Tint FAQ and Legal Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

How dark can my windows be tinted?

The tinting laws vary from in each region throughout the country, but in general the front side windows must allow at least 70% light transmission (light passing into the car). There are no restrictions to the amount of tint applied to the rear windows.

If my car has windows tinted by the manufacturer of my vehicle, why should I use Car Tinting products?

Many reasons. Firstly manufacturer glass does not protect the passengers from UV radiation, which can be harmful to you, your children and pets. Also, generally only the rear windows are tinted so you can make the car look more aesthetically pleasing. This dramatically improves the appearance of your vehicle.

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Legal Information

Can I have my windows tinted?

Yes, but under certain conditions.

The UK Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986 Act details the legality of window tinting in the UK and specifies the minimum levels of light that must pass through the windscreen and front passenger windows.

The Act states:

  1. Motor Vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985  b) The light transmitted through the windscreen must be at least 75%  c) The front side windows (to either side of the drivers' head must allow 70% of light to be transmitted through them.
  2. If the above does not apply, then your vehicle is breaking UK law!
  3. You also need to consider that factory fitted glass in cars itself has around 12% of visible light blockage, therefore any applied films can only further this by an additional 13% (windscreen) and 18% (passenger windows) respectively.
  4. The rear windscreen and windows can have up to 95% of visible light blocked.
What can happen if you break the law?
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