Tinted Window Laws | What You Need to Know | Advice for Car Owners

Tinting the windows of your vehicle can bring both visual and security benefits, yet what you might not know is that there are some laws which must be adhered to when it comes to tinted windows. As we are vastly experienced when it comes to tinting windows on all makes and models of vehicle, you can rest assured that we here at Fleet Motorglass always stick to the laws set in place, however thought we’d provide you with them so you know all there is to know.

The first thing to bear in mind is that the rules surrounding both front windscreen and front passenger window tinting depend on the year in which the vehicle was manufactured as there are different guidelines for vehicles used before and after April 1st 1985. For rear windscreens and rear passenger windows, there are currently no rules surrounding the level at which these windows can be tinted.

Vehicles First Used Before 1st April 1985

On vehicles that were used for the first time before 1st April 1985, the front windscreen and front passenger windows must allow at least 70% of light through.

Vehicles First Used After 1st April 1985

On all vehicles that were first used after 1st April 1985, the front windscreen must be tinted to a degree that allows at least 75% of light through whilst front passenger windows must let at least 70% of light through them.

If windows are tinted to a level which doesn’t allow this percentage of light through, you could receive a ‘prohibition notice’ which prevents you from driving your vehicle on the road until the tinting has been adjusted or a penalty notice or court summons could be issued.

At Fleet Motorglass, we will ensure that the window tinting service you have invested in from us will always be completed to the very highest standard and in line with the legal requirements so you won’t ever encounter any problems. If you would like to find out more or wish to book your vehicle in for window tinting, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call on the number local to you and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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