Everything comes with a set of rules.
And when it comes to the rules and regulations for car window tinting, things can get a little complicated.
But that’s only if you’re doing it on your own. Because, if you’ve got experienced window tinters you can rely on, they’ll teach you everything you need to know about tint laws.
The basics to get you started.
Before getting into the actual laws, it’s important to understand how window tinting works on a fundamental level.
When you get your car windows tinted, a ceramic film is placed on the windows’ glass. The film remains darker on the outside and lighter on the inside, so that you can see out while keeping others from seeing in.
As with all good things, the privacy gained from tinting, must come with some safety precautions. This is where tint laws come into play.
State regulations for window tinting.
There are two main sets of regulations when it comes to car window tinting: federal and state.
Every state has its own maximum tint percentage that is allowed for car windows. Some states do not allow tints that are too dark or visually restrictive from the outside. For this reason, you should know what percentage is allowed in your state before getting your windows tinted.
Some state percentages to be aware of are:
Pennsylvania -70% for front side, back side, and rear windows. 0% for windshield.
New York -70% for front side and back side windows. Any percent for rear windows. 6 inches for windshield.
New Jersey -0% for front side windows. Any percent for back side and rear windows. 0% for windshield.
Delaware -70% for front side windows. Any percent for back side and rear windows. Tints that are non-reflective and above a certain line, may be used for windshield.
Getting the right information.
Yes, there are a lot of rules when it comes to car window tinting.
Yes, those rules are manageable.
All you need is a little help and guidance. You’ll be well on your way to having tinted windows that give you the benefits of privacy and safety, while also complying with state and federal laws.
If you’re planning to get your car windows tinted, be sure to talk to a professional in the industry. Tell them what your needs are for tinted windows, and let them help you find the tint that works best for you and your neighborhood. A good car window tinter will be able to match your needs with the tint laws of your state.
A car window tinter you can rely on.
When you come to Car Pretty Window Tinting, we help you understand the tint laws first, and then we help you make a decision. We don’t just want you to blindly buy tints. We want you to make educated decisions about the tints that are going to drive with you everywhere.
So that you can come away feeling happy, knowing you made a worthwhile choice.
Have any questions or concerns? Give us a call at (215) 688-2000.
We’re happy to help!