Does Window tint Devalue your car?

Does Window tint Devalue your car?

At Sun Control of Minnesota, we get different kinds of questions every day. What's the legal tint percentage for my car? Can you get your windshield tinted? And so much more. A common question we see here is: Does tinting windows devalue your car? With how often we get this question, we think it's fair that we tell everyone the answer. The answer is no; it does not devalue your car; in fact, it can actually increase the value of your car depending on who you ask. You are able to look at the value your car has to offer in two very different ways. Number 1 would be if you want to try and appeal to as many people as you can in order to sell your car. Number 2 is that you want to have your car appeal to as few people as possible in order to sell it. How you measure your car is going to determine who is going to be interested in buying it. A lot of people are not going to understand that if a car is harder to get, the more you change it, the more you can make on the sale.

How it Affects Value


If you are concerned about how window tint will lower your resale value, try to consider this. Window tint is considered impermanent. What this means is that you are able to remove the car window tint with almost no consequences to your car whatsoever. If you are really concerned that the window tint is going to devalue your car in case you resell it later, then you don’t have anything to worry about when you decide to sell it. Many car sellers are going to tell you that window tint decreases the value of your car, but that is not the case. A lot of car sellers will also tell you that your car window tint increases its value and that some people will not buy a car without any window tint. Think about what window tint adds to your car.

  • Curb Appeal
  • Improved privacy
  • Decreased light exposure
  • And much more




It isn't a shock to people that people in warmer climates that have some increased sun exposure are going to value car window tints way more than people in colder climates. This might be true, but you also want to look at it from another angle. Those in colder climates may want their windows tinted because they lock in warm air, which means they won’t have to spend as much on heat. They may also want the increased privacy that window tint offers. You can also think about the different styles and sizes that tint can offer. The style factor can end up determining the value of your car to a potential buyer. Depending on the market you are in, think about what people like and may want in a car. If you get a bold highlighter paint job and add window tint and maybe various mods, Who is going to want to buy a car after this? You don’t want to overdo the style of your car. Adding window tint should be enough to add style to your car while still making it look good. The value of your car is going to go beyond what make and model it is.


At Sun Control of Minnesota, we are professionals when it comes to window tinting. It doesn't matter if they are car windows or your home windows. We make sure we get the job done the way you want it. Give us a call today to get started on improving your car in style with some window tint.