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Tinting Your Car’s Windows: Keeping it Legal

By In Window Film, Window Tinting On January 03, 2017


There are many reasons to have the windows of your automobile tinted professionally. Ranging from functionality and aesthetics to energy efficiency, tinting your car windows can upgrade the current appeal of your vehicle while providing protection from harmful UV rays. If you are in the Vero Beach or Sebastian areas of Florida and have been considering adding a tint to the windows of your automobile, be sure to contact us at Solar Solutions of Vero. We can advise you on the appropriate choices to match your needs and style and make sure you are meeting the requirements for what is legally acceptable in the state of Florida.

States vary in the requirements they have for window tinting. Here are the laws as they pertain to window tint darkness and window tint reflection in the State of Florida. For clarity and lack of misinterpretation, these laws are taken directly from here: www.tinting-laws.com/florida.

Window Tint Darkness in Florida

The percent of visible light allowed through your car windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Florida is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 15% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 15% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUVs and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 6% of the light in.

Window Tint Reflection in Florida

Rear Window: Any darkness can be applied 6 inches from the top of the window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Florida window tint law permits a certain window reflection when using a tint so make sure you pay attention to this as well.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 25% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 25% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

After viewing these laws, you can see why it is important to have a trusted, insured and licensed professional expertly apply your automobile window tint. Keeping in mind the many advantages tinting guarantees, this is something you may want to do for yourself for the new year. Adding window tint film to your vehicle can increase privacy, reduce heat inside the car, increase efficiency of heating and cooling systems, increase safety by keeping shattered glass intact, and provide protection from harmful UV rays affecting occupants and passengers alike. Be sure to check out our webpage outlining all of our services and contact us to set up your appointment.


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