When making the decision to tint your vehicle’s windows, it’s important to keep in mind that every state has specific laws about how dark your car window tint can be.
Here at Tintix, we follow these laws carefully so that you can enjoy all the benefits of tinting your windows without worrying about whether or not the level of tint on your windows is legal.
What is the law for tinted windows in California?
Different states have different limits on VLT (visible light transmission); These limits ensure that drivers can still see the road, other cars, and any potential obstructions on the road.
In areas with less direct sunlight, the state usually imposes much stricter window tint laws.
In places like California and Florida, where the sunlight can be quite harsh, the government allows for a higher level of tint on vehicle windows.
California Tint Laws
At our Brentwood, California location, we follow California state law diligently. Here’s what the law says regarding sedans, SUVs, and vans:
- Windshield: Non-reflective tint is permitted on the top four inches of the windshield.
- Front Side Windows: Window tint film must allow 88% of the light in (88% VLT) or at least 70% VLT if combined with factory-tinted windows.
- Back Side Windows: You can use any percentage.
- Rear Window: You can use any percentage.
As you can see, California window tint laws require specific VLT on the windshield and front side windows,
but they allow you to make your own choices regarding your back side windows and rear windows!
Whatever your preferences, Tintix is here to provide you with high-quality window tinting that complies with the law while also being customized to your liking.
Car tinted windows law in California
California also has some specific laws and regulations regarding how reflective your window tint film should be:
- Front Side Windows: tinted windows can be no more reflective than a standard window
- Back Side Windows: tinted windows can be no more reflective than a standard window
Additionally, California law requires drivers to have a certificate and/or sticker from the window tint installers (that’s us, Tintix!) and the manufacturer of the window tint film, which we here at Tintix are more than happy to provide.
We are more than ready to provide our clients in Brentwood, California, and the surrounding area with excellent, custom service that leaves you completely satisfied while also complying with the law.
Are you ready to tint your windows? Book an appointment with us today!