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When you step outside in Texas, what’s the first thing you do? Put on your sunglasses, right? The sun can be so brutally bright - not to mention hot - that it feels like your eyes are going to cook right in their sockets. Needless to say, that’s bad.
What about your car? No matter how slick your car is, it’s basically a metal box with glass panes all around it. Those panes don’t provide nearly the sun protection for your car’s interior that your Ray Bans do for your delicate eyeballs. When it comes to heat, glare, and UV radiation, regular windows might as well not even be there.
So your interior gets super hot if you park outside for like ten seconds, and when you’re driving you soak up UV rays like a sunbather on the beach. And without proper protection, the sun exposure can cause your dashboard and your leather seats to become brittle and crack.
... Basically, the sun is a huge jerk.
That’s where a properly applied window tint can make a tremendous difference for your car and its occupants. At Vivë, we offer the most advanced nano window tint in the world. With Nano Ceramic Technology, the nano tint utilizes precious metals - silver and gold - to allow in the maximum amount of light, but reject the maximum amount of heat without increasing the visual reflectivity of the glass.
We can tint up to 30% (the Texas limit, y’all), with premium film material ranging from SunTek CeramicIR to S-TEK NEX Series for advanced UV protection (up to 99%) and heat rejection. Our tint provides a non-reflective “black” finish and carry manufacturer’s LIFETIME limited warranty with protection against film fading.
Excellent experience with Vivë! I had front end PPF, Window tint, Chrome Delete, and Modesta Ceramic all done at Vivë and couldn’t be happier with the results. Anson is very knowledgeable and takes time to thoroughly explain all the options and answer any questions. Scheduling drop off and pickup is also very convenient. My car looks amazing and Vivë is the reason why.
If you want quality work and product for your vehicle you need to check out Vivë! I got clear bra film and ceramic tint put on my car and it turned out great. Kappy was fantastic to work with and was keeping me updated during the whole process! I really appreciated the team letting me know of car defects found up front and also ensuring the products requested were going to turn out the way I was expecting them to. Aside from what I requested, Vivë has many other top of the line offerings — and its always great to stop by to see all the exotic cars they frequently have at their shop!
All of the members of the Vivë team were very professional and I appreciate the high level of follow up service. The car looks awesome! The window tint is AMAZING!
All of the members of the Vive team were very professional and I appreciate the high level of follow up service. And the car looks awesome as well.
Whether you’re looking for a minimum amount of tint or you want to keep prying eyes from checking you out in your ride, Vivë offers the right level of tint for you. Of course, state law only allows us to go so far, so we can’t make your car like the dark side of the Moon. But we can get you where you want to go. And no matter what level of tint you go with, you’ll get the same type of attractive, non-reflective appearance with superior heat, UV, and infrared rejection.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a quality window tint as part of a comprehensive sun protection program. This recommendation often comes as a surprise because most people think only of outdoor sun safety when they think of skin cancer prevention. While wearing sunscreen, covering up and staying in the shade are all keys to helping protect against the sun’s Ultraviolet Rays (UV) while outside, our line of window tint protects you and your family while indoors, especially on the road.
Solar radiation is made up of 3 components; visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet rays. As solar radiation comes in contact with your auto glass, particles embedded in your nano-ceramic tint will deflect and block out the harmful rays and much of the heat, while allowing the visible light and a greatly reduced amount of heat to pass through.
We plot the precise dimensions of each window or windshield by computer and have the C&C machine - the same machine we use for Paint Protection Film; cut the nano-ceramic tint with digital precision before it ever touches your glass. No razor blades against your glass. Ever.
Any tint application, whether old-style film or the nano-ceramic tint we install at Vivë, requires water in the process. (We use only purified water in adhering the tint to the glass, by the way.) At Vivë, we take every possible precaution - two-to-three times the precautions taken at regular shops - to prevent water from coming in contact with anything that could be damaged.
Each pre-cut sheet of film is custom fitted to your glass by experienced, professional technicians. All Vivë technicians are required to pass the Certified Film Installation Test administered by SunTek and S-TEK.
A careful application of heat to shrink and seal the tint to the glass and you’re ready to go. No bubbles. No scratches. No worries. Enjoy your new look and your cooler car!
Fifteen years ago, I was in the same place. I’d just bought my first “high-performance car” - a Silverstone Metallic Nissan 350Z, 287hp (I know, I know…). I’d dreamed of this car for years, and buying it made me feel like I’d finally made it. But then the paranoia set in. What if it got scratched? What about all the road debris? The sweltering heat of a Houston summer would surely fade the paint! Suddenly, I wanted to keep it safe in the garage and only take it out on the most perfect of days.
I became obsessed with car care - not just washing it on the weekends (which I did religiously!), but researching the best products and techniques for keeping my precious Z in pristine condition. Soon, my obsession turned into a part-time side hustle...car guys and gals just like me had a hard time finding someone who would take such excellent care of their vehicles. Forget about Bubba down at the corner car wash - they wanted someone who knew cars inside and out, who could CARE for them, not just CLEAN them. They wanted the best for their cars - so we decided to offer the best.
Thus, Vivë Auto Detailing was born.
Vivë is not your typical “auto shop.” We’re a high-performance, luxury car care studio that specializes in providing you with the highest level of care for your specific car, driving habits, and priorities. We’re car enthusiasts just like you. We geek out over the latest models, the classics, and everything in between, We can talk for days about torque, horsepower, and handling...and we know you can, too.
Vivë was founded in 2007 by Anson Lau, and since then, we’ve installed thousands of window tint applications on just about every exotic and luxury car, truck, and bike you can imagine. In over a decade in this industry, we’ve seen it all. Really. We can fix and help prevent the most common damage - and even the not-so-common (scratches from a raccoon attack - ask us how we know!) Technology is always changing, and we at Vivë maintain a constant pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable technicians and detailers reaches all over the world, and our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves.
You can drive your car knowing that it’s fully protected from the wear and tear - and you can keep it looking as pristine as the day it came off the showroom floor, whether that was two weeks ago or four decades ago. Taking your car to Vivë is like buying a fine suit. For top quality and craftsmanship, you don’t buy off the rack at Macy’s. You go to a tailor to have a Gucci custom-made, with the feel, quality, and style that fits just for you. Bespoke. Timeless. Doesn’t your car deserve the same treatment?
There are a lot of shops in the Houston area that install window tint - but they are not all created equal. We pride ourselves on being the top car care studio in the area. Here’s why:
We focus 95% of our efforts on prep work (usually a full day). We make sure the canvas of your car is absolutely perfect before installing your window tint - ensuring that your investment lasts as long as possible.
We perform pre-inspection and diagnostics of the entire car for every job - we’re not just window tint installers. We’re car enthusiasts, and we make sure your car is primed and ready to go when it’s time to install.
We go through a 52-point final inspection checklist when the car is finished - we make sure you’re getting exactly what you paid for (and more)
Yep, they are. You’re absolutely right. And you are welcome to try out those other places if you wish. But just remember..there’s a reason they’re cheaper.
Look, we’re not here to rip you off. Our priority is building a solid relationship with you. We won’t sell you the most expensive window tint package - unless that’s what you want and what your car needs. We’ll help educate you and empower you to make the right decision for your vehicle and your needs. Are we more expensive? Probably. But what are you comparing us to? Are you comparing apples to apples The products we carry are the highest quality in the industry - apples. Did the other guy get his stuff off Amazon? Oranges (and did we mention that those coatings turn yellow in the Houston heat? Yuck.)
Are we the cheapest studio in town? Nope. But we are the best. And you get what you pay for.
Let me guess - you’ve seen the ads for mobile "$99 Window Tint Special" or the mobile window tinter who come to your home or office. Quick tip: they are not using professional grade window film, and they let your car “cure” in the sun. Convenience is great - but not at the expense of quality, longevity, and your vehicle. We have a highly controlled work space/studio with special lighting, filtered air and water, controlled temperature, and proper infrared curing lamps to harden any coatings or film for maximum performance.
We only take a few vehicles at a time so we can devote 100% of our team’s attention to your car - to allow plenty for the extensive prep work, expert installation, and thorough post-install inspection we perform on every vehicle. Oh, and did we mention that we have 24/7 security, and that your car will be housed in our state-of-the-art studio the whole time? No fenced-in lot out back...clean, climate-controlled luxury.
Sorry, we have to disagree. Not all window tinters are the same - not by a long shot. We’ve been in the industry since 2007 - we are one of the longest-serving car care studios in the Houston area. We install hundreds of window tint every month, while many of our competitors average 5 a month. Do you want a surgeon who has only performed your surgery a few times? We didn’t think so.
The difference is that ours really are the best ;) Here’s the thing. There are certain brands of films that any shop can get. XPEL, 3M, Invisihield - we can get them, too. But we don’t - because they don’t align with our quality standards or those of our customers. The films we carry are THE top-of-the-line - because so are we. We carry SunTek and we are are the ONLY shop in the Houston area to carry S-TEK NEX Series Window Tint. Why? S-TEK has visited the car care studios in the Houston area, and they determined that they wanted to place their product in OUR studio. They believe we are the most qualified to apply it. We know the different films, brands, and services can be confusing, so we’ve put together a consumer awareness guide to help - check it out here.
Please educate yourself on the differences in paint protection films, installers, and studios. They are NOT all created equal. Not everything you see on the internet is true. And if you have questions, please give us a call. We want to help you make the best decision for your vehicle - not the best decision for our bottom line.
Yeah about that...read the fine print. Go on, we’ll wait.
The truth is, those “lifetime warranties” aren’t really lifetime. They aren’t designed to last forever, and the second the installer goes out of business or you use the wrong product on the vehicle, your “warranty” is void.
At Vivë, we believe in our work. We carefully select the coatings we offer, and they perform as advertised. If, for some strange reason they don’t, we will do everything we can to make it right.
We do back our work for 30 days if the customer is unhappy with something we might have missed. We don’t avoid phone calls or disappear overnight.
But please be wary of paint protection films or installers who promise lifetime warranties...there’s always some fine print that tells the real truth.
Still on the fence? Check out what our clients have to say!
We guarantee our work. Our automotive window film will not lose their solar reflective properties for the life of your vehicle or as long as you own it. The warranty further covers against peeling, delaminating or bubbling from the glass. Lastly, the warranty protects the color of the product, assuring that it will never fade to purple.
Our appointments book up weeks ahead, so hurry to get on our schedule. Pre-book to secure your spot and receive special bonuses and discounts. Remember the longer you wait, the more you drive your car, the more danger your car is in from the elements - the birds, the rocks, the raccoons. Get it protected as soon as possible so you’re not repainting it in a couple of years.
We advise all of our customers not to roll their window down for 7 days to make sure the film was installed and cured correctly.
The amount of time varies, depending on your type of vehicle. A complete car can take 1 to 2 days. If old aftermarket film has to be removed, that can add anywhere from an extra day or two.
Ceramic Window Tint is a technologically advanced film with outstanding, top-performing features. The addition of ceramic technology enhances solar performance and infrared rejection, maintaining a fully non-metal construction for no signal interference with on-board or portable electronic devices.
Our packages were designed based on how you care for the vehicle and length of ownership. The higher the grade of film, the more heat rejection properties.
No. At Vivë, we work on all types of vehicles and provide an assortment of detailing services. Our customer base has a wide range of vehicles including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Toyota, Nissan etc. Our primary showcase focuses on exotics and luxuries, but we provide services for the daily driver as well. We pride ourselves for being the first choice when it comes to being the premier auto detailing salon in Houston, TX.
Vivë will gladly match the price on an identical service sold by our closest competitors. Show us the ad or quote and we will match the price. Match excludes free product offers, gift card offers, location specific offers, holiday sales offers (e.g., Black Friday, Cyber Monday) special orders, services, ad and estimate errors. Limit one match/item/guest/service. Other restrictions apply. Contact us for full details.
Vivë was started and created for the owners of finer passions in automobiles. This passion runs deeps in our company and is apparent in our level of quality work. Vivë provides a wide range of work to suit your needs. Our quality and professionalism is guaranteed and unrivaled across the Greater Houston Area. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves. Not only do we provide our customers with the highest level of service, we also educate them on how to properly detail and maintain the vehicle throughout their ownership. We take great pride in each vehicle we service and work only a select few at a time so each client’s vehicle can have the undivided attention it needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and dedication and promise to take care of your vehicle as if it were one of our own. Choose Vivë to bring your car to the next level.
We do not offer complimentary shuttle service or loaner cars at the moment.
All Vivë technicians are required to pass the Certified Detailer Test administered by the International Detailing Association. Vivë is trained annually at Meguiar’s, PlusCon and SEMA. Vivë is the select few in the country to offer CQuartz FINEST, Modesta, Nanolex and Opti-Coat Pro. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves.
Window tinting typically refers to a process in which a transparent sheet of film is applied to the inside of a vehicle's windows. The main purpose of this process is to reduce the amount of heat and radiation from the sun that reaches the interior of the vehicle, but many folks just tint their windows because they think it looks cool. The thickness of the film and the material from which it is made can vary, and different states have different restrictions regarding the darkness of the film that may be used.
Yes, we are fully insured for liability, loss, theft, fire and water infiltration for your protection. Our facility is monitored using only the best U.L. Certified Monitoring Station – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.