Where do I start? First off, Friendly and professional staff. I dropped my new 2014 WRX hatchback off on 4/17/2014, while waiting for my ride I had a talk with the owner. He is one of the most honest and down to earth person you'll ever meet. I had no doubts or worries about leaving my car in his hands.
Now on to the best part of my experience, aside from the AWESOME tint job, the customer service was second to none. I work 40 miles from home and stated that I would not be able to pick my car up until 6 p.m. though they close at 5. Art just kept saying don't worry, it's no big deal. after sitting in traffic for two hours I finally made it to the shop at 7 p.m. where Art's son had waited for me to pick my car up and greeted me with a smile. They could have easily just told me to pick it up the next business day or told me that I couldn't leave my car but they waited an extra two hours after closing and not once did they call to rush me.
This will always be my go to place for all of the tinting needs.
I recently bought a black 2013 STi hatchback. It came with 8 non-tinted windows (front windshield, 2 front windows, 2 rear windows, 2 rear blind spot windows, rear windshield). I told myself when I bought the car I wouldn't modify/touch it, let alone anyone else I didn't trust to touch my baby.
I was holding off on doing any type of modification to my car, but I really couldn't stand driving without any privacy. I just felt like other drivers could see everything I was doing inside my car, like sneaking in the occasional glances at the text messages on my phone. Eventually after 5 weeks of being reluctant, I just caved and began searching for local shops to tint my windows.
As you know on yelp, there are over dozens of different businesses that specialize in tinting. However, I wanted a tint shop that didn't earn just the typical consumers' respect in the community. I called various of places and that's when I found out that Shades Tinting worked on vehicles for the local law enforcement. The police trusted a pop-and-son shop, like Shades Tinting, to tint a bunch of their vehicles. It only made sense to bring my beloved Subaru to them to get tinted.
Before I walked into the shop, I didn't know much about tinting. I spoke with Art (Pop and owner of Shades Tinting) over the phone and he explained the benefits of ceramic tint, different brands of tint they carried (3M, Suntek, etc), step-by-step process of the installation, and reassured me that the process was going to be 100% painless.
After arriving at the shop for my scheduled appointment, I was still indecisive between regular and ceramic tint. Matt (Son and co-owner) demonstrated the ceramic film in action. He asked me to go outside and stare up at the sun. Mind you, it was a hot 88 degrees afternoon. Like every other normal person looking at the sun, the immediate reflex was to hold my hand over my face to shade it from the blaring heat and brightness. Then, Matt told me to remove my hand and cover it with their Suntek ceramic tinted display model. Immediately, I felt the change in temperature and light. The heat was almost entirely gone and my face felt cool. I was sold on ceramic tint!
Since the shop works on one vehicle at a time, Matt and Patrick (employee) finished my car in 45 minutes. I was surprised by the short amount of time because other tint shops have told me that I would need to return 4 hours later to pick up my car as they were working on other vehicles. Which in turn inconveniences my schedule/routine . Yet with Shades Tinting, they focused primarily on one customer's vehicle at a time.
Once the tint was installed, Art went over a few steps to taking care of the tint. I had a high-end ceramic film, so the windows were not to be rolled down for 5 days. The rear windshield defroster could not be turned on for two weeks. As for cleaning, a less abrasive glass cleaner that contains no ammonia is recommend. I bought a spray bottle of Stoner's Invisible Glass, which is safe for tinted windows.
All in all, the transformation made a significant difference. I made the right choice in getting Suntek CXP (CarbonXP) ceramic film. I had 18% on my front door windows and 5% limo on the rest of the windows. The price of ceramic film was slightly more than regular tint film, however, the benefits are well worth it. My state-of-mind while driving is finally at ease, as I feel isolated from noisy drivers, pedestrians, and outside world. I can go about my day feeling noticeably cooler with my ceramic tinted windows. I don't even need to turn up my AC on full blast since most of the heat is blocked by the tint.
THANK YOU SHADES TINTING!
Thanks so much Art for the great customer service and quality of installation
I recently had two cars tinted at Shades, very easy to make an appointment and they are prompt and respect your time. I did not think tinting would cost as much, but the quality of products and overall factory finish look is worth the price. My 435 went with 18% all the way, and my mum has a white lexus and also did the same. My mum went with ceramic, and the difference is unreal, I should have paid the extra for additional protection but nonetheless I'm very happy and will be back!
Checkout the pic, gray 435 with blacked out wheels
Best tinting job ever.Everyone there is very nice,They are patient.They did a job tinting my 2014 camaro.I will definitely bring my fridends here.
I found Shades Tinting when researching local businesses to have my tint redone on my truck a few months ago. The place prior did a less than good job and it was lifting and peeling. After reading good reviews for Shades I decided to give them a try. They did a great job in little time and were fair priced. My husband and I have come back two more time for our new cars now and each time were happy with the work that was done. Art is a professional who knows how to run a business the old fashion way... letting his work speak for itself. If you're in the area for a tint job that will be done well and fair priced check out Shades!
Just got my Prius windows tinted a week ago at Shades Tinting and couldn't be happier with the results. The tint looked great the first day, no bubbles or dirt between the window and tint. The best part is Art the owner treated me like I had been a long time customer even though it was my first time there. Art offered to drive me back to work because he knew it would take a little bit longer due to all of the windows on the Prius, he also picked me up when it was completed. The price was very reasonable and it also came with a lifetime guarantee. Plus the great customer service and quality of work is why I am going back in a couple of days to get my taillights tinted.
I went with my boyfriend to buy HIDs and have them installed in his dad's car. All the workers here are honest, friendly, and down to earth people that really reflect the shop owner's personality as well. It's really hard to find shops who genuinely want to help you instead of milk you for your money. It's a shame they can't be my mechanics as well! Lol. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a place to get their lights or tinting done because of their amazing prices and amazing service.
Fast, friendly, honest, and great price!!!! What more can you ask for?
Exellent work, excellent customer service, and excellent price. We were so impressed, we will be getting a quote for the windows of our home! Keep up tne great work! :)
This place is great. I went to Shades so I could remove the tint on my windows, and I'm glad I found out about this place. Art is a super nice guy and they got the job done extremely quick. If anyone needs to have a tint job done, this is the place to go! It was only $20 to remove the tint on my two front windows! I will definitely go back for any other services I need and will recommend it to everyone I know.
After a while of searching for the right place to get my new truck tinted I stumbled upon Shades tinting. The owner Art was very professional, upfront, and kind. He went out of his way and gave me a ride to work when I had no option of getting their! Art is truly a master of his craft. I highly recommend these guys, if your like me and are extremely picky about your car, then this is your place. Great Prices, Great Service going beyond. I will be recommending this place to my friends and Family. Thanks Art !
P.S. This guy will answer all your annoying questions like mine LOL
Art is the man to go to. He explained each one to me and my wife what works best. Also he gave us a ride home instead of waiting in the shop and the pick us up after its done. That is the kind of customer service you won't get from a regular shop. Also the quality of work was great, definitely will refer and come back inthis shop.
Had my window's tinted on Saturday and Art (the owner) was able to squeeze me on his schedule in such a short notice. The staff was very polite and professional. His son's also had all great customer service, they did all the window's on my car and they look great. They recommended what tint would look best with my car and Art even took us to the bank to get some cash and dropped us at downtown La Verne so that we could walk around while our car was being worked on. Once my car was finished, I received a call that letting my car was done and if we needed a ride back. This place has the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE and all they're service has life time warranty. :) I now know where to take all my future cars.
Thanks guys, my husband loved the color of the tint on the car. One Happy customer!!
The crew did an awesome job on my Audi S4! They removed the old tint and installed new ceramic tint all around ! Art and his son Matt are very friendly and professional and the work and price can't be beat !
Art even went out of his way to drive me home to wait until my car was done and offered to pick me back up at no charge ! Great customer service !
Wow.... Service was phenomenal and everything was finished in a timely matter loved it
Hands down the best tint shop around. Shades Tinting in La Verne is ran by a father and son team. They both go above and beyond to make sure you have a pleasant experience. Great guys to chat w/ too. They'll treat you like family. I'd recommend this place to anyone who is looking to get professional tint. My Ceramic tint keeps me cool and looks great. Well worth the money. Thanks guys.
Very helpful and nice people. Got my first car tint done here two years ago and it still looks brand new. Recently got my third tint done and looks great. Plan on getting my fourth done soon, very recommended place! They do a great job and have great prices that can't be beat. They also use the best quality tint that doesn't fade or anything.
Shades Tinting in La Verne did a GREAT job on my new BMW 328i Coupe. Hands down terrific work and awesome customer service. They treated me like family. Great pricing too!
Tint, from every light to dark, they have the variety of shades you want. I brought my 2010 Toyota Corolla brand new and since it's been more then a year and half. still looks great, no fading, cracks, bubbles, none of those issues. They have wonderful service, Art the owner is good people and they do a great job.
Plus his also billingual, which is also handy. I sent my Spanish speaking family here too. Lol.
I also had HID's installed from here, great they haven't given me any problems and Iove how they look. Price are legit for the quality and service. I also came back and got my 03 Infiniti G35 tinited and I'm digging this one too. You want the right Tint for the car you cherish, this is where to come. I drive 35 miles to this spot. Pasadena to La Verne. Worth the time, every time. The Tint also has warranty.
Highly recommend this place. The owner really knows how to go the extra mile to make sure the customer is happy. The entire crew were friendly, and explained their process. Shades tinting is truly how businesses should be run. Just give them a call or stop by and you will see for yourself.
Awesome service and honest personnel who know what theyre doing.most competitive prices ive seen for all tint/lighting needs and the only place i would recommend my friends/family go to get their ride taken care of
Been almost 6 months since I had my tint done by this place. NO PROBLEMS at all with my tint and turned out just as i wanted. Good job guys! Customer service is really great too. (3M certified)
It's true what other reviewers are saying- this is a great tint shop. I took in my 03 jeep wrangler for limo tinting on rear windows and medium tint on front and I cannot stop checking out my windows. Got it all done for $180 including no fault lifetime warranty. Art and Matt take pride in what they do and are amazingly helpful. Many past happy and grateful customers stop by to hang out which says a lot about their business and who they are as people. I will definitely continue to bring my cars here or stop by and hang out.
They've done all my cars tint, hid lights,and they do a great job with very competitive prices. Father and son business and they know how to treat their people. Ask for art and he will really take care of you.
EXCELLENT JOB on my restaurant anti-graffiti film. they took their time to make sure they did a good job. I felt very bad for them because the wind was not helping them at all, but they did the job. GREAT COMPANY FOR COMMERCIAL JOBS.
Excellent place to get your HID and tinting done. Very excellent and friendly staff I have my lights tinted and windows and HID lights done by them. I highly recommend them for tinting and lights..I won't take my car anywhere else.
Art and his son tackled re-tinting my two front windows that I got done when I first got my car. The windows were just to light, and I wanted to go darker. After 2 1/2 hours of peeling the tint off, scraping all the glue off it was done. Both Art and his son went out of there way to make it look great. This is DEFIANTLY a family owned business and it shows! The quality of the work is just un-beatable by the other tint shops around.
I had my scion xd get tinted here. I was referred by my cousin who spoke highly of them. I called in before and talked to Art prior to coming in. From the phone conversation alone I could tell he was a pleasant person to deal with. When I got there, the staff were very friendly and kind, talking and conversating through the whole process. Tint came out nice and clean. I called the next day about getting a lighter tint due to some problems not relating to the store and Art worked out a deal right away. Definitely would recommend it to anyone who needs to get their tints done. Great service, great prices, great people. Can't beat that.
I just got my Mazda3 sedan tinted here this past weekend and I couldn't have had a better experience!! Art and his son not only suggest what tinting will look good and be functional, but they also educate you as to the ins and outs of tinting. They are very professional and extremely honest! They were also just very nice people so you don't feel like you're just another customer in a shop, but rather you get a very personal family like experience. As soon as they finished, they called me to come pick it up and then Art explained instructions on how to take care of my tint job. So if you're looking for an affordable, personable, and just plain easy tint experience, look no further. This is the place to go to, not to mention the warranty included with the tint job. Another plus is the fact that Art is bilingual, so if you only speak spanish, no worries, you're in good hands. If i ever need to retint the other family cars, this is where i'm coming.
I my work done and shades and loved it.... it was a great experience and great price my friend recomendes it after he got work done on his 2012 camaro...... now i will recomend it thank you guys for the great work....awsome service and extremely friendly
Great family owned business. Got my car done today and it looks fantastic. Art really went out of his way to accommodate me, and made sure I was a satisfied customer. I highly recommend going to Shades.
these guys are awsome, repaired my damaged tint on my window with no hassle, they had tinted the windows on my car last year and something inside my panel ripped the tint off my window they proved to me that it wasnt a defect on the tint but a problem with my door panel and told me what i could do to fix it, they didnt make a big deal about repairing the tint even though it wasnt their fault and didnt charge me for the repair they are friendly and honest people i will use these guys any day, they also fixed my foggy headlights last year, the headlights were really bad i tried fixing them with that DIY kit they sell at autozone but it was a waste of my time and money i took it to these guys and a year has gone by and they still look as good as new makes my car look a lot better. you will be happy with the service and quality of work they do here and they are pretty reasonable with the prices im definitely going back next time i need something.
Shades tinting is the best tint shop.... I have gotten two car tinted with H.I.D. lights and there work was amazing!!! Excellent customer service. Friendly, personable, and HONEST. They take there time on the job to really make sure it is done right. I tell anybody looking for a place to get the car set the way they want this is the place to go. The best part about this place its the cheapest I found in the OC area. Look for some where cheaper with this quality you won't find it. Ask for ART... He will take care of you.