With the heat wave hitting a high of between 38-39 degrees Celsius during the day, car owners are cranking up their air-conditioning units to keep cool in traffic.
The first line of defence against the heat starts with the right tinted material on your car’s windshield and windows.
The tinted glass business in Malaysia is a multi-million ringgit one and every single day dozens of Malaysian car owners get cheated wholesale by car salesmen, car dealers, tint shop owners and car accessory shops.
At the same time dozens of other car owners get the best protection against the sun and harming UV rays by honest tint shop owners and car salesman who offer a warranty on the tint.
The ratio is relatively uneven against those who are honest and here’s why.
There are many tint brands that offer the best protection against the sun and its UV harming rays but like all good things, you need to pay for good quality products.
Herein lies the silliness of many car owners. When a new car salesman offers them a hefty discount on a “quality original” tint they smile willingly and agree.
Are you sure that tint supposedly costing RM2,850 for a whole car can be yours for only RM1,800?
The truth is, the tint offered is probably worth RM80 and the cost to install about RM100. That brings the total cost to only RM180, 10% of the discounted price offered to you initially.
The remainder is shared between the “quality tint” dealer and the salesman.
Car owners who have been fooled drive around for months with fake tint that allows UV rays to “slowly kill” their skin and their cars’ interior and over time the tint film fades, cracks and even starts bubbling.
These same car owners who have been fooled cannot complain or get retribution as they did not get an official warranty. It’s simply too late as money has been spent and the tint film is now as good as a child’s schoolbook wrapper.
So, be wise and ask for a warranty, and check the warranty details. And remember, cheap tint is as good as no tint at all.
Best to do your research and ask www.dsf.my who the honest and good quality tint shops are that offer a quality product with a strong and solid warranty.
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