How Much Does Auto Tint Cost?

In short, auto tint can cost anywhere from $59 to $1000 depending on the project. That said, the average customer will pay around $100 – $400. For example, tinting the front 2 on a coupe starts at $99 whereas tinting all sides and back window on an SUV starts at $259.

There are a variety of factors affecting tint price including (but not limited to) the type of tint, warranties, and how many windows you are tinting. All of that said, let’s dive into showing you a fair price for window tinting on your specific type of vehicle.

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What Factors Influence the Price of Auto Window Tint?

When it comes to window tinting, there are a variety of factors which affect the price. Below we outline these different factors and explain why they can increase (or decrease) the cost of your window tint.

  • Vehicle type. Simply put, vehicles with less windows require less material—which means a lower price. Similarly, those vehicles with ‘easier’ windows will take less time and effort to install, which means less cost.
  • Unique vehicles. Some vehicles have unique aspects which increase the price of tint. A Tesla Model 3, for example, has a massive glass roof which adds a lot of time and material to the installation. Older vehicles can be more complex because there are no templates for them for a tint plotter and the tint for their windows must be hand-cut to size. That said, most shops won’t charge more, you will just have a longer appointment time.
  • Cost of tint removal. If previous tint, or other gunk or glue must be removed from your window, this adds time to the overall installation. Usually—if glue or gunk is minimal—shops will just remove it without charging you, but if the work will take a lot of time it can increase cost.
  • Tint material. The type of material used to make the window tint film itself affects price. Dyed window tint is cheaper than a carbon or ceramic window tint. But the benefits of the higher quality film are absolutely recognizable.
  • Installer experience. Installing window tint is an absolute art. If you don’t believe us, we challenge you to try and clean the inside of your back window. You’ll see what we mean. Now imagine doing that, but with a massive piece of tint that can’t touch anything otherwise it will get contaminated. Well, you get the point.
  • Overhead. A good tint shop has some overhead that your buddy will not. They use high-end equipment (lights, squeegees, knives, proper spray, torches, etc…) to get the job done right. They also will have a controlled environment which ensures minimal contaminations (dust, hair, dirt) affecting the finished product.
  • Brand of tint. You pay for what you get. The brand of window tint will absolutely affect price. For example, we use FormulaOne window tint. FormulaOne has the industry’s best warranty and ranks highest in terms of looks, durability, and performance. These quality window films can only be installed by certified tint shops. This certification is mandated by the manufacturer so they can ensure their tint always out-performs their competition.
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How Much Does it Cost to Tint my Car?

A car is commonly going to fall into 2 pricing categories: coupes and sedans. Strictly speaking, this will be based mostly on the number of windows your vehicle has: a coupe having the front 2 window and 2 smaller rear windows. A sedan has the front two with larger rear two windows as well as some smaller quarter panels. If you own a station wagon or similar, those are common looped in with SUVs based on complexity and number of windows.

Cost to Tint a Coupe

  • All Sides and Rear Window: $189 – $549
  • Front Two Windows: $99 – $259
  • Single Window: $59 – $129
  • Back Window: $79 – $259
  • Windshield: $119 – $299
  • Sunroof: $59 – $159

Want to schedule an appointment? Schedule a coupe window tinting appointment today!

Cost to Tint a Sedan

  • All Sides and Rear Window: $189 – $549
  • Front Two Windows: $99 – $259
  • Single Window: $59 – $129
  • Back Window: $79 – $259
  • Windshield: $119 – $299
  • Sunroof: $59 – $159
  • Panoramic Sunroof: $119 – $299

Want to schedule an appointment? Schedule a sedan window tinting appointment today!

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How Much Does it Cost to Tint my Truck?

When it comes to trucks, the main factor that will affect price will be number of windows. So crew cabs tend to take a little longer (and a little more material) than a standard cab truck. Which means cost will be increased. Also to note: if your sunroof isn’t technically a panoramic but  Below are some various price ranges for truck tint.

The Cost to Tint a Truck

  • All Sides and Back Window for a Standard Cab: $159 – $459
  • All Sides and Back Window for a Extended Cab: $189 – $549
  • All Sides and Back Window for a Crew Cab: $209 – $599
  • Single Window: $59 – $129
  • Back Window: $79 – $259
  • Windshield: $119 – $299
  • Sunroof: $59 – $159
  • Panoramic Sunroof: $119 – $299

Want to schedule an appointment? Schedule a truck window tinting appointment today!

How Much Does it Cost to Tint my Van?

When it comes to vans, the main factor that will affect price will be number of windows. Often, pricing that you will find online will be based on a ‘base’ minivan style vehicle. If your vehicle is more of a cargo van, transport van, or conversion van, you could end up paying more (or less) for your installation. Be sure to contact a tint shop near you for more exact pricing.

The Cost to Tint a Van

  • All Sides and Back Window: $259 – $715
  • Single Window: $59 – $129
  • Back Window: $79 – $259
  • Windshield: $119 – $299
  • Sunroof: $59 – $159
  • Panoramic Sunroof: $119 – $299

Want to schedule an appointment? Schedule a van window tinting appointment today!

How Much Does it Cost to Tint my SUV?

When it comes to pricing out an SUV, the main factor which affects price will be number of windows. That said, most of the time the number of windows in an SUV will be the same as a station wagon or van. This is why the price to tint an SUV is usually going to line up very closely to the price of a van or wagon.

The Cost to Tint a SUV

  • All Sides and Back Window: $259 – $715
  • Single Window: $59 – $129
  • Back Window: $79 – $259
  • Windshield: $119 – $299
  • Sunroof: $59 – $159
  • Panoramic Sunroof: $119 – $299

Want to schedule an appointment? Schedule a SUV window tinting appointment today!

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How Much Does it Cost to Tint my Tesla?

When it comes to tinting a Tesla, there are a variety of different prices based on the vehicle type. First off, a Tesla should only be tinted using higher non-metalized window tint. This is because metalized window tints can affect the electronics within the vehicle. This put your cost at the higher end of window tint technology.

The Cost to Tint a Tesla

  • Tesla Model S All Sides and Back Window: $399 – $599
  • Tesla Model X or Model Y All Sides and Back Window: $449 – $715
  • Tesla Model 3 All Sides and Back Window: $855
  • Front 2 Windows: $179 – $259
  • Single Window: $79 – $129
  • Back Window: $149 – $259
  • Windshield: $199 – $299
  • Tesla Model X Windshield – $725
  • Sunroof: $89 – $159
  • Panoramic Sunroof: $199 – $299
  • Tesla Model Y Panoramic Sunroof – $725

Tinting a Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 has a massive back window that stretches up making it double as a panoramic sunroof. To properly tint this piece of glass, your shop needs the experience and the proper size of window tint to prevent seams. So if you’re going to tint the back window / roof it will add to the price.

Tinting a Model X

The windshield on a Tesla Model X is massive—so big in fact it’s not really even fair to call it a windshield. It’s really a panoramic glass roof. Tinting this roof (without a massive seam down the middle) requires an uncommon size roll of window tint. In fact, in our area, we’re the only shop that even carries the stuff.

Tinting a Model Y

Tinting the Tesla Model Y is handled differently because of the panoramic sunroof. More specifically, the headliner which spans the sunroof. The headliner needs to be removed safely in order to tint the entire roof without seams. Additionally, because of the drastic curves in the sunroof, relief cuts need to be made in the tint to help it properly shape to the contours of the glass. Most shops won’t even touch this type of project. 

Want to schedule an appointment? Schedule a Tesla window tinting appointment today!

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Contact Your Local Tint Shop

To be clear, the priced seen in this post were accurate on the date of its posting. The price of window tint can fluctuate as the cost of materials and labor also fluctuates. So that said, it’s a very good idea to give your local tint shop a call to get a more accurate price for a vehicle in your area. They will be absolutely be able to give you a price over the phone, some even offering the chance to schedule a tint installation online!