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Window tinting in Crystal City should always be done by professionals.  You can really mess up laying out your own film and your vehicle's appearance and performance will suffer as a result.  Letting professionals do the job may cost a bit more, but it's less expensive than doing it wrong and paying for it twice.  Tinting your windows with an aftermarket product is a great way to increase the value of the car and how much enjoyment you get out of it.

Why people tint vehicle windows

Aftermarket window tinting serves a lot of purposes.  It provides privacy for drivers that don't want to be seen on the roadways.  You can know that people aren't looking at you and examining your car for valuables that they can steal.  Your privacy will be increased with a good window tint.

UV protection is the second reason.  The interior of a vehicle will last much longer with window tinting because of the reduction in UV rays.  Leather and fabric interiors last far longer without the sun beating down on them.

A third reason is heat reduction.  You can cut up to 70% of the heat in your car with a good window tinting.  In a hot St. Louis summer that can make all the difference between a stifling hot car and a comfortable ride.

In an accident, the fourth reason is that the adhesive of the tint helps keep the glass together.  Fewer shards of sharp glass flying around are always safer.


Why You Should Care About Window Tinting

Tinting windows may or may not help with the resale of a vehicle. It depends on if the tint was done early enough in the ownership of the car to protect the interior, which is a primary consideration for someone looking to purchase a used vehicle. It also depends on if the tint is legal in the state that the purchaser lives in. Another consideration was the method used to tint the windows. If a DIY tint has lots of bubbles or looks shoddy, it’s not going to be perceived as an asset. Lastly, it comes down to personal preference of the buyer. While the current owner of the vehicle might have loved the aftermarket tint, a prospective buyer might not. It is important to note that neither Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds list window tint in their estimates of car sale values.

Let Phine Designs tint your windows today.  The professional staff and great service will make you a customer for life.  Call us today at 636-931-2100 or visit today to learn more about our services.

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Phine Designs is the home of the one piece installation. With over thirty years of experience, we guaranty all our work and guaranty the best job and the best price. We offer a full line of Madico window films. Everything from light charcoal to dark, In metalized and non-metalized. All backed with a lifetime warranty. We also carry colors and chrome for the more custom rides. Phine designs also custom cuts graphics into the tint for the mild to the wild ride.

We also offer residential, commercial, and marine tinting. All backed by Madico's lifetime warranty on residential and marine and ten-year warranty on commercial. Whether it's your home, boat, car, or truck, we got you covered.

Madico's Charcool auto tint combines classic looks with contemporary functionality to deliver everything you need in an auto film- along with added benefits. Charcool is a cutting-edge extruded film that never changes color.

-State of the art extruded film
-Improves comfort due to maximum heat and glare rejection
-Reduces fading of vehicle's interior
-Improves personal safety by blocking 99% of UV rays
-Non-metal construction eliminates signal interference
-Helps hold shattered glass together in the event of an accident

Onyx films offer exceptional heat rejection and increased passenger privacy while reducing dangerous glare. In addition to a cooler, more comfortable ride, Onyx provides a high level of fade resistance to help keep your interior looking new for years to come. Onyx is a high-performance film designed for high heat rejection.

-High performance metalized film
-Helps hold shattered glass together in the event of an accident
-Improves comfort due to maximum heat and glare reduction
-Reduces fading of vehicle's interior
-Improves personal safety by blocking 99% of UV rays

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After a drunk driving arrest, many people have to have their cars fitted with an ignition interlock device. These essentially stop the car from being able to start until the driver can pass its test. It's essentially a car breathalyzer, testing whether the driver is impaired or not.
While this is not a lot of fun, it's a necessary step for thousands of people to get back on the road and drive their cars again. These are extremely common, and you probably know someone who has used one in the past or will need one someday.
Phine Designs is a certified Intoxalock installer that has years in the auto and performance parts business and can install this device for you. We chse Intoxalock because the industry-leading ignition interlock device is easy to use with its simple blow pattern and one button keypad. When you compare Intoxalock to other ignition interlock devices in the market, it’s easy to see why it’s the top choice among customers, state administrators, attorneys and more.
The device has a small mouthpiece to blow into and will read the alcohol level in your breath to indicate whether you are impaired or at risk, and then allow you to start the car if you pass. It's a great, well-designed device, and e are proud to feature it in our shop.
Intoxalock devices can be installed by our technicians at our facility located at 4 Waggener Industrial Ct., Crystal City, MO 63019 or call us at 636-931-2110 for an appointment and see for yourself how we can make your car the car of your dreams. Fix your Performance, Exhaust, and Air Intake issues today and get the performance you deserve from your vehicle at Phine Designs in Crystal City.

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Vehicle Performance Exhaust and Air Intake

Are you looking for better fuel economy and more miles to the gallon, or a couple more hp out of your engine, or a faster start, or better performance from your Exhaust or Air Intake?  Crystal City Performance Parts from Phine Designs will get you moving faster and save you gas money!

We offer a full line of plug-in performance and bolt-on horsepower products that we install for you at a reasonable, competitive price.  Our products include:

Power Programmers from Max Energy, Evolution, EvoHT and Insight

Holley Carburetors

MSD Ignition Parts

Airaid Filters and Spacers

Green Filters

K&N Filters

We also carry Exhaust products, including Cat-Back Systems, Mufflers and Polished Stainless Exhaust Tips from the top providers in the industry. Our featured Exhaust System is from MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust and we install every system that we sell.  Using an Exhaust System gives your vehicle the room to increase Torque and Horsepower by helping to push exhaust quickly.

We also help on the other end with Air Intake products.  We have Cold Air Intake Systems and Performance Filters from all of the biggest manufacturers like K&M, Green and AEM.  We also install all parts to make it a hassle-free experience for you.  We sell Intake Systems including “MIT” Modular Intake Tubes, Airaid Filters and Throttle Body Spacers to help get your engine sucking cold air in no time.

So call us at 636-931-2110 for an appointment and see for yourself how we can make your car the car of your dreams.  Fix your Performance, Exhaust and Air Intake issues today and get the performance you deserve from your vehicle at Phine Designs in Crystal City.

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If you want to have your windows tinted in Crystal City to the exact specifications you and the law require, there's only one shop in town to take it to. Phine Designs has been tinting windows in Crystal City for over 30 years and nobody does it better.

Your car deserves to have the proper tint, without bubbling or tearing and in the color that sets off your paint job. You need to get your window tint done by professionals because it's a job that can go very badly if you try to do it yourself or use a company that doesn't have the skills to do it properly. In Crystal City, the professionals for Window Tint are Phine Designs.
Along with tinting windows better than anyone else in Crystal City, we also offer:
Auto and Boat Tinting
Commercial and residential Tint
Mobile Video
nerf bars
bug shields
running boards
stainless rockers
bed caps
tonno covers
clear headlight/taillights
cab lights
vent visors
HID headlights
billet grills
So call us at 636-931-2110 for an appointment and see for yourself how we can make your car the car of your dreams.

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