Car Tinting Laws

Car Tinting Legislation

Excessively tinted glass can be dangerous so we always work within window tinting laws. The Road Vehicles Regulations (1986) sets out the following guidelines in regard to the minimum light levels which windscreens and front side windows must allow through:

  • Motor vehicles first used before 1 April 1985: the windscreen and front side window must allow at least 70% of light through.
  • Motor vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985: the windscreen must allow at least 75% of light through, while the front side windows must allow at least 70% of light through.

If the glass in either the windscreen or front side windows is tinted beyond what is stipulated above, then the vehicle isn't complying with the law. This law is in place as it is believed that if any more light was blocked out that the driver's vision would be too restricted, especially in dark conditions.

By disregarding the law you risk invalidating your insurance and if stopped by the police you may incur a fine or penalty. We operate and abide by the laws stated and can guarantee that all our tinting complies legally.

However, should you have had your car improperly or illegally tinted in the past; we can also offer a service to remove the film.

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Car Tinting Legislation

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