When it comes to your vehicle, window tinting is a popular option that offers a variety of benefits. Window tint helps protect the interior of your vehicle against ultraviolet rays that are emitted through sunlight. It also helps keep the interior of your vehicle cool, conceals personal belongings inside of your vehicle, and reduces the glare produced by other headlights. Window tinting laws vary from state to state, and opinions on window tinting are numerous. Are you considering darkening the windows in your vehicle? Read on!
Tinted area cannot extend more than 5 inches from the top of the windshield. In vehicles, you may use a tint that allows at least 25% visible light transmission on the front and back side windows. On rear windows, after-market tint must allow at least 10% light transmission.
All window tinting must have a visible light transmittance of at least 35%, and tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the AS-1 line.
Vehicles may be operated that have a light transmission of at least 35%. Tint is allowed along the top of the windshield, above the AS-1 line.
Windshield must have light transmission of at least 25%, and tinting cannot extend downward beyond the AS-1 line, or more than 5 inches from the top of the windshield. Other windows in the vehicle must have a light transmission of at least 35%.
**The AS-1 line refers to the line extending from the letters “AS-1” found running parallel to the top of most windshields.
**Visible light transmission refers to the amount of visible light that makes it through the film and window.
If you’re thinking about getting your windows tinted, make sure you consult a professional. Have an expert guide you through the decision process, from state laws to color and shade options. Read online reviews and recommendations before you let just anyone tint your windows. A bad tint job can lead to lifting and bubbling. Before spending money on the service, make sure that the final product will be safe, legal, and fit your personal needs.