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Tinting Your Model 3's Windows Can Increase Driving Range

Solar heat can activate your Tesla's Cabin Overheat Protection and drain the battery.
Tinting the windows keeps your cabin cool and increases battery life.

Tinting Your Model 3's Windows Can Increase Driving Range

Solar heat can activate your Tesla's Cabin Overheat Protection and drain the battery.
Tinting the windows keeps your cabin cool and increases battery life.

Top 6 Reasons to Tint Your Tesla's Windows

More Privacy

Blocks 96% of The Sun's IR Rays, Reducing Heat Gain by up to 70%

Improves Vehicle Appearance

Reduces Sun Glare for Safer Driving

Prevents Interior Sun Damage

Protects Your Skin from Damaging UV Rays


All Tesla models have a CABIN OVERHEAT PROTECTION feature that automatically turns the A/C on if the interior gets over 110 degrees while parked. Once your battery reaches 20%, this feature shuts down, but you’ve already lost most of your battery. The Model 3 has a large glass surface area, making it prone to battery drain in hot weather. Tinting your Model 3’s windows keeps the cabin cool and prevents the Cabin Overheat Protection feature from activating. This results in saving your battery and improving your Tesla’s mileage per charge, especially during the hot summer months.


  • Increases Mileage Per Charge
  • Protects Against Harmful UV Rays
  • Maintains a Cool Cabin (style and temperature)
  • Prevents Battery Drain
  • Reduces Sun Glare
  • Uses Less A/C
Watch Why Tint Your Tesla Video


Traditional window films try to do two things—block heat and look cool—and usually don’t do either of them well. XPEL’s PRIME ceramic films give you the protective benefits of window tint but don’t obstruct your view like lower quality window films.


Utilizing a nano-ceramic construction, PRIME XR Ceramic Film maintains the same flawless appearance and clarity for multiple years. Blocking up to 88% of infrared heat, PRIME XR will provide you with the level of performance you expect from a top-of-the-line automotive window tint without breaking the bank.

Watch XPEL PRIME XR video

XPEL Prime XR Plus

Rejecting infrared heat thanks to a multi-layer nanoparticle technology, PRIME XR PLUS automotive window tint combines a cool look with extreme performance. Stay comfortable and protected in all types of weather with PRIME XR PLUS ceramic film.

Watch XPEL PRIME XR Plus video


We train our technicians to handle each installation with the utmost care. Bring your car in and get a free quote. Our window tint and paint protection specialists can turn any Model 3 into a blacked-out beast.

How does Sun Stoppers tint Tesla Model 3's?

Watch us upgrade this Tesla's windows with XPEL Advanced Tint.

How do you tint a Tesla Model 3 back window???

We'll show you our secret weapon.

Tesla Model 3 Tint, Paint Protection Film & Ceramic Coating

See how this Tesla became virtually indestructible.


Sun Stoppers offers paint protection and ceramic coating to keep your Tesla in mint condition. These protective measures safeguard your Tesla’s exterior from harsh road conditions.


Paint protection is one of the best investments you can make to keep your Tesla in new condition. Watch the video below to see the amazing benefits of XPEL’s self-healing film or learn more about paint protection by clicking the link.


  • Heals itself when exposed to heat
  • Keeps your Tesla in mint condition
  • Protects your paint from road debris
  • Minimizes damage from door dings
  • Saves thousands in paint repairs

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UV rays can fade your Tesla’s paint job real quick. Different kinds of substances like tree sap can also inflict damage on your Tesla’s exterior. Ceramic coating prevents your Tesla’s paint job from fading and makes all sorts of road debris slide right off your exterior.


  • Protects your paint from fading due to harmful UV Rays
  • Reduces the number of scratches
  • Sheds different types of road debris
  • Prevents harmful substances from staining your Tesla’s paint job
  • Makes your Tesla shine like a diamond

Learn MoreWatch Before & After Video


Sun Stoppers partners with XPEL to bring you the highest-grade protective films available for your Model 3 Tesla. Bring your Model 3 down to Sun Stoppers, and you’ll get specialized installation of window tint, paint protection and ceramic coating by experienced professionals. We love what we do and it shows!


“The Xpel Xr-plus tint they put on my Tesla Model 3 looks great!”


“I have a Tesla Model 3 and had the full car tinted. If you want to do a full back window this is the place to go. Randy and Mike did an incredible job especially on that back window which is an absolute monster.”


“I had my Tesla Model 3 protected with XPEL Paint Protection Film, Window Tint, and Ceramic Coating! Hands down amazing service and high-quality products. I would highly recommend this place.”


“They are efficient in their work and they finished the job in just 3 hours for the entire car. And for a Tesla Model 3 it needs quite the professional hand and they did a fantastic job! Especially the one piece for the back window, which is one of the largest for a sedan and not a lot of shops can do it. That’s why I made the trip to them…Kudos guys!”


“Brandon is a real pro. His tint work on my Tesla Model 3 exceeded my extremely high standards when it comes to fine vehicles. Brandon sets a high bar for other shops offering similar services. I drove from Hendersonvile because of his stellar rep. I highly recommend.”


See how window tinting, ceramic coating, or paint protection could look on the front, sides, and back of your vehicle.

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Questions about tinting your Tesla? See our answers below...

Can you tint windows on a Model 3 with one piece of film?

Yes, we can. We use a single 60-inch piece of window film to ensure a quality install and maximum lifespan for the window tint. This also helps cover some of the larger and wider windows that some Tesla models have.

Is Tesla window tinting different from other vehicles?

Not really. Even though Teslas require a lot “of extras” when it comes to their batteries and engine, the windows are pretty standard. 

What is the average length that window tint lasts on Tesla cars?

There are many factors that go into how long window tint lasts on a any given car, but standard-industry films typically last around 5 years. However, the XPEL product we use often lasts at least 10 years if properly maintained!

Should I wait a certain number of hours before rolling the windows down when my Model 3 gets tinted?

Yes. Rolling your windows down prematurely can harm the window tint just like washing your windows too soon can, too. While 4 days is usually long enough to wait, you might want to wait a week to be on the safe side.

Is it normal to have bubbles in my window after they are tinted?

Bubbles in the window tints are normal for a few hours after installation. If the bubbles remain after a week or two, the window tint was not installed properly.

Is there a difference in window film between the Model 3 and other models?

Not really. Different sized cars and windshields mean more product and labor will be required, but the overall tinting application process is the same.

What kinds of window film do you offer for tinting the windows of a Tesla?

We offer the XPEL Prime XR (88% blockage of infrared heat) and the XPEL Prime XR Plus (98% blockage of infrared heat). Both window films protect you from harmful UV rays with a rating of SPF 1,000.

What is the darkest legal tint on a Tesla?

That’s a great question, and the simple answer is that it’s difficult to answer! Why? Because every state has different levels of legal tint. We recommend visiting a site like to discover the window tinting laws in your state and make sure you stay legal.

What is the best way to clean tinted Tesla windows?

There are two main considerations when cleaning tinted windows:

      1. Use an ammonia-free cleaner. A few good options are Invisible Glass and Meguiar’s Glass Cleaner. 
      2. Use soft microfiber cloths when cleaning the windows. Even household items like paper towels with a rougher surface can damage tinted windows.

Window Tinting & UV Protection For Your Tesla Model 3

If you own a Model 3 Tesla, you care a lot about driving a safe car and cutting down on the expenses of powering a vehicle.  But did you know…


If you own a Model 3 Tesla, you care a lot about driving a safe car and cutting down on the expenses of powering a vehicle. 

But did you know that Tesla’s have a feature called Cabin Overheat Protection that turns the A/C on if the interior gets over 110 degrees, even while parked? That means your miles per charge plummet and you aren’t nearly as efficient as you thought. 

Thankfully you can keep your Model 3 Tesla cool – and stay safe and private at the same time! 


Let XPEL Tesla window tinting from Sun Stoppers do it’s magic! 

Everyone knows the discomfort of climbing into a car after it’s been sitting in the sun for awhile. The hot cabin, stuffy air, and taking a long time to cool down is simply unpleasant in any vehicle.

But in a Model 3, this causes more than just temperature comfort issues. A hot interior can trigger the Cabin Overheat Protection System which causes the A/C to run.

And we all know what happens when the A/C is running unnecessarily in an electric vehicle: you get fewer miles per charge!

However, with tinted windows, you don’t want to have to worry about running out of charge prematurely, overheating your cabin, or other inefficient things that could be easily avoided.

After all, that’s why you’re driving your sleek car in the first place – because you love the efficiency, eco-friendliness, and beautiful style of any Tesla vehicle, but especially this model!

Get a quote today, or view our Store Locator to find your local Sun Stoppers location.    

Besides offering Model 3 Tesla window tinting services, we also offer other privacy and sun-blocking products, including the following:

Whatever your needs, Sun Stoppers has the tinting services.

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