Tinting your car windows have benefits. However, it could be wrong if window tinting dramatically reduces the driver’s road visibility, especially in poor light conditions. You will want to have the right window tinting for your car.
The best way to get the right window tinting for your car is to have a local car window tinting specialist install it. But first, you should know visible light transmission (VLT) and why you need to understand it.
Most new vehicles are equipped with factory-tinted window glass. However, this tint is less advantageous than solar and privacy tint. There are specific grades of glass film designed to fit various tinting needs. Make sure that even with the combination of the two tints, you can still get that 35 per cent VLT. Otherwise, you risk running your car on the road without following the darkest legal tint allowed in your area.
In most states and territories in Australia tint requirement is no lower than 35 per cent VLT on sides and backs. For the tinted band at the top of the windscreen, the allowed VLT is at least 10 per cent. You cannot use reflective or mirror-like tint as such tint can cause glare that may lead to an accident.
Not having the right VLT per cent on your tint may get you a violation ticket. Some choose colours that match the glass on the front two doors, but this also falls in the not allowed tinting. However, this has been considered a “grey area” for years. You might get away with this type of tinting.