Tint FAQ and Legal Information

Got a question about car window tints?

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Tint My Vehicle Windows?

Car window tinting is applied to your vehicle for a number of reasons including:

Privacy – Car window tints can offer you some level of privacy, no more worrying about people having a nosey in you back seats when the car is parked up.

Shatter proofing – Tinting your car windows means that there is a protective layer of film across the glass so in the event that the window should break the window tint will hold the glass together and stop the glass shattering across the interior of the car.

Temperature – Tinting your windows can help to greatly reduce the heat inside your car during those summer months, making your daily commute or that long road trip a more pleasurable experience.

Protecting your car’s interior – Direct sunlight and UV rays can damage your upholstery over time, by having your vehicle’s windows tinted it will help to drastically reduce this damage.

Protecting your passengers – Adding window tints to your car is a great way of shielding you passengers from the beating rays of the sun, this is especially handy if you have young children as it removes the need for unsightly sun visors stuck to the interior of the car with rubber suckers.

Aesthetically pleasing - Let’s face it, your car looks much nicer with tinted windows and it adds a little more class and cool to any vehicle.

So what ever your reason for having your windows tinted you can rest assured that Advanced Vehicle Tints & Wraps will provide you with the highest quality of product and service available across the Scottish Borders and beyond!

Legal Information

What is excessively tinted glass?

Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986 as amended specify the minimum levels of light that must pass through the windscreen and front side windows.

The limits are:

Motor Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985: The windscreen and front side windows must allow at least 70% of light to be transmitted through them.

Motor Vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985: The light transmitted through the windscreen must be at least 75%.

The front side windows must allow at least 70% of light to be transmitted through them. If the glass is tinted to a point whereby it lets through less light, then the vehicle does not meet legal requirements.

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