Tinted windows are something that a lot of people prefer. They may like to block out the sun from entering into their car, or perhaps because they like the way their vehicle looks with this tint over it. Many states actually have limits to the amount of tint that can be put on your window, the thickness and darkness of the tint put on the window is important to consider before you decide to move forward with it. You might be putting the tint on, only to find out when you get pulled over, that you have to have it removed for safety reasons.
Your Window Tint
When it comes to tinting the windows, the percentage of film that you can use depends on the state that you reside in and also the windows that it is going to go on. Usually, the tint in many states has to be light enough so that officers are able to see inside the vehicle. This tends to be between 30-40% if you’d like a thick enough tint to keep the rays out, while also still being able to see in.
Younger teen drivers need to keep their tint levels between 15 to 30% so that they are able to easily see throughout all of the windows in the vehicle. You want to ensure that everyone is safe, that your car stays cool and that officers can see in. Depending on whether or not you’re doing the tint on your own, you can ask the technician that is doing it for the legal percentage that you can have put on or you can ask your areas police station for more information. It is also shown that senior citizens that use tint on the windows may have a harder time seeing when the sun sets, which can be a problem when it comes to safety on the roads.
Window tint on vehicle is not something that is illegal entirely, and you’re still able to put some on your windows, you just do not want to overdo it and find out that your tint is not able to be as dark as it is on your vehicle. It is better to be safe then sorry when it comes to any modifications that you choose to put on your vehicle.
If you have tint on your windows, or if you know the legal limit for your state, make sure to let others that are thinking about putting tint on their windows know. You might be saving them time, money and a headache. Many times, if you’re pulled over with dark tint that is over the legal limit, you can get a ticket that you do not want to get.
Keep the sun out of your eyes, and everyone safe on the road when it comes to window tinting. Just make sure to be prepared and knowledgeable about the process and your choice of tint to go with. Only then can you make the right window tinting decision.