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Legal Window Tint Percentages And How They Work

May 13

Window tinting can help make your car look better. Window tinting can help make your car more comfortable, and also provide security and privacy from sun.

If you decide to have window tinting done one of the initial questions you'll probably ask is "what percentage is the factory window tint?" This is a reference to how the tint is light or dark when it is applied to your windows. In this article, we will examine what the percentage of factory window tint is typically and what advantages can be derived from various shades of darkness!

What is Tinting?

Tinting is the process of adding a thin layer of tint to your car's glass. The film is not necessarily transparent, but it is typically tinted to limit the amount of light that enters the vehicle. Tinting provides privacy for both the driver and passengers.

There are numerous kinds of window tint available in the marketplace, each having different advantages. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the most well-known form of window tint. This is a long-lasting plastic that does not fade or peel over time.

What Percent is Factory Window Tint?

The percentage of darkness your window tint film has will determine the amount of light is blocked. A tint of 5 percent, or 50 percent allows 50 percent of the sunlight to pass through your car.

There are numerous shades and varieties of tints for windows available. But, the majority of factory tinted windows range from 15 to 20 percent dark. This means that the film is blocking between 85 and 80 percent the sunlight that enters your car.

How Do You Know What Percent Tint You Have?

If you're not sure what percent of your windows have tinted, there are a couple of ways to determine. One method is to hold a piece of paper up to the window and see how much light is blocked. If the paper is not evident, the tint could be darker. It is also possible to check the label on your driver's doorjamb for the percentage of tint. This sticker should state the percentage of tint for each window on the vehicle.

Why do different states have different tint laws?

Different states have their own laws regarding window tinting, as some drivers prefer driving with dark tints , while others would like lighter shades. The safety of the driver can be guaranteed by the legal limit on tint. A medical exemption could be required in states that allow very dark tints, for example, if the driver is disabled and requires the darkness.

What is the darkest shade Can You Tint Your Windows?

In general, you can tint your windows as dark as you want provided it's not illegal in your state. There are a few factors to be considered when tinting your windows. The first is that extremely dark tints make it difficult to read at night and in bad weather conditions. This can pose a danger to both the driver as well as other motorists. Additionally, dark tints could hinder visibility for law enforcement officers, leading to an arrest.

Factory Tint Percentage

The amount of tint is determined by the Visible Light Transmission or VLT%. This refers to the amount of light that is allowed through the film and then into the car. The darker the tint, lower the VLT percentage. For example an image with a VLT% of 15% would be very dark, whereas one with 70% VLT would appear to be almost transparent.


We'd like to remind our customers that it is against the law to use an unintentional tint on the front of your windshield of any kind in the state Utah. We suggest choosing a tint for your car that has VLT percentages between 35-50 to ensure good visibility and safety.

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