Legal window tint options vary depending on your location, but there is still a wide range of choice within the legal limits. There are a few things to know about tint limits when you are shopping around for automotive window tinting for your car.

Consistency vs Variance

Some states, like Victoria, have varying tint limits. This means that a darker tint is allowed on the rear of the car and a lighter tint is allowed on the front windows. If you prefer a consistent tint level on all the windows on the car, you will have to go with the lower tint limit, which is assigned to the front windows, for both the rear and forward windows of the vehicle.

If you don't mind variance, you can opt to do the front windows in the lower limit and the rear in the upper limit. From the outside the difference is negligible, but you will still be able to enjoy the benefits of a darker tint on at least the rear glass.

Tint Reasons

There are many reasons to tint. One of the most common is comfort and sun protection. It can be hot inside a car, and windows only trap the heat and make it worse. Light blocking tints help keep the inside cooler and much more comfortable. Sun exposure can also fade car interiors and cause damage. Any medium to dark tint within the required limits will provide sun protection, particularly if it is also designed to block UV light.

Privacy and security are other reasons to consider window tinting. You may not want other motorists staring at your passengers, or perhaps you are worried about possible theft if your belongings are clearly visible in the back seat. If this is the case, then the darkest rear tint allowed with the limits is the ideal choice.

The final reason to consider tint is for safety. Window tinting can help reduce glares, which means you are less likely to be blinded or distracted by bright lights whilst behind the wheel. Even a light tint can reduce glares from sunlight or from headlamps at night.

UV-Only Options

If your only goal is to reduce UV light exposure inside of your vehicle, then tint level limits need not apply. This is because there are completely clear tinting options that only block out the UV light, not the visible light spectrum. With these products, you will still have complete visibility into and out of the vehicle, but neither you nor your car's interior will be exposed to dangerous UV rays.

Contact an automotive window tinting service to learn more about the limits and options in your area.