Fritted Glass – A special type of glass that utilizes ceramic-enamel coatings in a visible pattern (dots, lines, etc.) to control solar heat gain. The pattern is created by opaque or transparent glass fused to the substrate glass material under high temperatures. The substrate is heat strengthened or tempered to prevent breakage due to thermal stresses.

Fuel Cell – An electrochemical device in which hydrogen is combined with oxygen to produce electricity with heat and water vapor as by products. Natural gas is often used as the source of hydrogen with air as the source of oxygen. Since electricity is produced by a chemical reaction and not by combustion, fuel cells are considered to be green power producers. Fuel cell technology is quite old, dating back to the early days of the space program. Commercial use of fuel cells has been sporadic, however, the use of fuel cells in automobiles and buildings is expected to increase in the next decade.

Global Warming – An increase in the global mean temperature of the Earth that is (or is thought to be) a result of increased emissions of greenhouse gases that are trapped within the earth’s atmosphere. Global warming is believed to have adverse consequences such as climate change and a rise in sea levels. The scientific community is in general agreement that the Earth’s surface has warmed by about 1°F in the past 140 years.

Green – A term that is widely used to describe a building and site that is designed in an environmentally sensitive manner, i.e. with minimal impact to the environment.

Green Building – A building that minimizes impact on the environment through resource (energy, water, etc.) conservation and contributes to the health of its occupants. Comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and healthful environments characterize green buildings.

Greenhouse Effect – Greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere permit solar radiation to pass through but prevent most of the reflected infrared radiation from the earth’s surface and lower atmosphere from escaping into outer space. This process occurs naturally and has kept the earth’s average surface temperature at approximately 60°F. Life on earth would not be possible without the natural greenhouse effect, but environmental scientists are concerned about the increased emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities, leading to climate change and its consequential adverse effects.

Greenhouse Gases – Any gas that absorbs infrared radiation in the earth’s atmosphere. Common greenhouse gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone (O3), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halogenated fluorocarbons (HCFCs), perfluorinated carbons (PFCs), hydrofluoro-carbons (HFCs) and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6). Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogen oxides are of particular concern due to their long residence time in the atmosphere.

Green Power – Electricity generated from renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydroelectric).

LEED – An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a point­based rating system developed by the US Green Building Council that evaluates the environmental performance from a “whole building” perspective over its life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a green building according to six categories:

  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Innovation and design process

Buildings evaluated by LEED are rated as certified, silver, gold, or platinum. There are a total of 69 LEED credits available in the six categories: 26 credits are required to attain the most basic level of LEED certification; 33 to 38 credits are needed for Silver; 39 to 51 credits for Gold; 52 to 69 credits for the Platinum rating.

Low-e Glass – Low-e (Low emissivity) glass has an invisible thin-film metallic or oxide coating which allows the passage of short-wave solar energy into a building but prevents long-wave energy produced by heating systems and lighting from escaping outside.

Non-renewable Energy Resources – Energy resources that cannot be restored or replenished by natural processes and therefore are depleted through use. Commonly used non-renewable energy resources include coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium.

Ozone (O3) – Ozone is a greenhouse gas present in the stratosphere and the troposphere. In the stratosphere, ozone provides a protective layer shielding the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. In the lower atmosphere ozone is a pollutant that causes respiratory problems and is an ingredient of smog.

R-Value – A unit of thermal resistance. A material’s R-value is a measure of the effectiveness of the material in stopping the flow of heat through it. The higher a material’s R-value, the greater its insulating properties and the slower the heat flow through it.

Renewable Energy Sources – Energy sources that replenish themselves naturally within a short period of time. Sources of renewable energy include solar energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, wind power, ocean thermal energy, wave power, wind power and fuel wood.

Solar Collector – A device used to absorb heat from the sun. In the context of buildings, the absorbed energy typically heats water, which is then used for space heating and/or domestic hot water.

Spectrally Selective Glazing – Glazing that has a high transmittance of visible light but low transmittance of solar heat gain.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – Organic compounds that evaporate at room temperatures and are often hazardous to human health, causing poor indoor air quality. Sources of VOC’s include solvents and paints. Many materials commonly used in building construction such as carpets, furniture and paints emit VOC’s

Wind Turbine – A device that converts the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy that can be used to drive equipment such as pumps. The addition of a generator allows the wind’s kinetic energy to be converted into electricity. There are two types of wind turbines, namely: horizontal axis turbines – blades rotate about a horizontal axis; and vertical axis turbines – blades rotate about a vertical axis.





Ways to Save on Gas

Ways to Save Money on Gas

Cut out some waste and take advantage of a few overlooked reserves, and you can rein in your budget without feeling like a penny-pincher.

  1. Gas – Conserve Fuel in any Cars:

5% of your household budget, up 21% from a year ago.

Underinflated tires can cut your mileage per gallon by 5%, says Jesse Toprak of Edmunds.com.

Check your tires once a month. And lose the lead foot: You can save up to 33% by maintaining steadier, slower speeds. Potential savings: About $800 a year – not to mention what you’ll save in speeding tickets.

2. Gas – Take Advantage of Your Credit Card:

If you pay in full each month, pick one, like Chase Freedom, that gives cash back on gas.

Forget it if you carry a balance: Rewards cards usually charge higher rates.

Potential savings: Up to $200 a year

3. Gas – Get Rid of the Guzzler:

Making your next car a hybrid could triple your mileage per gallon. If gas stays above $3.60, a Toyota Camry hybrid makes up for its premium over the standard model in a year and a half.

Even if you don’t go hybrid, choosing the most fuel-efficient vehicle in your car class can still save $200 to $1,500 a year in fuel costs.

To compare the true fuel cost for all 2013 models, go to edmunds.com or fueleconomy.gov

Potential savings: $2,400 a year if you trade an SUV for a hybrid

Cooler Car

Drive Cooler

Solar Gard window films are designed to reject up to 61% of the total solar energy, making your car cooler and reducing the need for air conditioning. Plus, Solar Gard helps cut annoying glare reducing intense bright spots on sunny days and blinding headlights at night.

The movement or transfer of heat from a region of higher temperature to one of cooler temperature is called heat transfer. The transfer of heat always flows from hot to cold. No heat will transfer if there is no difference in temperature.

There are three types of heat transfer: Radiation, Conduction, and Convection. For window film, radiation is the most important method of heat transfer because it moves infrared waves. This is why we refer to solar energy as solar radiation.

Solar energy through a window is transferred or transmitted by infrared waves. Radiant energy is converted to heat when it strikes people or objects. If you block the transfer of this energy you keep it from turning into heat because it never strikes an object. Window film interrupts the transfer of this energy by reflecting the energy back.

Transmission is basically the percentage of Solar energy (UV + Visible Light + Near Infrared) that can passes through a window. Reflection is the ratio of solar energy reflected back to the source, expressed as a percentage. Absorption is the percentage of solar energy absorbed to that of the total solar energy.

With solar window film installed on the inside of a window, the proportions are changed dramatically, with reflected energy and absorption increasing. This corresponds to a reduction in solar heat transmitted inside the room or the automobile. The properties of the window film dramatically influence how and in what way transmission, reflection and absorption change.

Skin Damage from Sun

This man’s face is possibly the most compelling argument for protecting yourself by applying Ultra Performance window film to your vehicle windows and wearing sunscreen when outdoors.

Truck driver Bill McElligott, 69, has unilateral dermatoheliosis, according to The New England Journal of Medicine. Essentially, ultraviolet A (UVA) rays transmitted through the window of his delivery truck have severely damaged the skin on the left side of his face during the 28 years he has spent driving on the job.

As a result, the left side of McElligott’s face looks roughly 20 years older than the right. The difference between the two sides of his face is so pronounced, even medical experts were shocked.

We are used to seeing photo damage by the sun, photo aging, every day, but I was taken aback when I saw how one-sided this was,” said Dr. Jennifer Gordon, a dermatology expert who treated McElligott, in The Daily Telegraph.

Driving has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer due to sun exposure through the windows, which do not filter UVA rays. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded more cases involved the left arm and left side of the face, according to the CBC.     

McElligott’s photo surfaces as Sun Awareness Week heats up in Canada, throwing the spotlight on the dangers of UV damage and indoor tanning, particularly for minors. The Canadian Dermatology Association estimates 5,800 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year, causing 970 deaths, the CBC says.  

The doctor’s orders for McElligott? Sun protection, topical retinoids, and skin cancer monitoring. Car windows can also be tinted to protect against harmful UV rays.

The sun does not discriminate between men and woman. A woman’s face is just as vulnerable if not more so than a mans, because woman’s skin is more delicate. Applying foundation with UV protection can help, but what if your skin is allergic to the chemicals added to the foundation to help give you protection, like mine is. Then what?  

In less then one hour The Tint Professor can apply UV Protection to your cars front windows. Contact Us Today! To schedule your appointment. Phone 916-844-8581

Headlight Lens Restoration

Oxidized Headlights

Yellow Headlights or Oxidized Headlights Problem

How To Clean Yellow Headlights

Yellow or oxidized headlights are a big problem with vehicles today. The big question is how to clean them and keep them looking like new without scratching them, or making them even more cloudy. The best thing is to NOT just clean them but restore them either with a DIY headlight restoration kit, or call in the professionals like we have at The Tint Professor, using our master detailer. Before we go into how to clean or restore your headlights, we need to understand what they are made off and what causes them to get discolored and to oxidize.

Here are the major contributors for yellow headlights:

  • Headlights are now made from poly carbon plastic instead of Glass. This type of plastic is very hard but very porous. So they need to be sealed.
  • The debris from the road which is basically small rocks, sand and pebbles being kick up by on-going traffic at speeds of 30 to 80 mph acts like a sand blaster on your headlights. Now this debris eventually chips away the sealer of your headlights making small dents and cracks. Then these dents and crack starts to collect dirt and grime and discolor because of the debris.
  • The suns UV rays combined with the acid rain and the acid from the stomach of bugs plus the petro chemical from the asphalt on the roads eats away on the sealer on your headlights like a cancer. Before you know it your once nice crystal clear looking headlight become foggy, cloudy and yellow. If at this point you don’t address the situation of restoring them, your headlights can and will start to get heavily oxidized resulting in a rough to the touch feeling. Apart from looking ugly you will be losing a great deal of your light beam projection which can result in an accident. The brighter your lights, the more you can be seen from a distance.

The Solution Headlight Restoration:

Now that you understand the cause of your headlights yellowing, we can solve the problem by restoring the headlights back to looking like new again. This can be done in one of two ways. 1) You can restore them yourself by buying a restoration kit and setting the time aside to restore them. Or 2) Take your vehicle to the Tint Professor and have a professional detailer restore them.

If you chose to restore them yourself, first you will have to thoroughly clean your headlights and then sealing them for a longer lasting result. The most effective method is the wet sanding process, polishing and sealing. This process produces the best results. You can accomplish this by using a do it yourself headlight restoration kit or call in a professional headlight restoration service. The average pair of headlights takes about one hour to be restored properly.

Basic Headlight Restoration Procedure:

  1. You will need to tape off or mask the yellow headlights to protect your vehicle paint job.
  2. Start sanding the lenses with a 1000 grit sand paper then go to a 1500 grit and then a 2000 grit. I suggest using wet/dry sand paper. While sanding, keep the headlight surface wet with a spray bottle filled with water or use a garden hose running slowly.
  3. After wet sanding wash headlight with clean water and then polish the headlights with preferable a water-soluble polish.
  4. Before your final step of sealing the headlights you need to dry them off completely. If necessary use a blow dryer to ensure that there is no moisture on them because a drop of water can ruin your entire finish. Then finally seal the headlights with a good quality polymer sealer. The quality of your sealer will depend on how long your headlights will stay looking like new.

Basically that’s how you clean and restore yellow or oxidized headlights. Good luck in restoring yours.

Or call The Tint Professor at: 916-844-8581 to schedule your appointment. For two headlights the cost of restoration is only $39.95. Be seen on the read again. Be seen and be safe.

How Much Does Automotive Window Tinting Cost?

Is all Window Tinting the Same?

Information below explains the difference in Pricing on Tinting your Vehicle.

 And Remember! You Get What You Pay For…      

Window tint can vary radically in costs, especially when there are several tint shops wanting to service your window tinting need.

By knowing what questions to ask in regards to quality, workmanship and actual film used can make a dramatic difference in window tinting prices. It’s all about conducting research and asking friends, family and reading the reviews on social media sites, for you to get a better understanding of which tint shop to call or before hiring them to install your window film. Asking the referrals if they were happy with the end result, how much time did it take, and did they notice any damage to their vehicle after the work was done.

Below is how the price range can vary.

Typically the price of window tint depends on several factors:

1)      The size of your vehicle

2)      The type of window tint used (Quality of Film)

3)      Warranty (Lifetime and or Color Stable)


If you have a SUV or large vehicle, expect to pay more than what your friend paid, if they referred you to the tint shop and they owned a mini cooper. A bigger car mean bigger windows so it requires more window film to be used to cover the glass.


It’s easy to want to pay the lowest price for film and insulation but the lowest price doesn’t always mean the film will last. (You get what you pay for…) It’s the exposure to the ultra violate rays of the sun that breaks down the chemical composition of window film, some film breaks down a lot quicker them others. Within a matter of less than one year in very sunny climates. Then you end up with purple bubbling tint which looks aweful and can impair your vision.

To prevent purple bubbling tint from happening to your windows, ask the tint shop professional if their film is guaranteed color stable to protect yourself from having to remove and replace that film in about a year’s time. Incurring the cost of insulation all over again, as well as the added expense of having to pay for the removal of the purple bubbling tint, and that can be expensive, and time consuming.


Only buy film from a tint shop that offers a warranty or insurance. Some things that can go wrong with tint are bubbling, discoloration, and some form of peeling.

Here is a rule of thumb when shopping around for window tinting and its pricing…

Small Car : $100 – $200

Medium : $200-$300

SUV: $250-$350

If you stick to these ranges and go with a major brand of window film like SolarGard, which we have carried for over ten years, you will definitely only need to be at that tint shop once, for the installation, for the life of that vehicle.

Those words, “You get what you pay for!” ring true for so many products and services.

Sometimes, you can buy a brand name product and pay a small price, that’s always nice. But, when it comes to an actual service that involves an application of some kind, it’s always worth paying the extra money to get quality workmanship. Let me explain:

Window film is a thin flat material that is shipped from the manufacturer on a long plastic roll contained in a box. Now, vehicle windows are contoured and many back windows such as a Porsche, Corvette, VW Beetle, Kia, etc., are quit curved. Curved window, flat film. This is to be taken into much consideration when quoted a price for automotive window tinting. Also, the length of time to tint your vehicle will depend on the skill level of the tinter. A professional tint shop should only take one to one and a half hour to tint the back five windows of your vehicle. (Two electric roll-ups, two ports and the main back window).

The price for automotive tinting can vary dramatically. Inexperienced tinters using cheap film that will turn purple and bubble in a matter of months, might charge you only $100 to tint your whole vehicle. That’s all well and good if you don’t mind gaps around the edges of your windows and possible dirt trapped between the window film and the glass. A professional tint shop that has been around for many years and are known for quality workmanship and equally important their service, might charge $400, or even more for their window tinting service.

Your Car Type:

A small percentage of cars are harder to tint than others. When getting a price quote, a reputable Tint Shop will always asks you for the make, model and year of your vehicle.

This isn’t to see how much money you have, it’s to calculate the cost per window and to give you an approximate time it will take to tint your vehicle.

Type of Film:

Just like comparing a Ford Taurus to a Porsche, there is a wide range of performance differences. The same holds true with window tinting. Cheap film may look good at the beginning, but it can fail to block the summer heat, fade, turn purple, or bubble soon after installation. You get what you pay for! Higher quality window film such as fully-metallized sputtered or deposition window films like Solar Gard‘sHP films, Quantum, Supreme Series, and now the new Ultra Performance film, offer both advanced performance and a lifetime warranty.

These films are worth the higher price along with the knowledge and skill level required for installation on your vehicle windows.

Film Warranty:

You are highly encouraged to ask a tint shop professional about the Performance Warranty of the film before you pay for a tinting service. Typically, Warranty’s can last from as little as 1 year to a Lifetime.
Most warrantees only cover cracking, glazing, bubbling, and peeling. Some films carry a “Color-Safe Warranty” that gives you peace of mind that if the color of the tint ever changed in shade, it will be replaced. The best warrantees are “Transferable” which allow you to be able to transfer the warranty to another person when it comes time to sell your tinted vehicle.

Word of Warning:

Be Smart and Ask Questions.

A professional tint shop is more than happy to answer any customers questions about window film and the installation. We at The Tint Professor, thrive on answering any questions you may have. Hence the name Professor. We love to talk about our product, Solar Gard, and to enlighten customer’s on the available shades that best suited their vehicle and to help you select the look and style you were wanting.

Shade of film can vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on curvature of windows and the color of the interior and exterior of your vehicle.

Irresponsible tint shops can also offer “Lifetime Warrantees”; however, if they go out of business, who is there to replace your bubbling tint? You should always factor in this “hidden” cost when buying low priced car tint. Also, they may say they use Solar Gard film but apply a cheaper film to your vehicle. Make sure you receive the actual paper warranty after your vehicle has been tinted.

Dealer’s Reputation:

Reputable Tint Shops take great pride in their work. They have high standards in who they hire, the film they use, and the overall customer service and experience. A reputable tint shop like The Tint Professor, is more than happy to answer any questions and show you examples of their workmanship, with great pride.

Most importantly, a quality tint shop will have grown its business on referrals, recommendation and its repeat customers. To find a reputable tint shop in your area, ask friends and family as well as check out the social media buzz and reviews.

How To Choose a Good Tint Shop:

Once you have your list of tint shops you are considering, it’s time to interview each one. Either call them on the phone or stop by without an appointment, see how they react to your unexpected arrival. A reputable tint shop no matter how busy they are will make sure they spend some time with you and take pride in showing you vehicle’s they have tinted.

Ask them1) How long have you been in business at this location? Do you have other shops in the area?

2) What types of films do you carry? What warranty do you offer on your work?

3) Can I visit your tint shop? Can you show me samples of your work?

4) Do you tint back windows in one piece of film with no seams, splices, darts, and relief line cuts? A professional shop will tint in one piece.

5) Does all the film on the side doors go to the top edge of the glass and also go to the side edges of each piece of glass.

6) Can they eliminate the ‘white area’ at the top of the dot matrix area of the back window, or after the film dries will the dot matrix look like the film has not stuck properly to [this] area? Good shops know how to deal with this problem. 

For more questions to ask a tint shop visit the FAQ’s page. 

To receive a price quote for your vehicle windows to be tinted you have several ways of contacting us.

You can visit our location, phone us or contact us on this website or by email support@thetintprofessor.org.

We do look forward to hearing from you to answering any of your questions about automotive window tinting and auto detailing.

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The Tint Professor is located at: 1702 Douglas Blvd, CA 95661. Inside the AutoMaxx Dealership. We are here to service your window tinting and auto detailing needs. Call the Tint Professor today at: 916-844-8581.


Headlight Restoration Service

Give your car a face lift! Make your headlights look like new again! Why wouldn’t you want to restore your headlight lenses back to new especially when it increases the safety value to your vehicle? We can help keep you and your family be safe, and be seen, while driving on the roads. Have your headlight turned yellow and dull? No problem. Our master detailer is here to help. Located at The Tint Professor, in Rancho Cordova, we can restore most dull headlight lenses back to look like new again, within an hour.

Most detail shops will charge you up to $100 to restore your dull headlights. With our system and our master detailer all you’ll have to pay is $39.95 per two headlights, and takes us less than an hour.

Enjoy the comfort of our lounge, or check out cars we have for sale while you wait. Can’t stick around, no problem. Drop-off your car and pick it up at your convenience, we’re open six days a week. We’re here to help you have a more comfortable and safer ride! Call Today to Schedule your Appointment. Phone: 916-844-8581.

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