Window tinting is a great way to make your car more comfortable and to also help make it look better. However, you do need to keep in mind that car window tinting laws do differ from state to state. Knowing the car window tinting laws for your state is a must and can help keep you on the right side of the law.
What is Car Window Tinting?
The tinting process is simpler than you might imagine. The process starts by cleaning the windows thoroughly and making sure that the window is fully free of dirt and grime that might cause bubbles in the tint. The tint is then stretched over the widow and smoothed into place. The tint is like a large sticker, it is sticky on one side and will adhere to the window and stay there until it is professionally removed.
Tint goes on the inside of the window and allows light to filter through. 3M window tint can block as much as 95% of light that filters through the window making the interior of the car very dark. Most commonly the front and back windows of a car are what is tinted.
How Dark Can Tint Be?
Tint in most states cannot be darker than 65%. This means that at least 35% of light must be able to filter through the window in order for it to be legal. This helps the police, or any other officials that are approaching the vehicle to be able to see inside to make sure that they are not in danger. You can get a ticket for your window tint being too dark and can be ordered to have it removed.
Before having any window tint added to your car, it is always best to talk with your tint professional to see how dark their tint is and to make sure that it is not going to go against any laws or any regulations that might be in place where you live. Tint that is too dark can also impair your vision when driving at night or when driving in inclement weather or bad weather conditions. It is so important to make sure that your window tint not only looks good, but that it is safe and legal as well before you get it done and potentially have to have it removed.