Car Window Tinting Services
People have their car windows tinted for a number of reasons. Car window tints keep vehicles cool with up to 60% heat reduction when compared with untreated glass. Tinted windows protect your children and the vehicles interior by blocking 99% of ultraviolet rays (UV.) One huge yet relatively unspoken benefit of having your car windows tinted is that tinted film increases safety and security of your vehicle. When a vehicle window is shattered by either accident or in an act of crime, tinted film will hold the the window together making it tough to collapse inwards.
Failing all of the above, you may just be a sucker for aesthetics and the look tints can provide your vehicle. No matter what your thought process, there are laws surrounding the density (darkness) of permitted window tints.
The rules for tinted front windscreens and front side windows depend on when the vehicle was first used. There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows. As provided via the Government Website (www.gov.uk)
Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later
The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.
Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985
The front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.
There are strict penalties enforced by the Police and Highways Agency Traffic Officers.
It is therefore in your very best interests you ensure that when considering or moving forward with car window tinting you visit professional fitters such as ourselves. Your vehicle can be in and out of our workshop within a few hours so no need to take the vehicle off the road for an extended period.