3 Things To Consider When Tinting Your Vehicle's Windows

Automotive Blog

If you want to get your vehicle's window's tinted, here are three things that you need to take into consideration.

#1 UV Protection

The first thing you need to take into consideration is how your vehicle protects you from UV rays, especially if you spend a lot of time driving. UV rays that come in through your windows can cause you to get a sunburn and damage your skin. One way to protect your skin, other than wearing sunscreen, is by using a type of tint that protect you from UV rays. You can purchase window tint that provides you with the highest UV protection possible. Your health should be your first concern when looking at window tints for your vehicle.

#2 Where To Tint

The second thing that you need to take into consideration is where to apply the tint. For example, you are not going to want to apply window tint to your side or rear view mirrors, as this would compromise your ability to properly use these mirrors correctly.

You also want to think about the degree of tint that you use. For example, you may want to use a lighter tint on your rear windshield in order to ensure that you can look out of your rear windshield. You want to make sure that whatever tint you choose you can still see through, especially out of your side and rear windows as you look out of these windows to check the traffic.

#3 State Laws

Finally make sure that you understand the laws in your state in regards to window tinting. In some states, they limit the shade or color of tint that you can apply to your window. They may also limit how reflective your tint can be as well as other aspects of the window tinting.

Additionally, some states require you to carry around a statement that shows what type of window tint that you have on your vehicle. Other states require you to have a particular sticker on your vehicle when you have tinted windows. There are also some state that allow medical exemptions from certain window tinting requirements.

Check with your state's department of motor vehicle or the secretary of state to ensure that you know the exact legal requirements any window tint that you apply to your vehicle's windows needs to meet. You don't want to be required to change the window tint or face a fine for your window tint when pulled over by the police. For more information, contact companies like City Wide Auto Glass.


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