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UV protection while reducing any light and heat that enters your exotic | sports | everyday vehicle in Fremont, CA

Why we choose to offer 3M window tint over XPEL | Suntek | etc.?

Carzwerk is proud to offer 3M Window Tint Service by Automall Tint Specialist AMTS to your vehicle.

Tint is a very subjective area. It is somewhat similar to choosing the lenses in your eye glasses. You could go with photochromic lenses and they certainly offer convenience, but are they the best for your style? XPEL and Suntek have great products in general, but that doesn’t mean that all their products are great. The same way, you would buy a Samsung phone, but will have second thoughts on that Samsung refrigerator.

3M has a long history of building great quality products. You see them in a lot of areas and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their tint film competes with the names like XPEL and Suntek. Their high-quality window film is designed to provide several benefits when applied to your vehicle’s windows or home or office windows. One thing to keep in mind that 3M’s window tint is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation and it’s also the Official Window Film of NASCAR

We’re going to make another analogy to the eye care industry: you could get an inexpensive pair of frames with some Nikon lenses. The same would apply for window tint and 3M offers multiple types of film for different budgets and different purposes.

Type of 3M Window Tint We Offer

3M Crystalline Window Tint

Reject heat, not looks. 3M™ Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series is a non-metallized film that performs better than other dark films, allowing you to reject heat so you need less air conditioning.

3M Tint 30
3M Tint 31

3M Ceramic IR Window Tint

Ride in comfort and style. 3M™ Automotive Window Film Ceramic IR Series is a ceramic tint that offers great infrared rejection for optimal comfort and is available in an attractive neutral color.

3M Tint 32
3M Tint 33

Whether it's crystalline or ceramic tint here are some of the key benefits of 3M Tint:

Heat Rejection

One of the primary benefits of Tint is its exceptional heat rejection properties. It can block a significant portion of solar heat, helping to keep the interior of your vehicle or building cooler. This can reduce the need for excessive air conditioning, leading to energy savings.

UV Protection

Tint can block up to 99.9% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays can cause damage to your skin, as well as fade and deteriorate the interior of your car or home. Tint protects yourself and your belongings from UV radiation.

Glare Reduction

Tint can significantly reduce glare from the sun, headlights and other bright light sources. This improves visibility and can make driving more comfortable, especially during sunny days or nighttime driving.

Increased Privacy

Depending on the darkness of the tint you choose, 3M Tint can enhance privacy by making it more difficult for outsiders to see inside your vehicle or building. This added privacy can be valuable for personal comfort and security.

Aesthetic Enhancement

Tint offers a sleek and high-end appearance. It can enhance the overall aesthetics of your vehicle or building while also providing functional benefits.

Reduced Fading

By blocking UV rays and a significant amount of solar heat, Tint helps prevent the fading of interior furnishings, upholstery, and carpets, prolonging their lifespan and preserving their appearance.

Safety and Security

While not as robust as some security films designed specifically for this purpose, Tint can add an extra layer of protection to your windows. It can help hold shattered glass together in the event of an accident or break-in, reducing the risk of injury and making it more difficult for intruders to enter.


3M typically offers a comprehensive warranty on their  Tint products, providing peace of mind and ensuring the quality and longevity of the film.


It’s important to note that the specific benefits you experience may vary depending on the darkness of the tint, the quality of the installation and the type of windows you have. It’s advisable to consult with a professional installer to determine the best tint for your needs and to ensure proper installation.


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Block UV rays, not envy.

The Crystalline Series rejects more heat than many dark films without changing the appearance of your vehicle, making it the superior choice for comfort.
Rejects up to 64% of total solar energy* and up to 99% of infrared rejection** (IRER+ up to 69%) for optimal thermal comfort to stay cool.^
Features a proprietary, multilayer optical film nano technology that combines over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post it® Note. 
Non-metalized so stay connected with your devices

Cost: $$

Features 3M advanced nano-ceramic technology for great infrared heat reduction

Rejection of up to 66% of the total solar energy* and up to 95% of the heat-producing infrared rays** (IRER+ up to 67%) gives you the ultimate in comfort.^
Cool blue shade
Available in an attractive neutral color
Non-metalized so stay connected with your devices

Cost: $

NOTE: Auto tint laws vary by state or province. Please check your local laws or ask your dealer installer for films that meet your local tint laws.

Limited Lifetime Warranty: Sold and installed by professional 3M Authorized Dealer Installers and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Data should be used as a reference tool for net VLT on ¼” (6mm) thick, automotive green glass of 73% VLT, and testing is in accordance to ANSI/NFRC 200 Procedure.

*IRR – Percent of solar infrared energy in the 900 – 1,000 nm wavelength range that is rejected by the film. Measurement is made of film with liner alone (i.e. no glass).

**IRER – Percent of solar infrared energy that is rejected over the wavelength range from 780 – 2,500 nm. IRER takes into account the transmitted and absorbed IR energy that will be reradiated into a car. Data shown is for the performance of film applied to glass.

Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product as an effective UV protectant.

  • TSER – Total Solar Energy Rejection

    The percentage of total solar energy rejected by filmed glass. The higher this value, the less solar heat is transmitted.

  • VLT – Visible Light Transmitted

    The percentage of visible light that passes directly through filmed glass: the higher the number, the lighter the film.

  • Ultraviolet Rejection

    The percentage of ultraviolet (UV) light that is rejected by the filmed glass. UV light contributes to the fading and deterioration of fabrics and leather.

  • IRR – Infrared Rejection*

    The percentage of solar infrared energy rejection over the wavelength range from 900-1,000 nm. Infrared rays are primarily responsible for the heat you feel when driving. 

  • IRER – Infrared Energy Rejection**

    The percent of solar infrared energy rejection over the wavelength range from 780–2,500 nm. IRER takes into account the transmitted and absorbed IR energy that will be reradiated into a car.

  • Glare Reduction

    The percentage by which visible light is reduced by the addition of film. Data shown is the estimated performance of film applied to ¼” (6mm) thick, 73% VLT automotive green glass. Data is for reference only.

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